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October Doodling list #DIBOOJITOS

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October Doodling list #DIBOOJITOS

Did you know that I co-moderate/host a group for Latine authors and illustrators called Kidlit Latinx (on FB)? Romy Natalia Goldberg and I started the group a few years ago. Anyway, this year after a request from members to put together our own draw-along, we came up with a fun activity for October as a way to mark #HHM #LHM and also celebrate fall/spring in Latin-America. It's a Spanglish list of words to inspire your creative juices throughout October.¡Que lo disfruten! Enjoy!Join us in the activity when you want, and use the hashtag #diboojitos21 so we can find your doodles!...

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Giveaway Day: Green Zip Pouch

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Sew Mama Sew is hosting that lovely May Giveaway Day, and I've got a zipper pouch for you all!  If you'd like to enter and win this hand-made, fully lined zipper pouch, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below!  Shipping internationally, too. +1 for simply stopping by +2 for commenting on this post +2 for "liking" my facebook page (if you've already liked my facebook page then it's an easy +2) a Rafflecopter giveaway Thanks for stopping by, and take a look around if you'd like.  I'm an illustrator who likes to design for hand and machine knitting, and I also...

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Colette Sorbetto: Maternity Hack

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During Me-Made-May 2014 I'd like to share some of the me-mades I've made recently.  For week #1 of MMM14, I've been wearing this particular garment almost daily ((or rather, nightly))!  It's a maternity pajama based on Colette's free pattern, Sorbetto... During this pregnancy, I've inherited so many things from friends.  One of my favorite items was a Sorbetto top I helped a friend make for her first pregnancy.  I took her measurements and devised a way to use the pattern to make her a top.  We learned that by leaving the bottom part of the pleat open, you get a...

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Tutorial: Zig-Zag Quilt

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You can make your own Zig-Zag Quilt top from stash scraps, and it's not too difficult! Main requirement for piecing this quilt top: 72 white pieces of fabric, 4.5" square 72 print pieces of fabric, 4.5" square You'll also need: - additional yardage for sashing, backing, and binding - batting for the center of the quilt sandwich Side Note: Someone asked me how I get the fabric for my stash and how I chose the colors for this quilt.  My stash was built up from fat-quarters and yardage for garment sewing.  I am a bit compulsive after sewing projects.  I can't...

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Zig Zag Quilt Finished!

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Happy Easter!  And, happy finished Zig-Zag Quilt! The FMQ foot for my new machine is still on back-order so I decided I should just stop waiting and finish the quilt.  So... I did!  I used a couple of tools to help me finish the quilt which I can recommend... Firstly, I used the Robert Kaufmann Android phone app to help me calculate how much fabric I needed for binding and sashing.  You can find that here.  For i-phones you can find it on i-tunes. Secondly, I used this tutorial to get a kind of hand cross-stitch look with a plain...

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