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 : )

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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

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I love to see what you make

Happy Sewing!


Barbie fabric!

When I had the opportunity to sew up some projects with the new line of Barbie fabric from Riley Blake Designs, I couldn't resist!

I first learned to sew by making clothes for my Barbie dolls when I was 6 years old
 which led to a career as a fashion designer : ) 

The tote is a nice roomy size with a large outside pocket that holds a small Macaroon Pouch perfectly!

Or a couple of stylish Barbie Dolls : )

I used a current Simplicity pattern to make this cute dress. 

The vintage McCalls pattern from 1964 was used to make this dress.

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Happy Sewing!