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Flashback to February

Hey Loves!

I hope you enjoyed February.  It was a short month that is usually packed full. Every month for me is packed but I seem to make it work!

Here's what I made in February:

Baby Shower Dress
This one was special. This was for my nephew and his girlfriend's baby shower.  I purchased this pretty blue fabric from Fabricmart. The body of the dress is lined in a royal blue scrap from a dress for his mom. I used the Wiggle Dress pattern from Patterns for Pirates.  She looked gorgeous. We really enjoyed the shower. 

Valentine's Cards
My Cricut Explore Air 2 is becoming a good friend. We made some super cute candyless (I think I just made up a word.) Valentine's for my littles classmates...35 to be exact!  

Junior Beta Club T-Shirts
Hubby and I knocked out 17 of these shirts!  I love working work him. We have very different ways of doing things but we get it done!  I always use ShirtSpace for bulk t-shirt orders.  The prices and service are great. For the vinyl, I used Heat Transfer Warehouse for the first time. The prices beat my discounts at local craft stores, the quality was good, and the shipping was quick.

HBCU Day Polo
My son's school celebrated Black History Month with a spirit week. For HBCU day, I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to customize a Wal-Mart polo to represent my alma mater, The Alabama State University!  He looks great in that black and gold. 

Quick Dress for ME
I made this dress to wear to a funeral. I wanted to look cute but feel comfy. I used Simplicity 8982 View A and knit fabric from Wal-Mart (2 for $2 bundle. Check out my pattern review here.
Here's how I styled it.

I hope you've had a great March so far. I'll be back in April to share my March fun!

Until next time, Smooches!


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