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Pattern Update

Small victory = finishing up designing the front of my pattern envelopes. Also, updating Craftsy and my shop with them. So exciting to create. “The compelling thing about making art – or making anything, I suppose – is the moment when the vaporous, insubstantial idea becomes a solid there, a thing, a substance in a […] Read more…

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Open Call….

For pattern testers that is! Do you love sewing? Want to try out something new? I’m currently looking for people to give my patterns a try (and get some feedback in return!). How it works? You get in touch & I send you a pattern free of charge. You give it a try (promptly, within […] Read more…

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handmade for baby: miniature wardrobe for…

little baby GIRL! I’ve been busy at my sewing machine ever since I found out that I’m having a baby girl. Which has, of course, inspired me to start sewing dresses! I started by making an itty bitty baby dress (pattern from Made by Rae) I decided to make it out of some organic cotton […] Read more…

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more fun with paper

While I’ve had my paper crafting supplies out, I couldn’t resist a few projects just for fun…   Tutorial for the bunnies here. If only the weather would get on board with my springy crafting—it snowed here again last night. I’m so ready for it to be green! xo CBB   Read more…

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Pattern Peek

I’ll take a little break from sharing baby clothes to share with you my other recent creative endeavor–designing pattern envelopes for my patterns. I hope at some point to offer print and not just digital patterns. For right now I want to be sure to have some cohesive branding/packaging even if they’re purely digital. As […] Read more…

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handmade for baby: colorblock cardi

Kids Clothes Week is keeping me super inspired! So last night/this morning I designed and stitched up this little cardigan. I loved the idea of making layers that are easy to put on/take off and so I came up with this pattern for a colorblocked snap up cardigan using a onesie to gauge the measurements. […] Read more…

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handmade for baby: all sorts of baby clothes

  As I discover with each new clothing project—sewing with knits is not so bad (I’m starting to love them actually) I’ve been definitely shopping around for cotton knit fabrics to add to my previously non-existent stash. So far I’ve cranked out a few (okay, maybe more than a few) little shirts since they are […] Read more…

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