It's natural for us all as blog readers and internet hopper-arounders to wonder, from time to time, how someone does everything that they do. We picture how we'd fit that into our own lives. That happens to me when I browse Melissa Stramel's blog and shop. She designs fabric, embroidery patterns, sewing patterns and has now written a book! (?!?!)
Four of our eight Skirt Week winners will receive a copy of Melissa Stramel's new book "A Year of Making Life Beautiful."
The 85-page book includes 45 unique projects-- 12 quilting projects, 4 exclusive embroidery patterns, 14 recipes, 10 crafts, 4 other unique sewing projects and water bath canning! Seriously, that's a little bit of eeeeverything. It's available from MelissaStramel.com and Quilt Woman - if you're not one of the four winners, that is.
Melissa's store is an explosion of color, print and pattern. When you check it out, you'll find this cozy spot with associated needlework and sewing patterns for "Pastime Pillows":
And you'll find the pattern for this "Cherished" dress pattern in sizes 2T to 10. Patriotic color palette entirely up to you. There's also a matching pattern specifically for 18" dolls-- and in lots of her dress patterns!
We can't be the only ones that have a hard time remembering to take the reuseable grocery bags into the store, right? Wondering whether making one as cute as the "Bountiful" bag would make it easier to forget the forgetting.