Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Put a Ruffle On It! {Ruffles Blog Hop}

It's here! 

It's time for the Cha Cha Ruffle

Mdm Samm has done it again... this time it's the "Think Ruffles" Blog Hop with main cheerleader Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy. Thank you to both of these amazing ladies for organizing such a fun hoppity-hop!

Anybody ready for some Cotton Eye Ruffles?


My first project is straight out of a country vision of sunshine and clotheslines! This clothespin bag is made out of some denim yardage (thrift store), an embroidered table runner (yard sale), and feedsack fabric (antique store). All items (including the buttons) were from my stash and I used this tutorial... if you decide to also make one, be sure to watch the video; the tutorial makes so much more sense after watching the video. I look forward to the warmer days ahead when I actually get to use my "Ruffly Pin Pouch!" Putting the laundry out on the line with this pouch by my side will sure make me sing the Party Ruffle Anthem :)

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You didn't expect me to join a ruffles blog hop without making something for my little Evelyn, did you? :) This "Ruffled Halter" is made from a fat quarter bundle of Pam Kitty Picnic fabrics I won from the sweet Amy of nanaCompany a few months ago. The pattern is one of Oliver + S's free patterns I found on their website. The smallest size was 18 months (Evelyn won't be that old until October), but I haven't added the elastic to the back yet, so I can make it fit her when the time is right... I'm thinking it will be a nice top for 4th of July :) She'll just be livin' on a ruffle!


My favorite part of this sewing project is that the ruffles are cut on the bias, so you don't need to hem them traditionally. Just an easy topstitch along the edge is all you need - yay for less ironing!! Reading that part of the directions made me want to twist and ruffle right there beside my ironing board...

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Last but not least, here is my "Tote of Ruffles!" I love using reusable grocery totes, even though I've gotten out of practice of remembering them since moving back to SD... I hope this ruffli-fied tote will get me back in the mood of remembering!


More stash busting... the same denim and purple feedsacks from the clothespin pouch, plus some added blue feedsack fabric, a doily and some white/purple striped fabric for the lining. I made this pattern up by myself. This doily lended itself well to being attached... I just zigzaged along the two concentric circles, which leaves a fun ruffly edging! Yup, I'll be that cool mom in the grocery store with this unique tote ;) maybe I'll just have to do the Cupid Ruffle while grocery shopping! Put I promise not to shout out "Who let the ruffles out?!" That is not what a cool mom would do, ha! (Maybe I should just be glad that I have several years before I have to worry about Evelyn thinking about having a cool mom...)

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Thanks for stopping by! 
Now, take a sip of Ruffle Potion No. 9 and go enjoy the rest of these ruffling ladies! 








73 comments:

  1. Evelyn is one lucky girl...that dress is adorable! ;)

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  2. These are some lovely projects. The bag and baby dress is so adorable!

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  3. The dress is too cute. Little Evelyn will look adorable this summer. I am in love with your clothes pin bag and the picture of it is just gorgeous with the blue sky in the background. I just might have to make one of those bags for my pins :) Beautiful work.

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  4. Great recycling! Your pin bag and grocery tote are wonderful, but Evelyn's dress is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I really like that dress. It's super cute!

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  6. What fun projects…love the clothespin bag and the cute little dress and grocery tote!!!

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  7. I love your halter top, I actually had that on my list of ideas as well, same pattern! I simply love you idea of a fourth of July top so I will just have to make one from your inspiration, so thank you very much for sharing!

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  8. You have been very busy lady with all the wonderful ruffles. Your grocery tote is awesome, I love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

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  9. Wow! You rocked this blog hop with all those lovely projects!

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  10. Hey, your projects are just great!!!! You were very busy, and I especially like the clothespin bag, I have never enough of them, always hanging at the wrong place.... LOL
    Well done

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  11. Great pin pouch. Super cute little dress, and just love your grocery tote! Creatively fantastic that you used all recycled materials. Way to go!

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  12. Evelyn will be beautifully dressed, lucky girl. I really like the shopping bag as I always take my own bags too. Maybe I should make some pretty ones.

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  13. Absolutely Awesome ruffle projects. Love the pin bag. Wish I had room for clotheslines here just so I could make one. The dress is adorable. Love your tote.

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  14. Your projects are all wonderful, but I really adore that clothespin bag!

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  15. hello Heidi…you ruffled me in those stitches yes you did and you will see why…and the pin hamper..love that….ahhhh ruffles, sooo springy

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  16. Your clothespin bag is very cute as is that little dress...love them both!

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  17. What a cute clothespin bag! And that ruffly little dress is really adorable! What little girl wouldn't love it!!!
    The tote is a great idea, too!

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  18. Great projects! Love the ruffled sundress too. Little Evelyn will like it. Thanks for sharing all your neat creations!

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  19. just lovely!! I love little Evelyn's dress and that bag!!

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  20. Great projects! Your girl will look darling in that dress.

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  21. All great ideas but I especially like the clothes pin bag....think I need a new one

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  22. Well I loved them all! The clothespin bag is a great idea but the dress for your little one makes this Grandma smile. :) blessings, marlene

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  23. Beautiful projects! All your ruffles are amazing.

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  24. Such sweet projects those ruffles do make. I miss my clothes line, and remember just how many clothespin bags I used to make. None as great as your! :-)

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  25. Your tote for the grocery store is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your projects with us!

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  26. Your clothespin bag is adorable! I have been wanting to make one, but all the patterns I see use a regular clothes hangar, which can blow off of the clothesline. Yours, with the way it buttons on, won't blow off! How clever! I also have a stash of old dresser scarfs and embroidered doilies which would work perfectly. I can't wait to make it!

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  27. I love your projects. This clothes line bag would make me want to hang out more clothes. LOL ( I do hang out many of our clothes and enjoy the nice fresh smell.) I love Evelyn's top and know she will look darling in it, and the tote will add a flair as you go shopping. Great projects!

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  28. Ah, the ruffle dress is so cute! Such a wonderful idea for your little girl. Thank you for sharing. ~Shari

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  29. Your projects are all fabulous. My granddaughters would love that cute little dress. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  30. Great projects. I love the way you "dressed up" the simple clothes pin bag and that you included used materials for two of your projects. The little girl ruffled top is adorable! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  31. Your dress is adorable. Congratulations for being in top two today.

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  32. Very cute projects - love those old feedsack prints!

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  33. What great projects, your bag turned out super cute!

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  34. Love the clothespin bag, and the dress is very cute.

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  35. Hee hee, I have the Party Rock Anthem stuck in my head now, and feel the need to dance! I like the little dress you made for Evelyn, it's very cute and congrats on it making the wall of wow!
    ~Brandy

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  36. Cuteness galore!! Love them all...I have a real liking for clothes pin bags!! I have a few and I can't have a clothes line in our subdivision. Thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  37. Looks like you were having all kinds of fun with your ruffled items. Sweet! My favorite is the all set for 4th of July top.

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  38. Ahh, I wish I could hang my laundry outside again. it smells so fresh when you bring it in! Great job on all of your projects!

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  39. You've made some cool projects!!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  40. Hey! I didn't know cutting on the bias of a ruffle would keep you from having to hem!!!! What a great tip!!!
    Your project is adorable!!!!

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  41. Isn't it great that our little ones think we are cool? I figure enjoy it now (mine are 3 and 1) When they are 13 you might as well shout at the grocery store because you won't be cool no matter what!
    Love the ruffle dress. That will look gorgeous for the fourth of July

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  42. Wonderful ruffled projects ,I especially love the little dress , so cute!

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  43. I like the dress the best. I can see this would be the perfect dress for an Independence Day picnic. What color sandals? Maybe red. All your projects are cute--and I love that you could do so much from your stash and thrift store/garage sale finds, but that little dress is the cutest.

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  44. Love all three of your projects. The dress is so precious, but the clothes pin holder is my favorite. I really like your thrifty fabric finds. You are after my thrifty heart.

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  45. Great projects! I'm feeling all ruffled up! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  46. Now those are some fun ruffles! I like every one, and the doily on your bag is just perfect.

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  47. Heidi! I just love Evelyn's dress - it is so cute! All your projects were great! Thank you for sharing and the fun post!
    xo jan

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  48. Very wonderful projects. I like your repurposing of old items. Makes everything so unique. The ruffled purse is very cute. And those dresses are awesome! Can't wait until I can make some things like that for my granddaughter (who isn't quite 2 months old!)

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  49. I can remember helping (or hindering) my Grandma hang clothes on the line with her clothespin bag. I love yours! Such a cute ruffled dress/top. Ruffli-fied shopping will be all the rage with this uber cute bag. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  50. So sweet - your little dress. Looks like you had fun.

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  51. your projects are great. Thanks for sharing them

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  52. Never heard of using the bias for ruffles; I need to give that a try. Love that little dress - Evelyn can probably use the dress as a tunic top come summer '15. I, too, forget to take my grocery sacks though I'm getting better about it. That's a really cute one with all it's ruffles. Nothing better than a clothesline, I say, and you need a sweet bag for the pins!

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  53. Adorable goodies. Ruffles on a tote? Who would have thought! Just a great idea.

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  54. Cute clothespin bag. I'm really loving the dress for Evelyn. She could even wear it in cooler weather by wearing a t-shirt or turtleneck under it.

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  55. Something tells me you'll be a cool mom no matter! Love the clothes pin bag and the re-usable shopping bags. Cool little tip on the bias ruffles. Hadn't thought of that! Evelyn will look adorable in her new dress!

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  56. What fun ruffle projects! I just love the clothes pin bag, and the dress, just lovely.
    Well done.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  57. What a cool bunch of creating you have done!! Love the clothespin bag!! (my clothesline would love it too!)...but I love the Tote,,,,it is Awesome!!!

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  58. What cute projects you have made with ruffles. I especially like the dress.

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  59. Adorable projects. I love the pin bag, it's cut and functional.

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  60. I love your shopping bag! The dress will look sweet on your little girl. I wish it was spring so I could hang sheets out on the line, especially with a lovely ruffled pin bag like yours.

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  61. Love your projects especially the adorable dress. The clothespin bag is so cute. It would sure make me want to hang my clothes out to dry.

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  62. Oh, the clothes pin bag, love it! Makes me think of my Grandma. She liked to hang her clothes out on the line. I would love to live somewhere where I could have a line. When I do, I'll have to make me a bag. Might just do it anyway, lol

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  63. Love all the projects, but the clothes pin bag is definitely way cool.. Loved em and as always, great to see you again.

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  64. Oh how very fun your post is!! Who let the Ruffles out!!! heeheehee thank you so much for sharing all of your projects .... great job!

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  65. I love your ruffly projects. Little girls in ruffles are (is?) one of those things that is just meant to be. Combining ruffles, denims, embroidery -- really like your approach. And working just from your stash -- great. Maybe if I made a few fancy grocery bags for myself, I'd remember to carry them into the grocery store. Usually I go to the store intending to pick up just a few things and end up with lots. After a couple of price checks and sending the carry out boy back for the item that is on sale, not the one I picked up, I just can't bring myself to ask the checkout clerk to wait just a minute while I run out to my van and get my bags when I am already avoiding the eye of the person behind me in line! Oh well, I hope they start charging for bags as an added incentive to remember. And . . . last but not least, I love the scent and feel of laundry that has been dried on a clothes line. Nothing like crawling into bed with sheets that have been dried outside.

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  66. I love that clothesline bag but that little girls dress is adorable.

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  67. What a great selection of Ruffle projects:) this blog hop is such fun:)

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  68. I liked the pin bag the moment I saw it....until I saw the tote of ruffles. THAT is so adorable. I also liked the halter, but I have no little girl to sew on for, so I will have to think about trying your other 2 ideas. Great post.

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  69. The pin clothes bag is adorable. Even though I don't have a clothesline, I want one. We bought this house the same year my in-laws had a new home built (1979). My mother-in-law insisted on having a clothesline, small, yet a clothesline put in the backyard. I remember her telling her husband how to hang things on the clothesline. They were married six weeks shy of 50 years when he died and she always told him how to hang things on the line. That's just the way they operated. The dress is going to be perfect for Evelyn for the 4th of July. My children always wore the same size as their age. Most children do not - but mine did - or smaller. I had the smallest children in the nursery, except for the preemies. Most people expected they might be large because their daddy is 6'7", but no my son was very short for ages and ages. When he got his driver's license, people would say, "Please tell me he's not old enough to have his permit." I'd tell them not only was he old enough to have his permit, he had his license and I didn't have to be in the car with him, we just happened to be out together. I think they thought I was fibbing. He was a shorty for a long time and got lots of kidding. My children are a little over 2 years apart and many people thought they were twins. She is going to be styling in that adorable dress. She is blessed to have a mommy who sews for her. The grocery tote is great, too! Thanks for participating in the hop and being a great, great inspiration.

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  70. Congratulations on the wallI love you prjects!

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