Guest Posting: Goat Cheese Cherry Tomatoes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Roasted or Chilled Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomato Recipe

Hey all! I'm over at Made to be a Momma today sharing this ridiculously simple recipe for Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes.
They're perfect for after school snacks, game day treats, or even holiday party hor' dourves. Check it out!

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Guest Posting - 36 Simple Packed Lunch ideas

Friday, August 22, 2014

It's Back to School time again! Are you ready? 
New clothes - Check      Supplies List - Check      Lunch box - ...hmmm

Don't worry, I've got you covered! Head on over to Cutesy Crafts today and check out some of the yummiest
packed lunch ideas around. Your kids will love em', and you'll love how simple they are to put together!


Happy Friday!
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Indie Love Collection Re-cap - All 15 Outfits!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sugar Tart Crafts' Indie Love Summer Collection: Looks from 18 of your favorite pattern designers in a single collection!

1. The Soleil Dress by Lauren Dahl
The Soleil Dress Pattern by Lauren Dahl


by Peek-a-Boo Patterns
Boardwalk Henley & Coastal Craze Baggies Patterns by Peek-a-Boo Patterns


3. Look #6 by 5 and 10 Designs
Look #6 Pattern by 5 and 10 Designs


by Lexi Made and Peek-a-Boo Patterns
Chiffon Back Top and Sailor Shorts Patterns by Lexi Made and Peek-a-Boo Patterns


by Crafterhours and Lou Bee Clothing
Ringer Tee and Hosh Pants Patterns by Crafterhours and Lou Bee Clothing


 6. Vintage V-neck Tee by Blank Slate Patterns
Vintage V-neck Tee Pattern by Blank Slate Patterns


by Figgy's Patterns and Nothing Too Fancy
Celestial Tee and Paris Skirt Patterns by Figgy's and Nothing Too Fancy


 8. The Racerback Dress by Crafterhours
The Racerback Dress Pattern by Crafterhours


by Fishsticks Designs and Oliver & S
Tank Top and Sunny Day Shorts Patterns by Fishsticks Designs and Oliver & S


10. The Caroline Party Dress by Mouse House Creations
The Caroline Party Dress Pattern by Mouse House Creations


 11. The Lulu Dress by Craftiness is Not Optional
The Lulu Dress Pattern by Craftiness is Not Optional


by See Kate Sew and Made with Moxie
Viewfinder Tee and Prefontaine Shorts Patterns by See Kate Sew and Made with Moxie


13. Perfect Polo & Coastal Cargos by Blank Slate Patterns
Perfect Polo and Coastal Cargos Patterns by Blank Slate Patterns


14. Look #2 by 5 and 10 Designs
Look #2 Pattern by 5 and 10 Designs


15. The Matinee Dress by Jennuine Design
The Matinee Dress Pattern by Jennuine Design

A special thank you to everyone who followed along with the collection this summer, and to all the amazing designers for sharing their patterns! I definitely learned from this experience that sometimes it can be just as hard to follow someone else's directions as it is to draft your own pattern, (or maybe I'm just really bad at following directions) but it can also be a lot of fun learning how other designers go about getting the pieces to work how they want them to. We've all been taught different skills in different ways, and I've learned more than a few new techniques to add to my sewing bag of tricks. (And of course, the closet full of cute clothes is always a plus too.) 

Enjoy the rest of your summer, 
and until the next collection - Happy Sewing!

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Indie Love: The Matinee Dress

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Matinee Dress and Peplum Top Pattern by Jennuine Design

Well, it looks like the Indie Love Collection has come to an end. Today I'm sharing the final outfit, and I've saved one of my very favorites for last. I've been in love with this Matinee Dress (affiliate link) ever since Jenn made her original green versions for the Emerald week of the Sew-vivor Challenge last year. I adored that open back the moment I saw it, and patiently waited until the pattern was released this past spring. Unfortunately we were still wrapped up in the craziness of moving when the pattern came out, so I couldn't make one right away, but I knew it would be the perfect addition to my summer collection once everything got settled.

Adorable open-back of the Matinee Dress Pattern from Jennuine Design

Ta-Da! Here it finally is, and I still love that back just as much today as the first time I saw it. So precious!

The Matinee Dress and Peplum Top by Jennuine Design sewn by Sugar Tart Crafts

And wonder of wonders, Aurelia was even at her very best for the pictures! I think she's realized we're finally done for the season, because even though it was drizzling out, I somehow managed to get a few genuine smiles. Either that, or she's finally taken pity on me and decided to cooperate from now on...but I won't hold my breath on that one. I'm just happy to have some non-scowling pictures for a change!

Pattern Review: Matinee Dress and Peplum Top by Jennuine Design

Matinee Dress Pattern by Jennuine Design - Sewn by Sugar Tart Crafts

Ok, how about just one more? It's just too adorable not to.

Girl's open-backed dress pattern - The Matinee Dress and Peplum Top by Jennuine Design

There. That's all, and it also brings an end to the Indie Love Collection for the Summer of 2014. *Whew*
A few of you may have noticed that I originally claimed there would be 18 outfits, but I've actually only shared 15, and you would be correct. Due to the recent illnesses and unexpected visitors, this collection has extended far beyond what I had originally planned. (Can you believe this was all supposed to be over halfway through July? Oops!) It's time for me to start thinking about Halloween and Aurelia's upcoming birthday, so I've lengthened a few sleeves, and bumped the last three outfits on to the Fall Collection. 

Didn't know there would be one of those did you?

Well if everything goes as planned there will be, and I promise to keep it short and sweet since my summer collections seem to have a tendency to become rather long winded. I'm going to limit myself to 4 outfits for each kid and no more. Two weeks max...maybe. ;-)

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