let’s bake 30 recipes today….

by Dana on December 20, 2014

You’ve got the energy right?
Me too!
I  think.

Growing up my mom started making holiday treats weeks before Christmas and would store them in shoeboxes in the freezer.
I guess I’m a few weeks behind.
And I don’t have any shoeboxes.
But I have some fantastic, easy, tried-and-true recipes for you and me!

So if you’re baking this weekend too, let’s do this thing….

Remember two years ago when I did a  Sweets and Treats Christmas countdown?

Together with some blogging friends, we shared a tasty recipe each day in December.
And there are still a few recipes I’ve been dying to try…like Maple Walnut Chocolates by Smashed Peas and Carrots….and home-baked sweet granola by Delia Creates….
Gimme, gimme. I need! I need!

And you probably need my amped-up Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Softies.
And some Chocolate Tangerine Bars.  Mmmm.
Both are all-time faves!

So here you go….30 recipes to get you baking this week!
Seriously.  Just check out Vanessa’s SIMPLE 3 minute-3 ingredient fudge (and the spin I did on it).  Okay….
Just click a button below to go straight to the recipe:


And thank you for entering the Baby Doll Basket Pattern giveaway.
Here are the four winners (winners will be emailed with the pdf pattern):

#208 – Liesbet Rombaut, who said:  Oh, I would like to win one! 
#268 – Andrea, who said: How cute!
#204 – Jacqui Kennedy, who said: My little girl is just getting into dolls, I know she’d love a doll basket! I love the lining of your “ice princess” basket, such a great colour. 
#61 – Linda, who said: What a fantastic giveaway!  I would love to make some for our local toy drive.  Thank you Dana! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

**Don’t forget that all MADE patterns are on sale for only 6 DOLLARS!…from now until Christmas night.

Have a great weekend!


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all MADE patterns ON SALE till Christmas!

by Dana on December 18, 2014

What the hey?
Let it all come down….

That’s right!
Any pattern in my shop….only $6.
From now until Christmas night!
Buy one for yourself  • Gift one to a friend • Buy one for your child who loves to sew.

Then when the weather outside is frightful….sewing will be so delightful.
Check out all my patterns HERE.


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When I created the Baby Doll Basket pattern last year….before we all entered a space time continuum where phrases like, “Olaf! you’re melting” or “Let’s go kiss Hans!  Who IS this Hans?” became common phrases in any household….

I mean, has it only been ONE year since Frozen came out??….and my kids made their own ornaments….and kids started wearing Elsa dresses to the grocery store?
It feels like a decade.

Well, who knew when I made this basket last year that it would be the perfect color and size to hold an ice princess??  Or two.

Have you seen these dolls?
They’re maybe a little….creepy….But my kids love them.
Anna on one side, Elsa underneath; and vice versa.  So you can flip the dress over and decide which princess you want to be.  I guess it keeps kids from fighting over toys!  They can be either one.

And the medium size basket fits these dolls perfectly.

Have you made a baby doll basket?
Do you have some last-minute Christmas sewing to do?

Let me help you out!
(or give you more work??)
From now till Christmas, the Baby Doll Basket pattern is on sale!

Baby Doll Basket Pattern – $6
Add to Cart


I’m also giving away FOUR free copies!….one for each of your crazy flip-flop princess dolls.
Four winners will receive an email copy of the PDF pattern by Saturday morning, so you have plenty of time to sew (heh heh)

• Leave a comment, that’s it.
• Only one entry per person.
• Open to ANYONE!
• FOUR winners will be picked via random.org
• Giveaway ends Friday 12/19/14 at 10pm Central time.


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Oilcloth + Leather roundup and winners

by Dana on December 17, 2014

Hi friends!
Thanks for joining us last week for our first—Don’t Fear the Fabric series with See Kate Sew.
This time around we talked about Oilcloth fabric and Leather.

Hopefully you feel ready to tackle all those projects you’ve been eyeing over the years, nervous to try…..but now you’ve got the skills….and the info.
You’re gonna make stuff!
I know it.

Here are the two winners of our final giveaway:
#279 – Patti, who said: The book looks fantastic! So many fun ideas! It would be great to give it a try!
#145 – Sarah R, who said: Wow, what a cool book! And what a better selection of laminated cotton than at my local fabric shop!
Each winner will be notified by email and will receive:
• The book Sewing With Oilcloth by Kelly McCants
• 4 fat quarters of Oilcloth fabric from the Modern June shop

And here’s a roundup of all the projects and info we shared this week.
Just click on a button to go straight to the tutorial—(you’ll also find these buttons on my tutorials page).

If you sew your own projects using these tutorials, please share them with us on Instagram!
Tag them to #dontfearthefabic and #oilclothandleather and @danamadeit and @seekatesew.

And now we’re just wondering….what fabrics would you like to tackle next??
Leave your vote in the comments!

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