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Karen McSpadden
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  • Virginia Beach, VA
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I am an awesome:
I am a stay at home mom to two lovely little girls who keep me running all day! In the quieter moments, I enjoy knitting, sewing, and writing. And I spend way too much time on etsy.
My sewing interests are:
garment, drapery, doll making, home decor, quilting, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
I have a Janome and wouldn't you know, I can't remember the number. It's green. Pretty. Shiny. And a bit scary.
I am interested in patterns such as:
My favorite pattern designers tend to be the independent designers on etsy and on the marvelous craft blogs around the web. I also like whatever is on sale at for .99 at the fabric store :)

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Rockin' Romper Sewing Tutorial

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 9:51am 0 Comments

I have been sewing along with Project Run and Play and for their sportswear challenge I did a cute linen romper with ruffles for my Tiny Girl. I had a couple requests for a tutorial, so here it is....complete with awful pictures and Hot Mess Mommy Seamstress moments.

The Rockin'…


Chiffon Party Dress Adaptation (MIni-Tutorial)

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 11:06pm 0 Comments


Simple instructions on how to adapt a basic circle dress pattern to make it party-dress perfect.

Find the free mini-tutorial here



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At 2:43pm on March 26, 2012, Jill Dewar said…

loved your photos - your girls are lucky to have such a artistic mom!


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