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Hello Ollie Blog tour and a FREE pattern

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Hi there! Say hello to Ollie… Hello Ollie!  I had the pleasure of getting my hands on Bonnie’s new fabric collection a few months ago when I made some Star pillows for her quilt market booth.  The collection is amazing and if you haven’t had a chance to sew something up with this new ORGANIC collection, what are you waiting for?!
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Living Skirt Art – Red Cap Girl

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This month we are part Skirt Fixation‘s Living Skirt Art blog series.  You can see her post HERE and Melissa’s (of Rebel and Malice) HERE. This series was a perfect excuse to get sewing and make something artistic for our new home.  I had originally intended to blog about the three pieces I had planned to make but that was overly ambitious :)  I have the second outfit sewn and the third almost done.  I still plan on completing and photographing the other two and will update this post when they are done.
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Sewing for Nani Iro Month

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June is Nani Iro Month over at Miss Matatabi.  For me this was the perfect excuse to finally buy some Japanese fabric that I’ve been ogling over forever!  I must admit this past week was a really good sewing week.  I was for once not pumping out a new design, testing it till no end.  I seriously almost always make 5-10 versions of each new design and by the end of the process I’m so sick of it and can practically sew it with my eyes closed!  So this week I took a break from design and sewed for fun…and I was lucky enough that the girls weren’t sick and were behaving themselves enough to let me sew :)
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LOL Swing top blogger tour

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In addition to everything else going on this past month, I also had the chance to test the LOL Swing top (affiliate link).  From the moment I saw Jenn from Jennuine Design working on this pattern, I knew I had to have it!  It’s everything my girls love in a top… the perfect amount of girlyness in the swing, comfort and wearability for their active lifestyle and super stylish race back design!
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