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June 14, 2013

Fabric Friday

Bring a little wildlife into your home with the Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics, Mod Basics 2, Organic, Elk Fam Teal fabric. Sew up dining chair cushions or one of our many pillows – zipper pillows with piping, plus sign pillow, sham pillow. This fabric would go great with a bright basic like this Timeless Treasures Orange, or maybe even a Golden Print if you put it into a quilt.

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics, Mod Basics 2, Organic, Elk Fam Teal tell us what you would make with this cute elk farm fabric. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…


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June 14, 2013

Travel: Brita Filtering Bottles Make My “Must” List

Brita Water Bottle
There are a few items that I never leave at home when I travel. My Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, my Winsor & Newton Water Colour paints, my Worishofer slingbacks, my “lifesaving” Anker portable phone charger, and a new addition to the list, a Brita Filtering Bottle, available in a Soft Squeeze version or a hard sided straw version. I brought the Bottles along on my birthday trip to Seattle to try them out for this sponsored post but quickly fell in love with them, fo realz.
Brita Water BottleI am a water drinker, especially when I’m traveling. Planes, hotels, walking, sleeping, all make me thirsty. I am also cheap (errr, prudent) and nearly cry when I have to buy water for $3 each at the airport. I turn downright  tyrannical when a thirsty unnamed blog partner pulls a bottle of water out of the hotel minibar. Poor unnamed blog partner.

The problem is that I am also very picky when it comes to the taste of my water, a water connoisseur you might say if you’re feeling generous, and refuse to drink perfectly safe tap water out of any old faucet or water fountain. Blech. If any of this sounds familiar, you are going to love these Bottles too. Here’s why… (more…)

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June 13, 2013

DIY Summer Dresses for Girls

Summer and the hot weather have arrived. Time to start thinking about sewing some new dresses. Our shirred summer dress is a great option for little ones.

The classic pillow case dress is a cool summer option that you can sew during nap time.

A racerback dress is a great option for summer play indoor and outside.

The tried and true snappy toddler dress comes with a free pattern.

If you are looking for a fancier summer option, sew the one shoulder dress.

The Muu Muu is a great summer option for easy on and off. You can skip the ruffles for our muu muu take 2.

Make her a new dress from an old t-shirt with the t-shirt sundress.

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