Memory Pillows Made from Bridesmaid’s Dresses

I have a customer who asked me to make a pillow from a bridesmaid dress. She was so happy with it, she sent another one. I had not thought about repurposing a bridesmaid's dress before, but what a great idea! Rare is the occasion to which you can wear a bridesmaid...
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Vogue V9227 Top in Rayon Jersey

I was inspired to sew Vogue V9227 when I saw one slide across my Instagram.  I put it down on my Work Flowy list (I have all different kinds of list trackers) where I keep a running list  of things to buy at Joanns. It was approaching my birthday and I decided that I...
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Vote for Anne Cate for FedEx Small Business Grant

Many of my friends and customers have been supportive of my daughter's business, Anne Cate. She is still a college student but has had an exciting stretch growing her business. She has won a number of pitch competitions and reinvested the money into her business.  She...
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Parade Pride Blanket

It's that time of year!  When Clevelander's are going a bit stir crazy from lack of sunshine. According to this website Cleveland is the 5th cloudiest US city!  According to the Weather Channel, we are also one of the dreariest cities. So when we have an opportunity...
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Meet Anne Cate! Skylines. Sweet. Simplicity

I am just a wee bit proud of my daughter, Anne Cate. When she was about 15, she started an Etsy shop, creating handmade accessories. This past year, she re-branded herself and her shop in which she sells sweet, sophisticated and adventurous accessories. She focused on...
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Upcycled Master’s Degree Hood

I upcycled a Master's Degree hood from my customer Amy. I didn't take photos beforehand, but the hood has a very unusual shape and construction. Here is an example: There is a main color edging against a black background and an inside lining of several colors. Amy...
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Hockey Jersey Tote

It seems like a good time to share a hockey jersey tote, right? It's Christmas in July! Actually, it's hard to believe that we will be entering another season of hockey soon. I made this hockey tote as a gift back in December. It's a large rectangular shape to...
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Photo Blanket and Galaxy Blanket for a Teen

Since I created a photo blanket for my neighbor to give to a volunteer, I thought it would be a nice idea to make one for my neighbor as a birthday gift. She sent a few photos and we swapped out some of the photos in the previous design for her photos. It came out...
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Rembering a Father with a Memory Angel Ornament

A customer asked if I could make an angel ornament using her dad's shirt. I had made a memory pillow and had scrap fabric to make the angel. I searched Pinterest and found this tutorial for an adorable angel on the blog Selimut-ku. I added the embroidery to muslin and...
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Vogue Pattern V1500 by Anne Klein

In the midst of my very busy graduation sewing season, I had two out-of-town college graduations. What do I decide to do? Sew myself a dress! At the beginning of 2016, I had hoped to dedicate weekends to personal sewing. I have found some time to do that here and...
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