GRL PWR is the new line of fabric from  Amber Kemp-Gerstel for Riley Blake Fabrics.

I absolutely love this fabric line and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time with the first female Vice President elect!!!

The line consists of the cutest Girl print as well as some fun coordinating prints in geometric, florals and representational prints.

I chose to make my Gathered Pouch Trio and I absolutely love how the pouches turned out.  Such great Fussy Cutting opportunities!

You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop HERE

All the zippers are from Sunny Day Supply and coordinate so well with the fabric.

I made a wrist strap for the largest pouch so it could be used as a clutch purse.  If you want to make a pouch into a clutch purse check out my "Create a Clutch - Wrist Strap Tutorial" HERE

I just had to share the cute little prints fussy cut for the zipper stops : )

Last but not least, I just had to make a fun little coaster with all the cute gals.  

You can find a tutorial for the coaster HERE.  

I think a set of these would be a perfect gift and Christmas is right around the corner!

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Happy Sewing





Riley Blake "Dahlia" Designer Rayon


Hello!  I am very excited to share a new fabric from Riley Blake Designs.  This Dahlia Grenadine Designer Rayon designed by Corri Sheff is absolutely beautiful.  I seriously LOVE this fabric.  It has an amazing drape and the print is gorgeous.   It has a boho vibe and it was begging to be made into a dress.

I have been seeing lots of versions of McCalls 7969 on Instagram and knew this would be the perfect style for this fabric.

I love the way it turned out!  It is an easy make and those Sleeves!  They are just stunning!

The Dahlia print is also available in this Stone color way which is equally as lovely!

Be sure to tag your photos on social media with the hashtags:

#ILoveRileyBlake #DahliaFabric #RileyBlakeDesigns

Happy Sewing!


Riley Blake Chambray "Anna Blouse"


I was so excited to have the opportunity to sew with the new Chambray fabric from Riley Blake Designs.

My Anna blouse turned out to be the perfect design for this beautiful fabric.

I used the Chambray Dot Blue for the body and sleeves, and trimmed it with the Chambray Light Indigo.  I pre-washed both fabrics and they are so nice and soft. 


I am so pleased with how this Anna turned out.  Perfect to wear now with a cardigan, skinny jeans and boots and the Light Indigo Chambray would be perfect for some wide leg pants.

There are two more colors that are equally as beautiful and perfect for your sewing projects!

Be sure to head on over to the Riley Blake Blog to find more inspiring projects.

Don't forget to tag your pictures on social media with the hashtags 

#ILoveRileyBlake #RileyBlakeDesigns #RileyBlakeChambrayFabric

Happy Sewing




September Projects

Hope you are well!  I haven't posted in a long time and thought it may be fun to do a little recap of my September.

I finished a BIG deadline a few days ago, but did find time to join the 2020 Strawberry lovers party which was hosted by Amber Leigh Crafts on Instagram!  

She suggested a project each week to make with strawberry themed fabric.

I have lots of strawberry themed fabric and a couple strawberry patterns in my Etsy shop so I had to make some cute little strawberry themed projects.

🍓For the project above, The paper pieced strawberry is from my Summer time fruit pattern. The pouch is the Bon Bon pouch from the new book by @eliseandemelie ❤️

I made a fun little Strawberry Pouch! The paper pieced strawberry is from my Jam Jars and Fruit Pattern which you can find in my Etsy Shop, Charise Creates. The fun drawstring bag is designed by @lizAtBroderie on instagram, Broderie on Etsy.  This is the - It's in The Bag pattern. 
I love this pattern. A fun and easy make!⁠⠀
The strawberry fabric is from Riley Blake Designs - "Flutter and Shine" Fabric. The linen and gingham fabrics are also from Riley Blake.⁠⠀

You can find the boxy zipper pouch pattern in my Etsy Shop, Charise Creates link in profile.

The paper pieced strawberry ice cream cone is from the book Patchwork Patterns 318 which can be found at Sew Me a Song on Etsy

Oh and this happened!  19 years with this guy.  I am a lucky girl!

Happy Sewing!




Liberty Winter Flower Show


I LOVE Liberty Fabrics and I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the new line of Liberty Fabric - Winter Flower Show from Riley Blake Fabrics.

The florals are absolutely beautiful.  I decided to make pillows in a floral checkerboard, buffalo check inspired pattern.

The pillows are made with 4" finished squares with a 3/8" bias trim.
I quilted the pillow panel diagonally with white cotton 40 weight thread.
Pillow inserts are 20" from IKEA.
They are a very easy and satisfying project.

I love how the pillow look on my wicker outdoor chairs!

If you make a project with Liberty Winter Flower Show, Please tag your photos on social media with the hashtags:




And be sure to head on over to the Riley Blake Blog for some inspiring projects!

Happy Sewing




Beauty and the Beast in my Home Sweet Home Zipper Pouch

Happy Monday peeps!  I hope the summer is treating you well and you have found some time to sew!
I have been working with the most adorable fabric - "Beauty and the Beast" from Riley Blake Designs designed by Jill Howarth.

It is such a fun fabric line and I love it because not for just the adorable illustrations but also for the fussy cutting motifs!

I decided to make my "Home Sweet Home" boxy zipper pouch and use the cute little elements for the doors and windows.

The Swiss dots, gingham and pink "kisses" are also from Riley Blake Designs.  Such perfect basics!

The other side of the pouch also uses "Beauty and the Beast" fabric in a 6" block entitled Maple Star.  You can find a tutorial for the block at Hello Melly Designs.

You can find the Home Sweet Home zipper pouch, which includes the fun house block, in my Etsy shop.
The pouch is such a great boxy shape and the front and back panels are both 6" finished so it is a great pattern to use up some orphan 6" quilt blocks!
Or to make some new 6" blocks with Beauty and The Beast Fabric : )

If you make a project with Beauty and the Beast Fabric, Please tag you photos on social media with the hashtags

I Love to see what you make!

Happy Sewing!


Prim fabric in my Dress Boutique pattern

Hello!  I hope you are getting some sewing time in : )
I have been working on this fun paper pieced pattern!


 I used the new line of fabric "Prim" designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. for my new "Dress Boutique" pattern.
I absolutely love this line!  The prints are very small scale and lend themselves to paper piecing patterns.

I just love that teeny tiny flower on the fabric spool on the sewing machine : )

The fussy cut window and door prints are from "My Happy Place" also designed for Riley Blake Designs by Lori Holt.  

My Dress Boutique pattern finished at 12" x 18".  It would make a perfect mini quilt.
You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop

If you use Prim in a project be sure to use the following hashtags in your social media posts

I love to see what you make

Happy Sewing!