free Summertime popsicle (bomb pop inspired) applique

Summertime is for popsicles! It’s also for fun crafts and DIY projects. Appliques are a great way to spruce up almost any craft project. Pieced appliques are extra fun, because they are a great way to get creative. This fabric has a summery vibe, and brings back memories of eating hot dogs, pretzels and popsicles on a warm summer afternoon! I made a kitchen towel, and added this fun bomb pop inspired applique. Make your own summer popsicle, and applique that thing on all your summer projects! You can download the summertime popsicle applique here. Just print it, cut out the

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Viva La Virgen! What you can make with your Virgin Mary Fabric

The Virgin Mary or La Virgen de Guadalupe remains an important symbol in Mexican culture. She is a symbol of strength and faith, and is often associated with motherhood, feminism and social justice. I grew up Catholic, and she was a constant in the memories of my childhood. Fast forward to the present, and although I am not a practicing Catholic anymore, my love of la Virgen has remained. So let’s talk fabric. There have been many Virgin Mary prints available since I started sewing thirteen years ago, and I have probably purchased most of them! What do you make

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Apple Dump Cake

My Dad has been bringing me apples lately. Like, a lot of apples. So many apples that there is no way we could possibly eat them all, and we tried. With Covid-19 still a very real threat, I have been extremely vigilant about distancing. Two of my kids have compromised immune systems, so we have sheltered in place since early March. What does my Dad and apples have to do with that? Well, my Dad used to visit us almost every week, but since March, those visits have stopped. Recently though, he has been stopping by the house with apples.

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Seven Low-Key Halloween “Costumes” You Can Create Using A Face Mask, Some Makeup And A Few Accessories.

Halloween is on Saturday this year. We are also in the middle of a pandemic, and Halloween celebrations for the majority of people, will be low-key. That being said, there may be some of you that will still want to dress up, and be festive, without going full-blown costume. This post is for YOU! We are going to share seven low-key Halloween “costume” looks that you can recreate with a face mask (‘cuz safety), some makeup, and a few accessories (if you want). halloween look #1 – las monarcas -monarch butterfly Monarch butterflies are beautiful. They are also really on

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Top Five Places To Get Custom Fabric Printed

So, fabric. I’ve collected it for years, and once it enters my home, I form a very emotional attachment to it. Every time I think of “de-stashing” I start having a tiny panic attack. Dramatic? Yes, but I really do become attached to the fabric I buy , and I’ve made my peace with that. I have always wanted to design my own fabric. The problem? I lack artistic ability, but have a lot of design ideas. The solution? Hire a graphic designer to bring those ideas to life, and a place that will print the fabric. Lucky for me,

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Coloring Pages!

It’s been a time. Amirite?! We’ve all been quarantined at home since early March, and let’s be real. The walls feel like they are closing in, and our nerves are all a little frayed. I know it’s the best place to be right now, and I can totally see the “BIG” picture, but we are all human, and getting close to our wits end is NORMAL. My kids like to color and so do I. So, I very nicely asked my oldest daughter (and graphic design major) Sabrina to please design a couple of coloring pages to share with you.

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