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Shame On You, Girl Charlee

I wish I weren’t writing this unapologetic tale of betrayal, copyright violation and flippance.  But, here I am.  I let it steep for about a week before writing this, spurred on by a really excellent post on the topic by Sewing With Sarah.

At the end of June, I got a kind email from a new follower of my blog, Renee (*waves* Hi Renee!) who asked which pattern I’d used to make the tunic on Girl Charlee with the purple and gray fabric?

I immediately knew exactly what she was talking about, but was also really confused.  On Girl Charlee?  I have sent photos in here and there for their monthly contest, but not in a very long time, and definitely not since I’d made my Love Notions Whister Tunic.  So, I gave her the pattern info and asked where she’d seen it.

She saw it on the product page for the fabric I’d used.  A purple and gray tie dyed french terry.

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I wasn’t sure how to react at first.  I hadn’t sent this photo to Girl Charlee.  I had posted a cropped version on my Instagram page, which I’d tagged them in.  Girl Charlee left a nice compliment on the photo when I posted it months ago, but didn’t ask to use it for marketing purposes.  They DID, however, go directly to my blog to obtain the original photo shown.

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It’s July! Summer Updates

I’ve been gone for a spell; ah, the ebb and flow which is my blogging.  I’m either on it and posting every week, or *poof* gone.  Well, we’ve been a bit busy since I last posted in June!

So, what’s up, Buttercup?

After three months of looking for a new house, we put in our fourth offer and it finally stuck!  FINALLY!  I’d say I’m probably most excited about this at the moment…

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Amidst this craziness, I was lucky enough to be able to attend PR Weekend and got to meet and room with the delightful Meigan of Get My Stitch On.  <3

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Talk about a room with a view!

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Ma’s Birthday Gift

So, my mom’s birthday was almost a month ago.  I originally gifted her this bag in pieces in a ziplock bag, which she was not surprised at all about:  this has been a demi tradition of mine.  Sometimes DIY doesn’t go as fast as you hope it will.

But, I finally finished it a couple of weeks ago!  It’s the Blue Calla Patterns Iris Convertible Shoulder Bag:

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I’ve also submitted it to Pattern Review’s Handbag contest, and voting begins today.  If you like my bag, I would really appreciate your vote!

Handbag Contest

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