One Thimble Issue 12 – Winter Wear Designs Cozumel Shirt

The latest issue of One Thimble* is here.  No, I’m not lying. It’s here and I have an awesome shirt to share with all of you today.  It’s the Cozumel Shirt by Winter Wear Designs.  I am a big fan of Suzanne’s patterns.  Her patterns are stylish, fun to sew up, and don’t make you want…

Christmas in July with EYMM

We are so happy to be a part of EYMM’s Christmas in July Blog tour. When I got home from work today my daughter was on the couch under a blanket laying on the pillows.  All she needed was some hot chocolate.  I thought OH! She’s mentally preparing herself.  My awesome little model was ready…

Sofilantjes 2nd Anniversary Celebration Round Up

If you have been following along all week you have read some really great posts. There were pockets, There were, dresses, there were rompers, you could even go for a swim and then cover up! So many great hacks and mash-ups. Thank you to all of the bloggers that participated and brought me coffee. From…

Sofilantjes is 2!

I promised another blog post this week and here it is!!! This week we are celebrating Sofilantjes‘ 2 year  Anniversary with this awesome blog tour. I have been working with Anne now since January as her Virtual Assistant, but I have been testing for her since the Omni Tempore (for those of you counting that’s almost 2…

Gracious Threads – Wild Rose Dress and Romper

Well helllloooo. So we meet again. I decided to dust the blog off and write a couple of posts this week. Last week I was a pinch hitter (Excuse the baseball term. My son is playing t-ball this year.) for Jessica at Gracious Threads. She needed a few people to sew up her latest pattern on…

Mash it Up!

This was a guest post that I did on Sofilantjes Patterns blog. Thanks for having me, Anne.  I hope I don’t embarrass myself.  Hi everybody! My name is Melissa and I blog over at Tales of a Tester.  I have 2 beautiful, rambunctious children.  I love sewing for them.  I have been sewing for 3.5…

A New Look: Gracious Threads Blog Tour

Oh my! It has been a long time hasn’t it? We’ve had an interesting and stressful summer and beginning of fall. Hopefully, we are on the down swing around here. I signed up to participate in a blog tour for Gracious Threads.  Jess has revamped her patterns and gave her website a new look.  So…

Dive into Swimsuits: Taking the Lakehouse to the Shore

I am so excited to be a part of my first blog tour!!!!! Cole’s Creations is one of my favorite pattern shops.  I test for Nicole regularly and I am a big fan (I’m also a fan of her mom! Hi Miss Beth!).  Her directions are very clear and concise.  She makes “scary” fabrics a lot…

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

My name is Melissa and I have been sewing for 3 years. Some of you may have seen me and my adorable kids (Mostly my adorable kids, but I’m biased) around the millions of sewing and fabric groups on Facebook (They really are very incestuous).   I want to tell you a little about myself…