What We’ve Been Up To

Crayon Roll

A pretty ribbon was just what I needed to top off my Crayon Roll. For how colorful it is, a simple piece of string would just not do. Word on the street is that the Easter Bunny loves to add a Crayon Roll to an Easter basket or two. by Pretty Prudent

Baby + Kid, Easter, In One Evening, Ribbon Week, Sewing & Serging

Crinkle-Bots

Crinkle-Bots were a lifesaver around our house. Tiny hands can’t seem to get enough of the crinkly sounds and ribbon tag arms and legs. Just click the Crinkle-Bots link to learn how to make some of your own. by Pretty Prudent

Baby + Kid, Ribbon Week, Sewing & Serging, Toy

Link Love

We’ve been pinning and rounding up like mad over here this week. Here goes… A healthy snack I pinned to my Jaime is Getting in Shape She Swears board – frozen yogurt covered blueberries from Fluffimama. Adorable Easter cookies spotted on designsponge and pinned to our Easter and Passover board. Pattern for this adorbs baby… Read more »

Link Love

One More Trick for Storing Ribbon

Last Ribbon Week, we shared with you a clever way of using tic tacs to store ribbons and trims. Here’s another fun ribbon organization trick that I use here at home.

Just snag a straw dispenser at your local restaurant supply shop, remove the lid, and slide your ribbon spools on. Now you can just lift it up and cut yourself a length of ribbon any time you need it.

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Sew A Twirly Ribbon Skirt

Last ribbon week we showed you how to make a twirly fun Ribbon Dress. That was such a hit here at home, I decided to make another version. So here we have a twirly ribbon skirt with a stretchy waistband in bright spring colors, sponsored by Fabricworm. Sylvie, daughter of my friend (blogger Macki), seems to love it!

Let me show you how to whip up a ribbon skirt…

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Ribbon Playmat

Quite often we are asked for advice on what to sew for little boys. This Ribbon Playmat is quick and fun to make and guarantees hours of creative play. It also packs up nicely for on-the-go entertainment. Make a note of this one for the next time you are wondering what to make your favorite 5yr old for his (or her!) birthday.

It’s Ribbon Week II. See all the Ribbon Week posts here. This post is generously sponsored by Hart Fabric.


Read on for step-by-step instructions for making your own Ribbon Playmat… (more…)

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How to Sew A Ribbon Edge Hem (and my cute little mug rug too)

Surprise! It’s Ribbon Week II! We are so inspired by ribbon that 5 days wasn’t enough. Get ready for another fun week of ribbon-related projects. First up, How to Sew a Ribbon Edge Hem sponsored by our friends at fabricworm.

Hemming is boring, in my humble opinion. Boring, yet required in most instances. One way to spice it up is to use a ribbon to create a beautiful, finished edge. It’s pretty and it’s even easier than sewing an actual hem.

If you hem a skirt or other apparel item with ribbon, the stiffness of the ribbon will give a bit of a flounce to the edge of the garment, while using a ribbon to hem placemats, napkins, or a mug rug leaves you with a nice firm shape.

Let me show you how to make a ribbon edge hem and also how I appliqued this little mug rug… (more…)

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Link Love

We’ve been pinning and rounding up like mad over here this week. Here goes…

A healthy snack I pinned to my Jaime is Getting in Shape She Swears board – frozen yogurt covered blueberries from Fluffimama.

Adorable Easter cookies spotted on designsponge and pinned to our Easter and Passover board.

Pattern for this adorbs baby turban-hat at Pickles, pinned to our Coral is the Color board (this is my most favorite board).

And we love these St Paddy’s Day straw toppers from The Crafts Dept. that we pinned to our Party Themes & Crafts board.

What will you be doing to your eggs this year? We’ve got 25 Fresh Ways to Decorate an Egg.

You saw Colleen dance, now check out 25 Irish Dance Dresses that Will Wow You.

Love this sewing 101 round up Jacinda pulled together: 10 Sewing Basics Made Easy

I’m planning a party myself this week, so this was just in time: 25 Parties to Ring in Spring

And I am dreaming of cooking outside with these 25 Outdoor Kitchens from Simple to Spendy

And we want to curl up with a book in one of these 25 Beautiful Nooks to Inspire and Admire.

What were y’all clicking on this week?

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Texas Modern: A Fabric Collection from Prudent Baby!



I’ve been stitching away and hanging fabric on fence posts and now I’m finally ready to show off Texas Modern, my first fabric collection. Texas Modern is inspired by all of the beauty I find living in Texas, from glowing sunsets to swooping birds of prey, from farms and fairgrounds to the pageantry of big bows and rose gardens, all with a modern twist.

Texas Modern has a southern feel but I hope you like it even if you are from Rhode Island or North Dakota or California. Speaking of California, thanks to Jaime for the dreamy brainstorming sessions that started 9 months ago over a couple of New Ages in Salt Lake City.

All of my designs start as original watercolor paintings and ink drawings. I’ve enjoyed getting back to my roots as an artist and have become addicted to creating new designs.

And just when I thought I couldn’t love designing patterns any more… (more…)

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