• Photography

    Finding Vintage Fabric on a Budget

    I wish I had the money to get yards and yards of great fabric from my local fabric shop. Lace also is something I would love to buy but it can be so expensive. Here is my secret. Sheets! I find the best fabric by buying sheets and curtains from thrift stores. There are some wonderful prints and you get lots of yardage for 1-5 dollars.   Here are a couple of pictures of some fabric I have acquired in this way. I absolutely love the butterfly fabric. I am planning on making this into something for my daughters bed…maybe a canopy.   Another thing you can find at thrift…

  • DIY

    DIY: Braided Bohemian Headband

    Another headband tutorial! Be sure to check out the Single Strand Lace Headband and Double Strand Lace Headband. For this tutorial this is what you will need. Materials: 20 inches of three types of lace or ribbon. You may want to double up if one of your strands of lace or ribbon is significantly narrower than the others. As you can see in the picture I used two strands of the narrowest type of ribbon to even out everything. Scissors 2.5 inches of elastic Sewing Machine (glue will work also) EXTRAS: If you want to make the flower extras you will need. A silk flower, a button, some extra ribbon,…

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    One Year Anniversary

    One year ago I posted my first pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. I am so thankful to all those who have helped me along the way. My husband who encourages me, keeps me technically current, and takes amazing photos. My wonderful Tech Editor Jules, who has to deal with all my spelling and grammar errrrrrrrors. Fellow designers¬†Amanda Keeys, and¬†Sivia Harding who encourage me and help me along the road of pattern designing. There are many more of you who have emailed me corrections (thank you!), tested patterns, and sent me thoughtful comments and compliments. I am so thankful to you all! Thanks for helping make the last year so wonderfully…