Monday, March 30, 2015

Make it Monday- Bella Blvd & The Potato Chip Skirt

Spring is NEAR! Hallelujah! Time to get to sewing up new spring clothes. The Potato Chip skirt is a new pattern by Tie Dye Diva. It comes in three options, lined, unlined and reversible. I chose to go with lined version since I used the Sunny Happy Skies white with polka dots fabric. 
I used Snapshots Hearts in Orange for a fun pop of bright to line the pockets. The pattern teaches you how to add decorative piping even! I didn't go that far, but next time for sure. 
With my leftover fabrics I made a matching applique shirt (pattern found HERE). 
Bella Blvd Sunny Happy Skies fabric for Riley Blake Designs, Bella Blvd Snapshots fabric for Riley Blake Designs, Muslin, Heat N Bond Lite, Medium Cut Away Stabilizer, Wash-away Stabilizer, Embroidery Machine, notions 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Make it Monday- Deco Doil Boot Spurs & a Tilly Top

I used a tried and true favorite pattern of mine for my daughters top, you may even recognize it.  It’s theTilly by Brownie Goose and has been here a few times.  I modified it again to have an open back with sash closure.  Perfect for anytime of year and it pairs perfectly with her Lily Ruffler bottoms.
To create the spurs I followed the instructions in the design.  I used the same technique from myprevious post to apply the iCraft® Deco Foil™ to wool felt. If you look through Sevens Emporiums designs there are a few I think would be fantastic childrens party favors.  Gold Sheriffs badges come to mind!


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Blend Fabrics:  Luckie

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bella Blvd 2015 Creative Team

It's finally time to share our exciting news with you! After pouring through all of the submissions for our Creative Team call, we have put together a team of talented and diverse designers that we know will bring amazing projects to the blog and to you! Please give a warm welcome to our newest Creative Team members!
We want to thank each and every one of you that sent in your submissions to our Creative Team call. Once again, we were truly amazed at the wonderful response we got, and loved seeing so many talented designers that wanted to be a part of what we do around here.
Our new Creative Team members are so excited to get started and we can't wait to share their talented designs with you. We will begin introducing everyone to you, and showing you some of their work, on Tuesday, April 7th! Until then, we hope you'll visit their blogs to get to know them:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Make it Monday with POP!

Good Morning gang! Time for a shop update.  The past few weeks I've done several custom applique kiddo shirts.  If you can dream it, it seems I can do it. You can check out more designs on our Facebook Page, Instagram and our Website.  Have a good Monday!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Paper Issues Online Crop!

Paper Issues is having its first online crop! View the event on Facebook and share in the fun.  Parker on the Porch will be sponsoring!! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fancy Pants Design Team & Pagemaps for March!

So much to blog, so little time!  If you haven't seen already Fancy Pants has teamed up with Pagemaps for March!  I was lucky enough to get the sketch with the free cut file!  Stop over to Pagemaps site and get this months sketches. Also speaking of Fancy Pants yours truly has joined the team.  I am excited to get some paper crafting in and work with one of my favorite companies!! 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Make it Monday- Pretty Little Easter Dresses

Good Morning gang! Finally some new sewing to share.  I've been super busy with order on POP, so I was happy to get out my sewing machine instead.  I created two of these lovies for special little girls.  I cannot wait to see them on.  The pattern is by Tie Dye Diva:  Butterfly Dress. 

The fabric is Michael Miller Glitz & Brambleberry Ridge and both can be found on Hawthorne Threads

Easter is coming soon!  I just listed our Easter Bunny hooded towel in the shop.  Orders will close March 22nd to ensure all orders are shipped on time for Easter.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Make it Monday- Car Organizer with Bella Blvd

Today we are switching things up, and instead of featuring projects using our paper collections, we are sharing projects created with our fabric collections!
Jen Chesnick- Backseat Organizer
Backseat Organizer, by Jen Chesnick.
When you have kids you need to be organized am I right? Or at least TRY to be. I've had several different ways of in the car organization and I have not found that just right item. Enter the car seat organizer.
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I knew we needed a little bit of a check list. Can it be washed? Does it have multiple size compartment? Can my kiddo reach it and get things out easily? Is it cute? LOL. I found this seat caddy on pinterest and I decided it would work great (tutorial found HERE).
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I didn't follow the breakdown of pocket sizes, I made my own. I also used Kam Snaps and fabric for the headrest ties. I omitted the rings as I didn't need them.
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Be sure to use extra firm interfacing to keep the pockets holding up. You could even add elastic to the bias binding instead of pleats. 
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Bella Blvd Puppy Park fabric for Riley Blake Designs, Thermoweb Interfacing Extra Firm & Fusiable Fleece, Kam Snaps & Pliers, sewing machine, notions