Shwin Designs: Maggie May Tunic/Dress

by Meghan Rowe on November 18, 2016, no comments

This Shwin Designs Maggie May tunic was made over a year ago for my daughter on her first day of grade 1. She still really likes it; in fact, she chose to wear it to school today. I have made this dress quite a few times now, it is a quick and easy sew and makes a great gift!

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Cards

by Meghan Rowe on November 15, 2016, no comments

The last batch of cards, some are my own design, and some are inspired by or copies from other’s designs. Noted where possible.

Inspired by a Dear Paperlicious design:

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Inspired by a Beachorado design:

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The original design for this card was by Maile Belles at Simply Stamped (she used cupcakes instead of flowers):

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Sadly I’ve been needing more sympathy cards of late:

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Design found on the Studio Calico website:

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I’m pretty sure that the original design for this card came from Aga at Just Made from Paper:

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This Mama Elephant stamp is one of my very favourites!

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Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day!

Cards

by Meghan Rowe on November 15, 2016, no comments

And still more cards to share, some are my own design, and some are inspired by or copies from other’s designs. Noted where possible.

Wedding Day notecards:

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These next two birthday cards were inspired by Laurie Willison at Soapbox Creations:

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Design found on the Studio Calico website:

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Great card for a masculine birthday:

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Quick & easy Baby card:

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Sewn: Shwin Designs Stella Tunic

by Meghan Rowe on September 8, 2015, one comment

I recently purchased two patterns from Shwin and Shwin – the Stella Tunic and Leggings, and the Maggie May Tunic/Dress (photos to come soon). I made this Stella Tunic as a birthday gift for a friends daughter. There are so many incredible pattern designers to be found online right now! I also want to make this, and this, and this, and this, and this!
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My daughter was only too happy to model before we gave the tunic away!

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I used a rayon and loved how it moved with her as she played in the yard.

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The Stella Tunic was pretty easy to make, though it took me two days to work up the courage to make the buttonholes (the first ones I’d made since grade 9 sewing class). Thankfully the buttonhole foot on my Babylock made it a snap.

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I had a question about the skirt facing and sent an email to Shauna at Shwin and Shwin. She replied quickly with an answer which was super helpful. I really appreciated that she took the time to respond.

IMG_3077The drop skirt in the back is lovely, and the addition of a cardigan and long leggings will look great in the colder months. My daughter will not wear anything if it ‘feels funny’; she was very comfortable in this and was a little sad to give it away. I’m excited to make one for her now!

Celebrate

by Meghan Rowe on October 30, 2014, no comments

I was trying for a collage style card, not quite sure if I hit the mark or not; but regardless, I really like how this turned out!

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Stamps: SU!, Altenew Paper: PTI, SU! Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Accessories: Teresa Collins, Random Bits from Stash

Happy Birthday

by Meghan Rowe on October 25, 2014, no comments

PTI’s Ombre Builders is such a versatile set. Here’s a super simple birthday card:

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Stamps: PTI Paper: PTI Ink: Hero Arts, VersaFine Onyx Black Accessories: Thread from Stash

Birthday Wishes

by Meghan Rowe on October 15, 2014, no comments

Aga at Just Made from Paper makes wonderful cards; she made this card a while ago. Here is my version:

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Stamps: PTI, SU!, WPlus9 Dies: SU!, WPlus9 Paper: PTI, SU! Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Accessories: Tissue Paper & Thread from Stash