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Throwback Thursday: Cameo Bits and Bobs

It’s Throwback Thursday!  Wheeeeee!  This is really more of a compilation post than a throwback, but all of these projects are at least three months old.  Also:  here’s where the “sometimes” comes into my blog name!  Ha.

So, I bought a Silhouette Cameo sometime around Black Friday in 2015…and then I let it sit in the box for the next three or so months because I was “scared” of it.  Story of my life with every new fun crafty machine (took me so long to crack the coverstitch machine out, too).

I finally got over that and am finally to a place where I have a bunch of fun projects to share…from super frivolous to very practical!

My first project was cut from a file I bought from the Silhouette Design Store; a Valentine’s Day card for my hubby in 2016, from red cardstock and red rose patterned paper.  I forgot to ask him to find it for me until last night (oops), so here’s a stock image from the the Design Store instead.

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Disappointment in Tunic form (plus leggings)

I’ve been gravitating in a different direction style-wise for a while now.  I can’t put my finger on the impetus, baby is certainly a factor, but I have begun to go bonkers over the Tilton Sisters and what I think of as art-teacher-chic.  My birthday dress was one of theirs, and when I saw Vogue 8817 I had to have it.

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It wasn’t a new release, just one that hadn’t caught my eye before.  The colorblocking…the flowing silhouette, the opportunity to really play with fabric:  YES. Continue reading “Disappointment in Tunic form (plus leggings)”

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Throwback Thursday: Jasper Surprise!

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Today we’re talking sweater dress with a surprise:

Pattern:  Paprika Patterns’ Jasper, which I was lucky enough to obtain from a Perfect Pattern Parcel.  (Remember those?  So awesome!  I still regret not buying the boys one…it had the Knight Hoodie in it!  Alas, I did not know I’d have a boy then…)

Completed:  January 2016 (I only remember this because I got it done the day before, maybe day of, my cousin’s baby shower!)

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I decided not to wear makeup (OK, fine, I put a little lip gloss on…) for this blog post, but I did brush my hair.  :P  I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis, so I find the prettifying process the biggest hindrance I face (ha!) when it comes to actually getting photos of my makes taken.  I decided to not give a f*ck for today’s post!  :)  Shout out to breastfeeding for the nice skin.  I’m scared to quit you.

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More Coppelia

So, I shared the bride’s beautiful Wedding Coppelia with you last week, and now here’s one I made for myself!

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This is actually my third Papercut Patterns Coppelia.  The first was a fitting muslin of sorts for myself to be sure that the wedding version would fit my sister in law’s proportions (ensuring that the amount of negative ease I was planning on would translate well:  and it did!) Continue reading “More Coppelia”

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Throwback Thursday: Wedding Wrap Bliss

Welcome to a very special Throwback Thursday!

Today we are celebrating the 6 month anniversary of my sis in law, Liz, and her beloved J.

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Last Autumn they were married before their closest loved ones in an idyllic outdoor ceremony, followed by a lively and lovely winery reception the next day.

Big thanks to Dahli of Dahli.Durley Photography for permission to use her beautiful images of the wedding day.  All photos except those with an asterisk (*) are Dahli’s talented handiwork.

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