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Me Made Vacation

I am usually horrible about finding the time to take pictures of my handmade wares. I resort to finding some uncluttered section of our house or an area of greenery in the yard that doesn’t have weeds. With our upcoming beach vacation, a lightbulb went off in my head – take the darn pictures at the beach! I packed up all of my recent “me made” items and had my oldest kiddo take pictures before we went into dinner each night. Enjoy these Me Made Vacation garments!

Ogden Cami

At the beginning of the year, I saw many fabulous ladies on Instagram posting what garments they were going to sew in 2018. I have been sewing for years but have never really taken the plunge to sew anything more for myself than pj pants or shorts. There was a common theme that I saw being posted on everyone’s “need to sew” list and that was the Ogden Cami by True Bias.

DIY Dry Erase Board

In the past I have always used a dry erase board, which are great, but after years of using the same one I notice that it looks messy. A few times I accidentally used a sharpie. Some months I didn’t erase some words and now those letters are horrid to get removed. And I notice that in certain spots, the pretty shine is no longer there. Time for a new board! But wait…can I make one?

Cork Coin Pouch

As I work my way through these Made By Me activities and blog posts, I am realizing that I need to start playing “Never Have I Ever”. I originally thought that by sewing items for myself, I would be able to do something nice for me as well as set aside time to do something relaxing. But now that I am five projects into this blog series, I am really learning amazing new techniques.

With that said, today’s Made By Me post has me working with cork for the first time.

Easy Fleece Poncho from Melly Sews

In our house, regardless of the season, you are never more than an arms length away from a warm blanket. This is totally by my design because I am always freezing. Always! It could be the middle of summer with the sun shining through our windows and I will still have a blanket on top of me.

So, with this freezing winter season in Ohio, I have been looking for items to make that will keep me toasty. I was searching around Instagram and saw one of my favorite ladies had posted a fleece poncho tutorial. The picture that Melly Sews showcased looked like the perfect item to keep me fabulously warm.