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This week’s Spoonflower Design Challenge: Fantasy Creatures Skillshare Whimsical Watercolor

April 27, 2017 | No Comments

Mermaids and watercolor seems an appropriate fit, don’t you think?  Hope you enjoy my design for this week’s Spoonflower Challenge.  If you have a second, please go to the Spoonflower Challenge page HERE to vote! If you can’t find my design amidst all of the entries, and really want to…here’s a helpful tip:  Once you go […]

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This Week’s Spoonflower Challenge: Birds and Blooms

April 22, 2017 | No Comments

This week’s Spoonflower Challenge is Birds and Blooms (some of my very favorite subjects).  At this time of year, my house is buzzing with the excitement of Spring.  We have birds building nests in the yard and love to peek in and see the beautiful blue robin eggs.  This design was easily inspired by these […]

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“Matisse and Me” Collection Now Available

April 20, 2017 | No Comments

I can’t wait to start sewing with this new collection!  My “Mattisse and Me” collection is now available for purchase HERE at my Spoonflower Store.  I love the bold flower design and the coordinating graphic petals and blooms.  I’m thinking leggings and cute t-shirt?  Or maybe a cute baby blanket, carseat cover…or the chair is […]

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Hexagon to the Beach COLLECTION

April 20, 2017 | No Comments

  I’m so excited about this “Hexagon to the Beach” collection. The samples came and look so great!  I’m so excited!  I couldn’t help making a little swim bag for the kiddo’s swim lessons this summer.  Featuring adorable little sunbathing beach dogs, beach umbrellas, crabs, popsicles and polka dots.  You can find the complete “Hexagon […]

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This Week’s Spoonflower Design Challenge: Limited Color Palette Succulents

April 11, 2017 | No Comments

These specific colors had to be used in this week’s challenge–transparencies and mixing of colors are not allowed and adding white and/or black is optional.  The subject theme is succulents.  This was a tricky challenge because I really kept wanting to add some more colors or variations and textures in the colors.  In the end, I’m […]

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This week’s Spoonflower Design Challenge: Matisse Style Floral Cutouts

April 7, 2017 | No Comments

Another fun design challenge theme!  I loved reviewing Matisse’s floral paper cutouts stage and getting inspired for my own design.  I chose to do a more subtle color theme than Matisse would have probably used, but I loved created some of my own curvy roundish Matisse-y floral shapes.  A little Matisse influence to my own […]

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NEW! Tangram Kites and Puppies Fabric COLLECTION

April 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

I am pleased to tell you that my Tangram Kites and Puppies fabric won 2nd Place in the Spoonflower design challenge!  I have finished a fun and bright coordinating collection and it is now available for sale.  I’ve spent the morning making some cute clothes for my daughter, just so you can see how cute this […]

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Fabric Giveaway Winner!

March 30, 2017 | No Comments

Congratulations to Rhonda Brubacher Timmins! You are the WINNER of my fabric giveaway! To find this and more of my affordable designer fabrics, please visit my Sarah Treu fabric shop on, or click any of the icons below. Happy sewing everyone!

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Hexagon to the Beach

March 26, 2017 | No Comments

This week’s Spoonflower Design Challenge: Hexagons.  There are lots of fun entries this week, and I hope you’ll go check it out.  This is my design entry, “Hexagon to the Beach.”  Lazy days at the beach are the best!  Can’t you just feel those sunny rays?  I want to hang out with this chillaxin’ doggy […]

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Tangram Puzzles and How to Make Them

March 25, 2017 | No Comments

  Tangrams and Kites have been on my mind this past week.  I think this weather has something to do with the kiting vibes around here.  Last week was nice and breezy and my hubby came home with some kites for the kids.  A couple of tips you should know when kiting with kids: Tip […]

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