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SALE || 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SALE - 40% OFF!

SALE || 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SALE - 40% OFF!

Today is my 40th bday :) I'm feeling both excited for what's to come and yet nostalgic for the time that's past. It's definitely a strange feeling and one that I've been spending a lot of time reflecting on during yoga and meditation. I don't want to feel sad or scared of my 40's - I want to own them. I want to show 40 who's boss...lol, and have a fabulous time enjoying being comfortable in my own skin and knowing my true self.

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SEWING || MAKE MY WARDROBE - PHINNEY RIDGE CARDIGAN

SEWING || MAKE MY WARDROBE - PHINNEY RIDGE CARDIGAN

If you've been following along on social media and my newsletter you will have seen that my friend (and fellow knitwear designer) Andrea Rangel and I are getting each other motivated to build our handmade wardrobes by having a casual sew along/knit along called "Make My Wardrobe". We've got a plan to examine our current wardrobes and get making the pieces that are missing! I'm so excited! Our focus will be on pieces that compliment the clothes we already have, in particularly our lovely handmade pieces like hand knit sweaters and more. We plan to try to make the same sorts of things, but not always the same patterns and not always at the same pace. 

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SALE || SWEETHEART DRESS VALENTINE'S DAY SALE

SALE || SWEETHEART DRESS VALENTINE'S DAY SALE

Valentine's Day is today and you guys know what that means right?

It's time for a Sweetheart Dress Sale!!!

Save 15% OFF the Sweetheart Dress Pattern from today until 02/18/2016! Use code "sweetheart15" at checkout to save! Have some fun and pick out some fresh fabrics and whip up a pretty new dress for that special girl in your life! Sale is valid in our shop HERE and in our Etsy shop HERE.

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PODCAST || THE SWEET GEORGIA SHOW - EPISODE 44!

PODCAST || THE SWEET GEORGIA SHOW - EPISODE 44!

I've been hit hard by a bad bug the last few days and have been stuck in bed sick. But it's been fun watching all the snow we've been having....and I'm super excited to share that I was recently interviewed by the lovely Felicia of The Sweet Georgia Show - one of my fave podcasts to listen to! Episode 44 is up today and I hope you will pop over to have a listen!

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CREATIVITY || STASH PODCAST

CREATIVITY || STASH PODCAST

Interested to hear more about my creative journey and how I "attempt" to balance things? Pop on over to the Stash Podcast to listen to my conversation with Sonia! I seriously had so much fun chatting with her and I hope you'll all enjoy it too! 

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SEWING || SEE KATE SEW DOLL FABRIC

SEWING || SEE KATE SEW DOLL FABRIC

My girls love dolls and so do I, so I was beyond excited when my lovely friend Kate of See Kate Sew announced her new doll fabric was being released (by Riley Blake) and asked me to join in for the tour. The kids squealed and so did I! Both my girls and I were super happy when the fabric arrived to our house! I really love dolls made like this and couldn't wait to make them with the kids. 

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SEWING || OBSERVER FABRIC TOUR - PETAL POUCHES

SEWING || OBSERVER FABRIC TOUR - PETAL POUCHES

I love zippered pouches. I simply can't seem to have enough of them. So when I got asked to join in the Observer Fabric Tour by my lovely and oh, so talented friend April Rhodes, I knew I had to sew up Anna Graham's (of Noodlehead) new pattern for her Petal Pouches. First off, I'm absolutely 100% obsessed with April's new fabric line Observer. I always love her lines but oh boy does this one hit home for me. It's absolutely stunning! I sincerely love each print. And the fact that's it's Art Gallery Fabrics is icing on the cake. You all know how much I love me some AGF!  

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FREE PATTERNS || POCKET POTHOLDERS FREE SEWING PATTERN!

FREE PATTERNS || POCKET POTHOLDERS FREE SEWING PATTERN!

Over the last few months our first home underwent a kitchen reno. It's been a fun, sometimes stressful and very educational experience...lol. If you've ever renovated I'm sure you know what I mean. While l I haven't yet shared the finished renovation on the blog yet (I plan to in Sept) I have been having a wonderful time sourcing lovely accessories & decor items for our main floor. So when I got an email from my awesomely talented and sweet friend Dana of MADE EVERYDAY to join in on her Boardwalk Delight fabric blog party I just knew I HAD to have the Eat It All print all over! I mean c'mon people! Kitchen + black/white + eat it all = shannon needs! Lol! So instead of going out and buying some of my fave style of potholders I decided to sew some up and share the FREE PATTERN for my POCKET POTHOLDERS with you too! 

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SEWING || WHAT I'M SEWING FOR SUMMER

SEWING || WHAT I'M SEWING FOR SUMMER

Now that the weather has warmed up I'm seriously dying to sew up some new summer staples! I've been drooling over all the new patterns that have been popping up that are perfect for my warm weather wardrobe and for layering throughout the year! 

Here's my faves that I've been eyeing! I've got 4 patterns ready to tape together and hopefully get sewn up this month (fingers crossed). 

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SEWING || MAMMOTH FLANNEL SHIRT DRESS - CRAFTSY SEWING KIT REVIEW

SEWING || MAMMOTH FLANNEL SHIRT DRESS - CRAFTSY SEWING KIT REVIEW

The weather may be warming up and summer on it's way, but I'm still loving flannel! I've had my eye on trying some of the Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel and when I got the chance to review the Mammoth Flannel Shirt Dress Kit on Craftsy I thought it would be a fun garment to sew up! I liked that this shirt dress had hem options and sleeve options - there is short sleeve, 3/4 length and sleeveless! I knew that this pattern would be versatile for year round wear and I could easily make this dress in a variety of fabrics. 

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GIVEAWAY || WILDLAND FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY || WILDLAND FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

It's time for another fun fabric giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win some of the new line Wildland by Miriam Bos for Birch Fabrics! I'm smitten with the Netherlands designers quirky and colorful collection! You can view all the prints in this 100% organic collection on Fabricworm HERE

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SEWING || FAVE 5 SEWING PATTERNS - FEBRUARY!

SEWING || FAVE 5 SEWING PATTERNS - FEBRUARY!

It's February and that means it's time to share the latest sewing patterns we've been crushing on! I'm in the mood for flannel, knits, chambray, denim and wool!!! I'm all about the cozy this month!!! 

Check out our "Fave 5" sewing patterns for February below!!! What patterns are you smitten with this month? 

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SALE || SWEETHEART DRESS PATTERN SALE!

SALE || SWEETHEART DRESS PATTERN SALE!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you guys know what that means right? It's time for a Sweetheart Dress Sale!!!

Save 15% off the Sweetheart Dress Pattern from today until 02/04/2016! Use code "sweetheart15" at checkout to save! Have some fun and pick out some fresh fabrics and whip up a pretty new dress for that special girl in your life! Sale is valid in our shop HERE and in our Etsy shop HERE.

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SEWING || BERRY BASKETS & WAGON WHEEL PINCUSHIONS

SEWING || BERRY BASKETS & WAGON WHEEL PINCUSHIONS

I finally got to spend some quality time with my sewing machine over the holidays and it felt soooo good! It's been a while since I got to spend a few hours on the machine and it was so fun to whip up some xmas pressies using these fabulous free tutorials - The Fabric Berry Basket and the Wagon Wheel Pincsushion, from my friend Anna's blog - Noodlehead!

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MAKING || OUR FAVOURITE QUICK GIFTS TO SEW OR KNIT!

MAKING || OUR FAVOURITE QUICK GIFTS TO SEW OR KNIT!

It's never too late to whip up a fabulous handmade gift for that special person in your life! I've put together our favourite Very Shannon quick gifts to sew or knit! Whether it's a great new bag, zippered pouch, or new hat we've got you covered! Happy making!

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SEWING || PATTERNS ON MY CUTTING TABLE #3

SEWING || PATTERNS ON MY CUTTING TABLE #3

It's time for a new edition of Patterns on My Cutting Table! I really need to find more than a few days of dedicated sewing time so I can get these lovelies made up asap! I love them all! There has been a slew of new & fabulous patterns popping up this past month! Which ones are your fave? Do you have any of them on your cutting table already? 

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SEWING || THE DENVER TUNIC - PATTERN ANTHOLOGY UNBIASED PATTERN TOUR!

SEWING || THE DENVER TUNIC - PATTERN ANTHOLOGY UNBIASED PATTERN TOUR!

It's time for you and I to get sewing! Fall is here and a great staple tunic is an essential part of my wardrobe! I've been on the lookout for a new one to sew up for my fall handmade wardrobe so I was excited to see The Denver Tunic + Dress pattern be released in the brand new Pattern Anthology Collection - Unbiased! And yes...I know I pose like a dork...lol..but I'm owning it ;)

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GIVEAWAY || ART GALLERY FABRICS GIVEAWAY + APP REVIEW

GIVEAWAY || ART GALLERY FABRICS GIVEAWAY + APP REVIEW

The leaves have been turning colour, my youngest is now in Kindergarten (her first full day is today.....insert me crying happy tears of mixed emotions), and I've finally gotten some time to sit down and get the sewing machine whirring! While I'm sad my last kiddo is in school full time I'm happy to see her grow and enjoy school and for me to have much more time to work normal people hours! Yay! 

So in honour of my first day with both kids in school I thought what better way than to share some pics of some of my fave new Art Gallery Fabrics, review their brand spanking new app, and of course - giveaway a ton of fabric!!!! Yahoo!!! You know I love giving away fabric! 

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SEWING || PATTERNS ON MY CUTTING TABLE #2

SEWING || PATTERNS ON MY CUTTING TABLE #2

I've been busy knitting in the background but I've also been busy planning some sewing too! There are so many patterns out right now that I'm loving that it's time for another round of Patterns on my Cutting Table for you guys! I love seeing and hearing what you are all making and crushing on too so be sure to leave me a comment about which patterns you're swooning over this week! 

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MOMENTS || SUMMER BREAK

MOMENTS || SUMMER BREAK

I'm taking some time this upcoming week for our summer vacay so things will be quiet around here but I promise I'll be back soon. We're all super excited for our much needed "staycation". I plan on getting in some much needed family time, getting to see friends from out of town, reading (and more reading), and all the other awesome things that come along with summer vacation! 

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