CAL 2015 Afghan Sampler Printable Pattern

Download the printable 2015 Afghan Sampler pattern today! | The Inspired Wren

It's here! Five years after it was begun, The Inspired Wren's 2015 Crochet Along Afghan Sampler finally has a downloadable, printable pattern. No more excuses; 2020 is your year to get that Sampler off your Pinterest board and onto your couch.

Perfect Lullaby Layette

Sewing baby clothes with the perfect pattern plus fabric plus wearer. | Lullaby Layette from Oliver + S | The Inspired Wren

A brand new baby? An excuse to sew itty bitty baby clothes? Why, yes, I will dust off my machine for that!

Anywhere Dress: Make Laundry, Don't Do Laundry Tour

Make Laundry, Don't Do Laundry 2016 Tour

There's a point in sewing the same patterns over and over where you can stitch up a new outfit faster than you can wash and dry an old one; that's when you make laundry, instead of doing it. I'm excited to be part of this inspired blog tour from Pear Berry Lane, Paisley Roots, and The Crafting Fiend celebrating sewing over laundry. I'm a natural fit for this.

The Solis Tunic & Dress for Pattern Revolution

Solis Tunic & Dress from Sofilantjes Patterns for Pattern Revolution | The Inspired Wren

Earlier this week I had the privilege to be over at Pattern Revolution sharing a review of the too cool for school Solis Tunic & Dress from Sofilantjes Patterns. It is sporty and flirty, and perfectly Peanut.

TUTORIAL: Table Setting Placemat

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Tutorial: Table Setting Placemat | The Inspired Wren

As a family we don't dine out often, but we make dinners special by eating together and listening to music while we eat. And in the Summer we do it outside! Of course The Peanut sets the table for us and she still needs cues where to place the glass, the napkin, the fork and knife. So I created these happy, Summer-ready placemats with subtle cues for table setting. Now you can, too!

Dottie Vintage (Dance) Bag

Perfect combination of fabric and sewing pattern! Dottie Vintage Handbag | The Inspired Wren


A few dancers monkeying around on a Dottie Vintage Handbag -- perfect for a dance class of first-graders, no?

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