Sewing Blogger Interview – Rebecca from Hugs Are Fun

Hugs are Fun

Rebecca blogs at Hugs are Fun about lots of crafty goodness – I’d bet she will be surprised to hear me call her a sewing blogger but it is her EPP (English Paper Piecing) projects that caught my eye first (like this one!) so that is how I think of her! She is always squeezing creativity out of stolen moments in her car while her kids nap (sooo jealous of car naps) and shares it on Instagram. In addition to EPP, I am so in awe of her french knot hoops – look at this!

I think I first connected with her on twitter, and enjoy chatting during the day since we both stay at home with our kids.  In addition to the free patterns she shares each Friday, she has some awesome cross-stitch patterns, cross-stitched jewelry, and kits for sale in her Etsy shop.

In preparation for a mini-maternity leave I asked some of my favorite bloggers to answer a few questions, read on to hear more from Rebecca! Connect with her on Pinterest & Facebook too.

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Sewing Blogger Interview – Amy from Friends Stitched Together

Friends Stitched Together

Amy is one half of the blogging team at Friends Stitched Together  and she has become one of my closest blogging friends. She writes with her best friend, Tasha, and shares loads of creative clothes for her kids and herself. I generally tend to prefer fast/fun/easy sews but Amy truly puts so much time and effort in with her creativity, I love seeing how ‘all out’ she goes with things! See what I mean in her Narnia outfits and Edwardian mystery challenge. I adore this little tiger pocket tutorial and need to use it when I’m sewing summer clothes for my kid!

Amy also started CraftingCon with Maegan from Mae & K, and I’m so excited to see it grow over the past year! There are monthly themed competitions and sew alongs; check out the Facebook group and read this post on FST if you want to learn more. I participated in the Star Wars month and love watching the creativity and ‘fan love’ for all the other topics.

In preparation for a mini-maternity leave I asked some of my favorite bloggers to answer a few questions, read on to hear more from Amy!

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Cheap Handmade Toy Ideas

Cheap handmade toy tutorials

Last month I shared a quick, free toilet paper roll toy DIY and I ran into so many fun ideas when I was looking around Pinterest to see what else I could make to keep my toddler busy. I think these toy/play ideas are all dirt cheap or free and would entertain multiple ages – let me know if you’ve tried any of them! I also shared 15 other ideas for handmade toys with free patterns & tutorials before Christmas if you’re looking for more ideas.

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