#2017MakeNine + Top 5 Reflections/Goals

Happy New Year Everyone!  I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the winter break with the kiddos and the long weekend with my husband. The weather has been beautiful so we spent quite a few days beachside-perfect way to start out the year! Here’s my last TOP 5: My Reflections + Goals plus my #2017MakeNine! Reflections: It’s been a busy year! I made 31 pieces for me plus countless more for the kids! Moving is not conductive to getting anything done! I really missed using natural dyes and being able to get messy! My closet is almost full!  I really need very few […]

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Top 5: Non Sewing Highlights-My Family Year in Review

2016 was an eventful year for my little family! Here’s my second TOP 5 Post for 2016: my non-sewing related Highlights!  I tried to pick 5 but so much happened this year that I decided instead to put together a little family year in review.  This year so much less sewing then usual because of all the big changes we had.  Selling our condo in Naples, Making the move to Plantation, the start of school for BOTH my kiddos and my first months back to work after 8 years as a Stay at Home Momma! I started January with a bang in a gorgeous DKNY bronze dress that my […]

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Handmade Halloween 2016

Yesterday was Halloween!  My favorite holiday of all.  I think I just like an excuse to dress up! Unfortunately Ami got sick last minute so no trick or treating for her or me! :(  Luckily we had a community party yesterday and a get together with the cousins this past weekend so not a total loss. Vic and Nigel hit the motherload so we know where to go next year! This year Ami decided she wanted her first store bought costume-she wanted to go full out as a Disney princess.  She picked out Mulan at the Disney Store.  Sparkly and […]

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Navy Midi Dress + Birthday Recap

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments on my Autumn Hemp Donna Karan Dress and for all the Birthday Wishes!  I had an amazing 40th Birthday and wanted to share more about what we did and what I wore! worn here: Navy Midi Dress, Autumn Hemp Silk Donna Karan Wrap Dress/Jacket V1384, Navy Pumps, Tapestry Tote from AIC I made this Navy Midi dress to wear with my gold dress (as a jacket) to keep my look a little more casual and daytime appropriate.  I wanted a slim silhouette for layering and thought Navy would be a good contrast to the […]

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Handmade Christmas-Family Sewing

I may have gone a little overboard with Christmas present sewing this year-but boy was it fun!  I worked on my handmade Christmas gifts for my family for a good month and made:  4 Lounge Pants, 12 Stowe bags, and 3 Jackets!  Plus I posted last week everything I made for my kids. My mom gave me my Christmas gift early to help out: a wonderful Coverstitch Machine!  It sure helped speed up those last projects.  I received the Brother 2340CV Pacesetter and wow-I love it!  It took a little getting used too but after some trial and error its super easy to use.  The only […]

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Handmade Christmas-Sewing for the Kids

I’m psyched to finally share what I made for Christmas gifts this year!  First up-gifts for my kids.  As I’ve mentioned before we tend to do 3-4 main gifts for our kiddos each year (+stocking stuffers) to keep the clutter down. Something you WANT, something you NEED, something to WEAR, and something to READ! WANT– 14 in 1 Owi Solar Robot(for Nigel) and DIY Perfume Kit from Brambleberry (for Ami- the scents on these are amazing!  I buy all my soap making products through them too BTW.) NEED- Headphones for both Kids (Minion for Nige and Monster High for Ami). READ- […]

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