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2nd Birthday Celebration & Blog Tour {Day 6}

It’s the final day of my 2nd Birthday Celebration & Blog Tour! My patterns are still on sale—all 20% off—through next week. Today I have 2 new friends sharing the bags they made from my patterns. Both bags are quick and easy—perfect for gift giving!

Radiant Home Studio Birthday Celebration | Radiant Home Studio

Courtney blogs at The Wholesome Mama. Courtney and I are part of the same creative blogging group. She sews clothes for her children and for herself, among other things. Her recent outfit posts are my favorite! She perfectly combines practicality and style, putting together outfits that are great for moms of littles.

Courtney sewed a Fairport Pouch with a zipper closure to use as a make-up bag. It’s just the right size to toss into a bigger tote bag to keep the small things organized. Check out her post and her lovely photos!

Fairport Pouch with Zipper | The Wholesome Mama | Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour

Melissa, from Rebel & Malice, has an eclectic modern style. She’s a mom to 5, full of creative ideas, and a regular participant in blog tours. She has a great collection of kids clothing ideas and pattern reviews in her archives. You’ll find some neat kid project ideas on her tutorials page.

Melissa made a fun Fold Over Tote Bag from one of my Tote Bag upgrade tutorials. She used an old promotional tote bag to make this cute bag that she can actually use. Check out her post for more details and her review of the tutorial!

Rebel & Malice | Fold Over Tote Bag | Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour

Thank you to all of my blogging friends that joined in my celebration! And to my readers for supporting and encouraging the creative work I share here. I do appreciate all of you!

Radiant Home Studio 2nd Birthday Celebration:

Monday, Nov. 30th Radiant Home Studio || Skirt Fixation || Felt With Love Designs

Tuesday, Dec. 1st A Happy Stitch || Sew Happily Ever After

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd Sew Very || Swoodson Says || Vicky Myers Creations || Call Ajaire

Thursday, Dec. 3rd Happy Okapi || House of Estrela || Molly and Mama

Friday, Dec. 4th Hugs Are Fun || Sew DIY || Made By Sara

Saturday, Dec. 5th Rebel and Malice || The Wholesome Mama

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for On the Go Bags (through 12/15) and watch for another giveaway beginning next Wed! Patterns are still on sale through Friday 12/11.

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2nd Birthday Celebration & Blog Tour {Day 5}

Today I have friends sharing a Retro Rucksack, a Highland Avenue House, and a Fairport Pouch for my 2nd Birthday Celebration & Blog Tour! I hope you are enjoying the creativity and unique twists these ladies are adding to the patterns each day. So many great ideas!

Radiant Home Studio Birthday Celebration | Radiant Home Studio

Beth blogs at SewDIY. I discovered her Instagram feed a few months ago and I love her minimalist style. Beth has a pattern shop with a couple of great basic casual patterns for ladies. She works as an art director and graphic designer during the day, so her patterns look very professional! You’ll also want to browse her posts for some great make-it-yourself style ideas!

Beth is sharing a Retro Rucksack. The denim and natural webbing suits her minimal aesthetic perfectly. The topstitching details are fabulous! You’ll definitely want to see the whole bag—she even photographed the inside for you!

SEWDIY | Denim Retro Rucksack | Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour

Next, Rebecca from Hugs Are Fun, is sharing her Highland Avenue House. Rebecca’s blog is focused on modern cross stitch and embroidery, but she also experiments with lots of other sewing and craft projects. There is a lot of crafty inspiration on her blog, plus she has a large selection of modern cross stitch patterns available in her shop.

Rebecca modified the Highland Avenue House windows by making them into pockets! Not only did she create a fun place to store the kids’ little friends, she also used up some scraps! Read more about her modifications on her blog…

Highland Avenue House with Pockets by Hugs Are Fun | Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour

Sara, from Made by Sara, participated in my Retro Rucksack blog tour last year. We’ve stayed in contact this year and I appreciate her positive and creative contributions to the sewing community. Sara lives in Spain and sometimes takes her photos at the local castle. (Seriously…how fun is that?) She mainly sews for her children and occasionally for herself. She is very involved in the online sewing community, regularly participates in blog tours, and also works with UpCraft Club.

Sara made a beautiful Fairport Pouch with with a snap tab and wrist strap. Her fabric choices are lovely, and her photos of the details are really helpful. Head over to her blog to see more of the pouch and look around at her other projects and pattern reviews!

Made By Sara | Fairport Purse & Pouch | Radiant Home Studio

Follow along for more sewing inspiration and project ideas!

Radiant Home Studio 2nd Birthday Celebration:

Monday, Nov. 30th
Radiant Home Studio || Skirt Fixation || Felt With Love Designs
Tuesday, Dec. 1st
A Happy Stitch || Sew Happily Ever After
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd
Sew Very || Swoodson Says || Vicky Myers Creations || Call Ajaire
Thursday, Dec. 3rd
Happy Okapi || House of Estrela || Molly and Mama
Friday, Dec. 4th
Hugs Are Fun || Sew DIY || Made By Sara
Saturday, Dec. 5th
Rebel and Malice || The Wholesome Mama

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2nd Birthday Celebration & Blog Tour {Day 4}

I hope you are finding lots of creative inspiration from my 2nd Birthday Celebration & Blog Tour guests this week! As I’m writing the introductions for these ladies each day, I’ve enjoyed looking through their projects and posts. So many things to sew and not enough time!

Radiant Home Studio Birthday Celebration | Radiant Home Studio

Lauren blogs at Molly and Mama. She has a beautiful vintage-inspired, feminine style. Lauren has some felt craft and embroidery patterns available in her shop, plus lots a free tutorials. Her most recent posts are cute felt Christmas ornaments that would make great gifts.

Lauren used my Mini Highland House pattern to make this sweet little house softie. Check out her post and her gorgeous photos!

Pink Highland House | Molly and Mama | Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour

Reece is a fellow bag lover! She makes and sells amazing bags and accessories at The Happy Okapi. If you are searching for handmade gifts and aren’t ready to tackle bag-making, you’ll definitely want to check out her shop. On her blog, you’ll find lots of great bag pattern reviews too!

Today Reece is sharing her Water Bottle Tote craft organizer. Here’s a peek at the inside, and you can see the front of the bag and how she’s using it to organize her supplies on her blog…

Water Bottle Tote | Happy Okapi | Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour

And Magda, from House of Estrela, made a Retro Rucksack. Magda sews a variety of things, including clothes for herself and her children, along with home accessories. She also enjoys refashioning and upcycling clothes. Magda also writes in English and Portuguese.

Magda is sharing this fun Retro Rucksack. Look at that corduroy! You can read her review and check out the details on her blog.

Retro Rucksack | House of Estrela | Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour

Follow along for more sewing inspiration and project ideas!

Radiant Home Studio 2nd Birthday Celebration:

Monday, Nov. 30th
Radiant Home Studio || Skirt Fixation || Felt With Love Designs
Tuesday, Dec. 1st
A Happy Stitch || Sew Happily Ever After
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd
Sew Very || Swoodson Says || Vicky Myers Creations || Call Ajaire
Thursday, Dec. 3rd
Happy Okapi || House of Estrela || Molly and Mama
Friday, Dec. 4th
Hugs Are Fun || Sew DIY || Made By Sara
Saturday, Dec. 5th
Rebel and Malice || The Wholesome Mama

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2nd Birthday Celebration & Blog Tour {Day 3}

It’s Day 3 of my 2nd Birthday Celebration & Blog Tour. Don’t forget that all of my patterns are on sale this week. I’m excited to share these projects with you today!

Radiant Home Studio Birthday Celebration | Radiant Home Studio

Veronica blogs at SewVery. We met online while participating in the Perfect Pattern Parcel blog tours and are both part of the Betz White Sewing Collective this year. Veronica sews lots of bags (including my Water Bottle Tote and Retro Rucksack…), as well as clothes for her children and home projects. She has a fun modern style and has just released her first pattern—the Sunny Dress & Top—for little girls.

I am especially thankful that Veronica recommended me as a contributor to On The Go Bags last yearThe book is now available and we’ll both be posting more about it (plus giving away a copy!) this week!

Here’s a detail from Veronica’s Fairport Pouch. I love this knotted handle. Head over to her blog to see the whole bag and read more about the pattern!

Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour | Sew Very | Fairport Purse & Pouch | Radiant Home Studio

Stephanie blogs at Swoodson Says. Stephanie invited me to join her Facebook group for creative bloggers last year. I can’t tell you how helpful it is to be part of a supportive group that happily shares information and resources. I’m thankful that Stephanie keeps the group positive and encouraging.

Swoodson Says is filled with creative sewing & craft ideas, with a focus on making things with and for the kids. Stephanie also has several creative play patterns that would make great gifts! Head over to her blog to see the playful modifications she made to the Highland Avenue House. It has a door that opens and closes, with cute little surprises for the kids to find!

Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour | Highland Avenue House by Swoodson Says

Vicky used one of my free tutorials to make a quilted sketch book cover. She upcycled some old shirts to make this manly version. Such a great way to give the shirts new life! Vicky blogs at Vicky Myers Creations, where she shares her love of repurposing and recycling fabrics to make beautiful things. She also has an Etsy shop with cute bags and organizers made from repurposed fabrics. Visit Vicky’s blog to find out more about her sketchbook cover project.

Quilted Notebook Cover | Vicky Myers Creations | Radiant Home Studio

Ajaire shares her projects and patterns at Call Ajaire. I think I first met Ajaire through our participation in the Perfect Pattern Parcel blog tours. You may have seen her popular monthly mash-up posts where sewing bloggers share ideas for mixing & combining patterns. She also has a pattern shop with some cute kids clothes, including her new Paneled Sunsuit pattern.

Ajaire made 2 Coastal Totes as gifts for her friends! If you’ve been intimidated by the rope handles on this pattern, you’ll definitely want to see how Ajaire made it work with regular strap webbing.

Call Ajaire | Coastal Tote Bag | Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour

Radiant Home Studio 2nd Birthday Celebration:

Monday, Nov. 30th
Radiant Home Studio || Skirt Fixation || Felt With Love Designs
Tuesday, Dec. 1st
A Happy Stitch || Sew Happily Ever After
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd
Sew Very || Swoodson Says || Vicky Myers Creations || Call Ajaire
Thursday, Dec. 3rd
Happy Okapi || House of Estrela || Molly and Mama
Friday, Dec. 4th
Hugs Are Fun || Sew DIY || Made By Sara
Saturday, Dec. 5th
Rebel and Malice || The Wholesome Mama

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2nd Birthday Celebration & Blog Tour {Day 2}

It’s Day 2 of my 2nd Birthday Celebration & Blog Tour. Yesterday I shared projects from two of my blogging friends. Today I have 2 more projects to share with you! This is my favorite part about designing patterns. Each project reflects the unique style and creativity of the maker. I love seeing the variety!

Radiant Home Studio Birthday Celebration | Radiant Home Studio

I have been following Melissa from A Happy Stitch for a couple of years. This year we got the chance to interact more with each other as part of the Betz White Sewing Collective. Melissa makes everything from dresses to bags and home decor items. And she has a few patterns available and plenty of free tutorials and tips on her blog. Her photos are always clean and bright, with modern style. After I wrote this little intro, Melissa wrote to tell me that her children had picked out the fabric themselves and it was pretty tacky. I assured her all the sewing moms understand! Tacky fabric = happy kids. You can’t argue with the giant smiles on their faces!

Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour | Highland Avenue House | A Happy Stitch | Radiant Home Studio

Linda blogs at Sew Happily Ever After. She’s a homeschool mom that enjoys sewing bags and items for her kids. You’ll find lots of project inspiration and tutorials on her blog as well. Linda used the Water Bottle Tote pattern to make a craft organizer. Her post explains the simple changes she made to the pattern if you want to make your own organizer!

Radiant Home Studio Blog Tour | Water Bottle Tote Craft Organizer | Sew Happily Ever After | Radiant Home Studio

Here’s the blog tour schedule if you’d like to follow along!

Radiant Home Studio 2nd Birthday Celebration:

Monday, Nov. 30th
Radiant Home Studio || Skirt Fixation || Felt With Love Designs
Tuesday, Dec. 1st
A Happy Stitch || Sew Happily Ever After
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd
Sew Very || Swoodson Says || Vicky Myers Creations || Call Ajaire
Thursday, Dec. 3rd
Happy Okapi || House of Estrela || Molly and Mama
Friday, Dec. 4th
Hugs Are Fun || Sew DIY || Made By Sara
Saturday, Dec. 5th
Rebel and Malice || The Wholesome Mama