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Girls' Sun Dress Workshop - Santa Cruz, June 1st

    Hi friends,           I know a lot of you don't live close, so as much as you would love to, attending an in person workshop in Santa Cruz is just not plausible.  I wish I had a magic space-time continuum defying sort of wrinkle in time science/magic that could get you all here for the workshop and back to your beds for a good night's sleep.  But until I work that out, I am so sorry to say it, but this blog post is just not for you.  I mean, you are welcome to read it, but you probably aren't going to get a lot out of it.      For my local friends!...

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Double Gauze - The Fabric of my Dreams, MMF Fabric Substrate Series, Part 1

Hi there, friends!        When I came up with this idea to write a whole series of blog posts describing different fabric substrates in detail, and what they are best used for, I knew that double gauze would be my first installment.                                      Since the first time I touched double gauze, I have been obsessed!  It is so soft to your fingers, and when you rub it on your cheek, if rubbing fabric on your cheek is the sort of thing you are into (which I think you probably are).  I also love to describe it as cloud like, because it...

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2016 - Wow, Friends, Wow!

2016: a year that has been pretty much a disaster for the world, but surprisingly wonderful in my life!  2016 saw the end of my first business, Fun Little Things, which, while bittersweet, was freeing and absolutely the right decision.  2016 saw the creation of Maker Mountain Fabrics.  Maker Mountain Fabrics went from 1 fabric I was selling through Fun Little Things, to 41 fabrics (past and present) 5 patterns (one of which I designed myself) and 5 all inclusive sewing kits all in their own etsy shop, then independent website.  MMF went from 0 to 2,281 Instagram followers. MMF started a facebook group that now has 100 members Between Etsy and the website, MMF has made 148 sales, shipped...

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Last Minute Gifts to Sew

    Well, friends, in case you haven't noticed, it is getting down to the wire on hand sewn holiday gifts.  How does this always happen?  If you are like me you always have good intentions of being so organized, starting early, calmly sewing and still having lots of time to peacefully enjoy the holidays with your family.  And then life happens and then somehow this meme becomes way too real to even be funny.  Ok, ok, it's still funny.  We may be procrastinators, but at least we can laugh at ourselves.      But it's okay friends, because I have you covered!  It's like somewhere deep inside I knew I was going to do this again this year.  Like somehow I...

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Holiday Gifts for the Sewing Obsessed!

This is us, friends! Sewing obsessed!  Finally our turn!      Do you have anyone on your list that is as sewing obsessed as you?  Or someone who you know wants to learn and you want to help bring them into this wonderful, wonderful way of life?  Or maybe there are some people asking what it is you would like?  Problems solved!  This post has you covered! (Special Note I have never had to worry about before... All of the amazon links in this post are affiliate links, but I absolutely promise that I would never recommend something I do not really love, and in the case of this list, they are all items I really would love to receive.)  Selfish...

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