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  • Back to School Wardrobes: Younger Girls

    At last!  The final installment in my Back to School Wardrobes series: younger girls.  This encompasses everything from toddlers (around size 2) up to school-age (around size 6 or 7).  Because there…

  • Back to School Wardrobes: Clothing for Boys

    No, I haven’t forgotten about sewing for back-to-school.  I am just milking the fortunate climate here in the South that allows me to continue to dress my children in their summer…

  • Back to School Wardrobes: Inventory

    So, I bought all the kids new shoes and it made me feel pretty confident about starting off the school year with all the boxes checked and all their clothing organized.…

  • Back to School Lunch Bags

    We’ve got three heading to school this year:  our oldest is a sophomore (!!), Miss #2 is heading to all-day pre-K, and Mr. #3 will be at preschool three days a…

  • Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion 2012

    Dear heaven, I am EXHAUSTED.  I realize that it’s a total First-World Problem, but I have been too tired to blog.  Seriously.  The Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion last week…

  • Organizational Tools for Creative Folks: On My Desk

    Over the years as I have grown Whipstitch and altered focus or direction, I have developed an ad hoc system for keeping organized through both short-range and long-range projects.  This isn’t…

  • Kindle Cover Tutorial: Updated!

    NOW AVAILABLE: A step-by-step video tutorial and printable project guide!  See the post and get the PDF.  One of the most popular tutorials I have ever published here on the blog…

  • The Flip Flop Dress: Variations

    In addition to the core Flip Flop Dress pattern, I’m also sharing some of the variations for the dress!  Initially, ALL of these pieces and techniques were included in the full…

  • I Can’t Be Stopped: Matching Family Easter

    I am over the edge.  It’s official.  After many holidays and events where I insisted on dressing all the children in matching outfits, we have now celebrated our second? third? Easter…

  • Tula Pink’s Bumble: Peached Poplin for the Whole Gang

    I already shared how awesome I think Tula Pink’s mini-collection, Bumble, is.  It’s PEACHED POPLIN, you guys.  It is this incredibly super-soft cotton base cloth that feels not-quite-fuzzy to the touch.…