Project Design Team Wednesday ~ DIY Swaddle Blanket and Burp Cloth

23 Mar 2016

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Hi Everyone! We are Elizabeth and liZ from Simple Simon and Company and we are here today to talk about Riley Blake's new double gauze fabrics that are absolutely will love working with them. We have two baby projects today that can be made out of any double gauze that are the perfect baby gifts for a new little one in our house or for a special mom-to-be!  Up first is a DIY Swaddle those expensive ones that you are seeing everywhere....but you can make your own! Click below to watch the video of ... more

Daily Dose 3.21

21 Mar 2016


Hello, friends! Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour continues this week and the fabulous projects just keep pouring in!   To start things off, Snickerdoodle Stew is sharing this fantastic little dress using the Izzy & Ivy Emory Dress sewing pattern. Isn't the apron just charming? Visit Snickerdoodle Stew for more details.   Next up is Was Eigenes, sharing the DIY on these fun asymmetrical Oven Mitts and Placemat/Hot Pad. Just a heads up - her entire post is in German, but don't let that deter English speakers. This is a fun opportunity to connect with some extremely talented bloggers ... more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 10

21 Mar 2016


Happy Monday, everyone! We're excited to begin another week with Block #10 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along. If you are new to the sew along, scroll to the bottom of this post for further details and links.  Isn't this a cute block? Cindy made this block following Lori's tutorial and using fabric from Lori's Calico Days fabric collection.   Carrie, from Beri Bee Designs made this adorable block using Melissa Mortenson's Wonderland fabric collection. Jina Barney Designz is sharing this charming block made with Penny Rose vintage-inspired and reproduction prints. We really can't ... more

Daily Dose 3.18

18 Mar 2016


Hello friends, Happy Friday! We are excited to finish off the week with some deliciously cute projects and tutorials from the Wonderland and Vintage Kitchen Blog Tours!  Girl.Inspired took cuteness to new heights with her Hot Air Balloon Easter Basket TUTORIAL.     She even added little bunnies to the balloons! Can't.handle.the.cuteness. "Hop" on over to Girl.Inspired for details. See Kate Sew glammed up the bunnies with gold-edged Wonderland Coasters.  Yes, please! You can find the complete tutorial at See Kate Sew.  Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour is in full swing, and today Emily ... more

Daily Dose 3.17

17 Mar 2016


We hope you are having as much fun as we are following along with Melissa Mortenson's Wonderland Blog Tour and Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour! For today's Daily Dose of eye candy we'll recap the fabulous projects hitting the blogger world today. Starting us off is Diary of a Quilter with a beautiful Wonderland Quilt TUTORIAL. Perfect for Spring or Easter, this would be a fabulous table topper or wall hanging! And who wouldn't LOVE this flirty apron made by Sew Can She? Also featuring Wonderland fabrics, the sweetheart neckline and fun ruffles give ... more

Where's Riley Blake Today?

16 Mar 2016


We have soooo much going on this week and we are excited to share it all with you! We hope you are having fun following along with the Wonderland and Vintage Kitchen Blog Tours. Today we will be sharing pictures from these blog tours plus more fun happenings! To start things off, we wanted to show you this BEAUTIFUL 16-Patch quilt made by Andy at A Bright Corner. Andy used Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen fabrics to create this vibrant, whimsical piece of cuddly goodness! You can find more pictures and info on her blog.  Farbenmix had us in awe ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Personalized Appliqué Pillowcases

16 Mar 2016

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Hi Riley Blake readers! I'm Melissa, back from Sew Like My Mom with another tutorial for you! If you're following me on Instagram you see me frequently post applique pillowcases. Last year I started making them for kids for birthday gifts then using them as gift wrap. The kids love them! But every time I post them people ask questions, so I decided I needed to just sit down and write it all out. Sadly, I've never made ANY of these pillowcases for my kids! They've got plenty of the different seasons and holidays, but none ... more

Vintage Kitchen and Wonderland Tuesday Eye Candy!

15 Mar 2016


We have so many great things to share with you this week as we have two Blog Tours and two Sew Alongs in full swing! Amy Smart decided to combine the whimsy of the Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour with Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along to come up with these fabulous quilt blocks! We just LOVE how all of the colors and prints come together - charming! Lillesol & Pelle showed us that Vintage Kitchen isn't just for the kitchen! She created these beautiful matching mother/daughter tops from the Pink Harlequin print. The Wonderland Blog Tour is also underway and ... more

Blog Tour Fun!

14 Mar 2016


We have two very fun blog tours happening this week, and with so many great pictures and projects to share, we thought we'd give you a daily dose of eye candy! To start things off, Melissa Mortenson, designer of the lovely Wonderland collection, has a "Wonder-ful" and simple Pillowcase Dress Tutorial for us. Aren't these just adorable? "Hop" on over to Melissa's blog for the full tutorial. Head on over to Flamingo Toes for the how-to on these beautiful Vintage Kitchen Dresden Potholders. We LOVE that quirky little cat she fussy cut in the center! A small ... more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 9

14 Mar 2016


Welcome to Week 9 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We have had so much fun following along with Lori and playing with her Bloom Templates as we make these sweet little applique shapes.  Cindy followed along with Lori using her Calico Days fabric collection to make this block. We LOVE the little red hearts! And those sweet little birds are just too cute! Tina, from Emily Ann's Kloset made this beautiful block using Emily Taylor's Chatsworth collection. You can find out more about Tina's block here.  Jina Barney Designz made this super cute version with ... more

Friday Finds - Wonderland & Vintage Kitchen Blog Tours!

11 Mar 2016


 Whew! It has been a week FILLED with beautiful projects and creativity as we celebrate two brand new fabric collections: Vintage Kitchen by Andrea Muller and Wonderland by Melissa Mortenson. Starting things off, Lina from Herzenssachen, shared this dress and bag she made with Andrea's Vintage Kitchen fabrics. Lina provides a link to the dress pattern and the bag on her blog.  Anlukaa WOWed us with her dish towel, apron, oven mitts and placemat set. She was able to find instructions for these fun projects in Andrea's new book, Sew Happy. Sew Happy is currently being printed in ... more

This is Happening!

09 Mar 2016


We have TWO fabulous blog tours happening right now that you absolutely will NOT want to miss! Melissa Mortenson's Wonderland Blog Tour started today with a BANG on the Kid Giddy blog! "Hop" on over to Kid Giddy to get the scoop on this seriously adorable Queen Phoebe softie! Andrea Muller's Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour is under way and we already know this will be a FUN blog tour to follow along with! Check out this bright Market Bag featured here. You'll also find a link to instructions on how to make these adorable medallions - perfect for ... more
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