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This blog is my work in progress!! As well as I am work in progress!!

I created this blog because I wanted a place that I can showcase my projects, ideas, thoughts and other parts of my life that make me who I am!!

I am in no way an expert or even close to being an intermediate sewer / seamstress but I am trying my best and that's what matters to me.  Hey....I am self-teaching so there is bound to be faux pas!!  I just have to work through them and learn from them.

I am a mother of a beautiful pre-teen girl who is an amazing tri-athlete and loves to smile.  And a handsome little boy who is smart as a whip and is a comedian in the making. 

I work full-time in the medical field as well as play softball and ride my bike 12-miles every other day (weather permitting)!  I also love to develop black and white film and pictures in my pseudo darkroom which is my bathroom after hours so no one distracts me.  (Mom I need to pee)

All my work spaces whether I am sewing or in my darkroom need to be clean and organized.  I also have to have music playing in the background.  It can't be too loud or make me dance to much or I won't comprehend the pattern I am reading or remember my time limits.

I believe in smiling until your cheeks hurt and laughing until you pee!! :)


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DIY -- Hello Kitty Scrub Top -- OOTD

DIY - Hello Kitty Scrub Top What I Wore Today
 Fabric from Joann Fabrics I'm not sure if you can buy this particular print online, but I did see it in a few of their retail stores. 
I used Wrights Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape accent the pockets and around the top.
 If you haven't read my About Me page yet, I state that I work full-time in the medical field.  I don't have to wear scrubs all the time, but when I want to be comfortable it's my go to option!!  I was tired of seeing the same scrub tops I was wearing that day on other co-workers in the hospital and smiling at each other because we didn't know what else to say.

I felt like I was in People Magazine on the "Who Wore It Better" page.

So I decided to start making my own tops!!  This is the 2nd scrub top that I have ever made.  The first one I made ended up being a complete bust (My Failure) and I never took a pic of it.  I definitely learned for my mistakes (My Triumph) and came out with what I c…

DIY - Butterick B6130 - View D

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January Pretty Girls Sew Date Night Challenge

Pretty Girls Sew has a sewing challenge posted monthly.  I have never joined one before. I was a little apprehensive about joining because I still consider myself a beginner... may even consider myself an advanced beginner. Sooo....with that being said I decided to put on my big girls pants and just do it.  It was a challenge for me, but in a good way.  I learned a few things in this challenge that will be used as I go further in this sewing journey.
Click this link to see my submission!
You can also see it on my Instagram - SewSilverlinings2017 or theirInstagram - PrettyGirlsSew
And check out the latest Pretty Girls Sew Magazine!

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DIY - Burda Style Pattern 7065

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I have to admit.  I was so nervous to start this project.  Everything always looks great on the pattern envelope.  When you finally get the guts to start and sometimes get to the finished product, you look at it like WTH!!  Then it either gets seam ripped apart, scraped, put on a hanger in the back of your closet or balled up on the floor in the back of your closet.

This is 2 yards of fabric purchased fromVogue Fabrics from Chicago, IL. This company was one of the vendors at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo I attended this past April.  The fabric is part of theGalleria Knit Collection.

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It was great to only have to use TWO pieces to construct this top.

I used washers from my local hardware store as pattern weights.  They are crochetednow.

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