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Ultraviolet Sweatshirt Hack

Fall is most definitely here. I adore fall. I love putting on rain boots and stomping through puddles. I love apple cakes and spiced cider. I love cuddly sweatshirts. Though I do have one cuddly-but-also-fashionable sweatshirt, there is certainly room in my closet for more. This Ultraviolet Tee hacked into a sweatshirt is a welcome addition! It’s pretty easy to draft your own sleeves to add on to the Ultraviolet Tee to make your own long-sleeve shirt or sweatshirt. Since the tee pattern has a short cut-on sleeve already, it’s really simple to just add length to the bottom. Since the shirt is a boxy style, boxy (i.e. easy!) sleeves are a well suited addition. This is what my sleeve looks like. You can make the wrist narrower or wider, depending on your style preference. It’s likely you’ll want them to be shorter (as I have very long arms). Remember …

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Achatina Applique Expansion Packs

The whole reason I designed a messenger bag with a big empty front flap was so that I could appliqué fun designs to the front (more about that in the introduction post). When I was getting ready to release the pattern for the Achatina Messenger Bag, I had a hard time deciding on which appliqué patterns to include so I decided to cluster the patterns into expansion packs so that I could release ALL THE PATTERNS! The patterns are all sized to perfectly fit the front flap of your Achatina Messenger Bag but can easily be scaled and used wherever you can imagine them! Appliqué patterns contain from 1 to a dozen pieces per pattern and include order of application and placement marks. Without further ado, here are the 6 appliqué packs currently available, each with a DOZEN unique appliqué patterns!: Tattoo Appliqué Pack: Inspired by popular old-school tattoos this collection …

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Wedding Quilt Chuppah

The biggest gift we were given for our wedding was the gift of a handmade quilt that we used as a chuppah from my mom and her Quilty Ladies – from L to R  – Nancy, Judy, Ann, Mom, Miyoko, and Susie. An untold number of stitches done with love over an untold number of hours combined to create a stunning heirloom gift that we are so very honored to have. What is a chuppah, some of you might be asking? In our ceremony we explained: “In the Jewish tradition, marriages take place under a chuppah. A chuppah represents a home. Just as the chuppah is open on all four sides, so was the tent of Abraham open for hospitality. Thus, the chuppah represents hospitality to one’s guests – that’s all of you, our family, friends, and loved ones. This symbolic home lacks furnishings to remind us that a home …