A Thank You Giveaway!

I am so honored and still in shock that I won season 9 of Project Run & Play! Thanks to you, my readers, for believing in me, and voting for me! I’m so thankful for all I’ve learned this past month, and for the new blogging friends I’ve made. Looking back a year ago, I never would have pictured myself competing in PR&P. I didn’t even have a blog back then! Looking back a MONTH ago, I never would have pictured myself winning PR&P! I was up against some fierce competition. 

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{PR&P} Pearls & Grace: style that transcends time

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It’s the final week! Have you voted yet? You can cast a vote for your favorite look over at Project Run & Play!

It’s Signature Style week! Also, thank you SO MUCH for your support – I wouldn’t be here without my readers and friends! I am truly honored to have made it to the finals, and I’m so glad that I was given this opportunity!

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Coconut Macaroons

Pssst! Have you voted over at Project Run & Play yet? I’m currently sitting in last place and I’d love the chance to show you my Signature Style look next week! Head on over to PR&P and vote for “All Hands On Deck” – I’d really appreciate it! Thanks!

MMmm. One of my favorite chocolate bars is an Almond Joy! I love coconut, and cannot believe I haven’t tried making these before. 

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GYCT’s Shortie Nightgown & Bloomer Tour

Have you voted for your favorite look over at Project Run & Play yet? I’m at the bottom of the heap right now with my “All Hands On Deck” outfit, but I’d love the chance to share my Signature Style look with you next week! Won’t you take a minute to head on over to PR&P and cast your vote?

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Project Run & Play, Week Three: All Hands On Deck!


Have you voted yet? If not, head on over to Project Run & Play to cast a vote for your favorite (I hope it’s mine?!) and then come back here and read all of the details about this fun look!

Thanks for all of the lovely comments you left last week! And thanks to you, my readers, for voting me here for another week! I’m so excited to share my “Design Your Own Fabric” challenge with you today. This really was a tough one for me, since I usually buy my fabric based strictly on the “LOVE” factor. Modifying it further has never occurred to me. I decided to try a few options to see what I liked, and boy, did I learn some things! I tried Shibori. That was a complete and utter fail. I really love how beautiful it is when done right, but mine was anything but beautiful. Then I tried some glue-resist (like wax-resist/batik dyeing) and again, a fail. I did manage to dye my fingernails a lovely shade of blue though. 

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Project Run & Play, Week Two: Springtime in Paris

Have you voted yet? This race is going to be a close one! Head on over to Project Run & Play to vote for your favorite (I hope it’s me!) and then come back here to read all about my Springtime in Paris look!

You guys, thanks for all the love! I made it through to the second week and I’m SO EXCITED to share my “Springtime in Paris” look with you!

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Baby Sewing Round-up!

I’ve seen lots of round-ups on other blogs, and thought my readers might enjoy a fun little one. I’ve got babies on the brain since two of my friends are expecting (one is due really soon….and may even have that babe in the next day or so she had that baby!) and I’ve been planning to make some cute clothes for them once Project Run & Play is over. Here are a few of my favorite (and mostly free!) patterns:

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Project Run & Play, Week One: Buffalo, baby!


If you’re coming over from Project Run & Play, welcome! Feel free to poke around and ask questions! This week’s theme was Put Me in the Zoo and it had me stumped for a bit. I’m not much for animal themed/printed/inspired clothing, so I knew I had to really think outside the box on this one! I decided to do a boy look (because there simply isn’t enough boy sewing out there!) and was inspired more by a fabric choice, buffalo check (or buffalo plaid). If you head to the Calgary Zoo you can see some Buffalo (or Wood Bison, as they’re also called). We went this past summer, and the kids enjoyed it so much – especially the peacocks! If you can’t make it there (wait!? You don’t want to brave the -20c for some sight-seeing?), here’s a picture for you of some buffalo. Photograph by my mother-in-law over near the Saskatchewan-Alberta border. Aren’t they huge creatures?

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Sausage and Potato Soup & Cheddar Bacon Biscuits

Wondering why you haven’t seen any sewing posts lately? Don’t worry….I have been up to my eyeballs in sewing, but I can’t share it with you until tomorrow. Check back for my first week of Project Run & Play! 

This is the perfect wintertime meal! Oh, I know it’s spring, but it is still a deep freeze up here! Get a pot of this easy delicious soup simmering and then make some of the fluffiest biscuits ever, and you’ve got a winner. 

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Liebster Award

Happy Tuesday! I’ve been crazy busy sewing, sewing sewing!! Project Run & Play is just around the corner and although it hasn’t even started yet, I already feel like I’m behind!

Anyway, I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Terri over at Climbing the Willow. You might remember the Izzy top/dress I made from her free pattern for last season’s Project Run & Play? I had heard of the award, but in case you haven’t, it’s basically a way to let your readers know about some other smaller blogs (or maybe they’re not so small….but anyways…) and maybe find some new favorites! So this is how it goes: the nominee must answer some questions from the nominator and then provide 5 random facts about her or himself.  Then the nominee pays it forward by nominating more small blogs for the award and sending them more fun questions. Fun right?

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