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Ottobre Children's Winter Magazine

We have just received the newest edition of Ottobre Design Magazine, and I am very excited to share with you all some of the great children's patterns it includes! This is a great magazine from Finland that includes a wide variety of patterns. I suggest it for everyone! Other editions include patterns for women as well. This magazine really has some fashion forward designs at a wonderful price! You can check it out on my site here! This edition has the cutest outfits for boys. Here's some adorable outfits for those special upcoming occasions...gotta love the suspenders and bow-tie! And there's even some more patterns for casual wear, for those fun winter play days!   The collection of girls clothing patterns is simply fantastic! There's a variety of jackets and coats for all ages to keep warm this winter. And to compliment the boys in the bow-ties, some very fashionable dresses are included for you to choose from for those special events! These girls will

Happy Halloween!

With Halloween just around the corner and it's still not too late for some last minute Halloween projects. So I thought I'd share with you some of my ideas on how to whip up some great Halloween crafts! If you are looking so make a quick and adorable costume for the kids, I've got something for you! From Precious Patterns, I have featured on my website an E-Pattern for a Pumpkin and Dalmatian costume ! This is a simple pattern that is easy to fit to your young one's size with an adjustable elastic bottom with ties on top. The pattern also includes instructions on how to make an adorable little hat too! For the pumpkin costume, I'd suggest adding crumpled up newspaper to make your child look like a big and round pumpkin! Throw this costume over pants and a sweater to keep warm this Halloween! Next I thought I'd suggest making you own treat bags rather than going out to the store and buying one. Making your own is so much more special and it'll be

More Stash-Busting- Lots of wools

 I'm on a roll, and in a mood to organize my stash, so here are some more great fabrics that I'd like to find some good homes for.  A lot of these are wool or wool blends.  If you like any, just let me know which ones and your zip code, and I can get a shipping quote for you.  If you order 6 and are in the US, the shipping is on me!  There are a still a few black fabrics left from last week, so please check those out as well.  Send me a note at 1. Brown/Gold/Navy Boucle 1-1/2 yards, Wool blend.  Perfect for a pencil skirt.  $9 5. Sand Wool Crepe 2-3/4 yards, 60”, Medium Weight, great drape.  $15 6. Golden Honey Wool Crepe 5 yards, 60”, Medium Weight, great drape.  Would make a beautiful suit or dress. $30 7. Black cream Herringbone 3-1/4 yards- 60”  Medium weight.  This is a lofty wool/nylon blend.  It is prewashed.   I thought it would be  a nice coat.  $18 8. Black Cream Mini Houndstooth Wool Flannel 1-3/4 yards.  Ve

Sew Cool After School club

     I haven't been sewing myself lately, which doesn't give me a lot of subject matter for blog posts, but I have been up to something that I wanted to share with you.  I love working with kids, and I have recently started leading a group at a local elementary school called "Sew Cool After School".  The kids are so excited about it, which makes me excited as well!       In case any of you fellow seamstresses out there would be interested in doing the same thing where you live, I thought I would give you an idea of the process that we've gone through to get it started. 1.  Last Spring, I approached the school principal about the idea.  She brought it to the building council, and they approved it.  I'm an employee at the school, but if you weren't, you would probably need to go through a background check and fingerprinting, which is routine these days for any school volunteer.  2.   I was lucky enough to find a parent who also shares my love of sewin