One Thimble Issue 13 Blog Tour

I can not believe it is already November. I JUST did a post for the previous issue (Here’s a link incase you missed it Issue 12).  The last couple of months have royally stunk for me, so it’s good to get back to something that I love to do.  For those of you that don’t…

Sew Long Summer

I can’t believe that summer is already over.  It JUST started. I haven’t even done everything I wanted to do this summer.  I have 5 more days to try and cram 3 months worth of activities. Suffice to say I think it’s a wash.  Time to get ready for fall. My favorite season.  I am…

Back to School!!

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blog-o-sphere.  I am so happy to be a part of this blog tour hosted by Lulu and Celeste and Sprouting Jube Jube. This is a BIG tour.  There are 30 bloggers.  Lots of prizes. A sew-a-long. Yes, a sew-a-long. Coupon codes and a GRAND PRIZE!!! I…

Boxwood Joggers – Sew Like My Mom

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love purchasing 1 pattern that I can use for BOTH of my children.  I love dressing them similarly, be it matching prints, or the same pattern, different fabric. In jogs the Boxwood Joggers.  I can’t say enough about these pants.  There are 3 lengths, shorts,…

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…