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PAINT! giveaway {giveaway now closed}

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Clothes, Dresses, fabric, girls, inspiration, kids, sewing | 35 comments

random.org says #20 is the winner thanks for participating! My friend Carrie is a beautiful person, and I’m lucky enough to be part of her bloghop, so here’s a COMPLETELY BIASED WITH LOVE review of her new fabric line for Windham, PAINT! isn’t it pretty!!! I knew immediately that the rich colors and artistic theme and all the little details would appeal to my daughter, so I jumped at the chance to play with it. I let The Bean choose the fabrics she liked, and she chose the paintbrushes. So I quickly made a pretty little wrap...

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BoPeep Dress and Tunic Pattern Giveaway!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Clothes, Dresses, fabric, Finished Projects, Patterns, sewing | 8 comments

As mentioned in this post about PAINT! I’ve totally redesigned my BoPeep pattern, and I’m in LOVE. it’s super clean and reversible, and, best of all, my daughter LOVES it. She has about 8 now, that she wears pretty much constantly. I posted some of my tests on Instagram, (I’m @ramonarose over there), and some kind friends were awesome enough to test the pattern for me (Chris, Raych, Katie, and Rhonda, THANK YOU!). The new dress is completely reversible, the way Katie did it in these pictures, or you can designate an...

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SockSack Pattern update

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in bag, Patterns | 6 comments

SockSack Pattern update

after getting lots of requests, I’ve revised and updated the SockSack pattern to have multiple sizes! (The Small size was the original sock size, Medium is perfect for cowls and scarves, and the Large is the right size for sweaters. 2-at-a-time sleeves, anyone?) My lovely friend Elisabeth made a Medium sample for me, and it’s divine: The price of the pattern has gone up, but it now includes not only the 3 sizes, but also the BONUS zipper divider instructions. (like the ones pictured...

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Shamrock quilt

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in babies, fabric, Featured, Finished Projects, finished quilts, gifts, kids, patchwork, Quilting, scraps | 0 comments

Shamrock quilt

It’s finished! I made this little baby quilt as a fundraising item for Lyons Academy of Irish Dance (D and the Bean both dance here). My friend Sandi, @missplanner on instagram, was kind enough to share her shamrock block dimensions with me, so I whipped out the top in one night (patchwork is cotton, solids are linen), quilted it with shamrocks the next night, and bound it on the 3rd day. LOVE. It measures about 40″ square and will hopefully make some Irish baby very happy.  (gratuitous Baby Crockett...

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Beatbox cuteness

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Clothes, Dresses, Finished Projects, girls, kids, Robert Kaufman, sewing | 0 comments

Beatbox cuteness

I had quite a bit of this adorable fabric left after a project for RK, so I used it to test a dress pattern.  I’m in love with this dress: and I used to own it in a size 2, but it never worked for the bean. the size was all wonky, and it was just a headache. so, 3 years later, I decided to try again from scratch. I think it worked out quite well as a test, don’t you? The Bean was pretty psyched about the spin factor, and all the other pics are blurry as she tests the spin over and over and over. Obviously the finished product...

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Bigfoot Quilt (top)

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in fabric, Featured, inspiration, patchwork, Quilting, Robert Kaufman | 3 comments

Bigfoot Quilt (top)

ok, so there’s a new wave on Instagram (I’m @ramonarose over there), led by Katy and Dana, to make Scrappy Bear Paw quilt blocks (to be made into a quilt, obv.). I have been lusting after the beautiful blocks, but I’m really really really trying to finish up my long ignored WIPs, so I was NOT going to participate. BUT. While driving to pick up the bean, I had a FLASH of inspiration, did the math on my phone while the kiddos played at the park, waited impatiently for kid-bedtime, and then jumped in. By midnight I had a...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m the luckiest girl in the whole world, and my amazingly talented husband makes me occasional videos (theoretically every Xmas and birthday, but life often gets in the way). I just got the one for this year, and I LOVE IT. So I’m sharing it here, so y’all can see it too. (click here to view it on Vimeo, if it doesn’t show up below)   Happy 2014 from Christopher Burke on...

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How I spin multi-points.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in fabric, patchwork, Quilting, tutorial | 2 comments

Hey Lindsey, this is how I spin my triangle points. 1. I figure out how to sew 1/2 the block (so I have a straight 180 line.) (sample quickly made with leftover bunting triangles, so they’re not perfect, but they were already cut and near my machine). Finger press (or iron press, but I’m too lazy) all the seams the same direction (here, to the right side of the points). 2. Make the other half, and again, press all the seams the same way. (to the right of the points, in the example, but left works too!) 3. Sew the 2 halves...

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Sewing with leather: success!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in bag, fabric, Finished Projects, Robert Kaufman, scraps, wallet | 0 comments

  I dream of leather bag making, but something always to go wrong. Skipped stitches, broken thread, etc. I think this time, since I stayed SUPER simple, I actually achieved success!   I used Isocord (Isacord?) machine embroidery polyester thread for all the sewing. it’s super fine, but WAY strong.   I put in a metal zipper from Momen+. They have the bestest zips in the whole world.  The leather is SUPER soft and supple, I bought it as a scrap in downtown LA.   It’s lined with a print of London Calling II...

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Dress for my butterfly

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  I had some pretty lawn, and an idea, so late Sunday night, I drafted a quick pattern, and whipped this out. She loved how light and cool it was. I’ll hem it before she wears it again, and next time, I’ll put some piping to accentuate the curved top. Or use contrasting fabrics, or...

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