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Craftcation Conference in Ventura CA. Makers Conference held every April by Dear Handmade Life.

Craftcation 2019

Registration for what has become my favourite 4 days of the year starts at 9:00 am PST this morning, and for the first 50 people to register there is a discount, so if you have been thinking about it I highly recommend clicking over and snagging your tickets.   Craftcation was life changing for me and …

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Espadrille Wedges

I feel freaking beautiful in these shoes.  What is it about a great pair of shoes that makes you feel fantastic.  What’s even better is that I made these shoes.  I also didn’t realize how great they would look with this sleeveless Leschi I made a few months go.  Perfect casual yet put together look. …

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Magnuson Tester Roundup | Straight Stitch Designs

Magnuson Tester Roundup

Seeing a new pattern on all different shapes and sizes is the most important part of a pattern release, and something I really look forward to sharing every time.  I have had a great time showing you all my three versions of Magnuson, but today I get to share the amazing versions my testers sewed …

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Magnuson Pattern Release

I couldn’t be more excited to share with you my newest pattern, Magnuson.  The evolution of this pattern over the last two years has been fun as the designer to watch happen.  What started out as a utility/military inspired jacket has turned into a more modern take in vest form.  So many of the original …

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