Sewing Tutorials in Sew It All magazine

Check out Sew It All magazine this month, Taradara is in it with 2 sewing tutorials

The day has finally come where I can say that "I'm published in a magazine"!  I wrote 2 sewing tutorials in Sew It All magazine ready to hit newsstands any day now.  What an exciting moment to open up a magazine and see your products and tutorial right there! They recently had me as a guest on Sew It All TV, the episode is 501, and I'm not sure it has come out yet.  PBS is the station is airs on, but in the meantime you can read about my day there in the Sew It All studio. Here's the Sew It All magazine cover {so you know what to look for}... The first sewing tutorial is my card holders ... I love how they titled it 'Card Shark'!!  Given that I was *this* close to going on Shark … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss!

dr seuss iphone cover

Pin It I don't think I ever remember a time where Dr Seuss wasn't in my life.  I grew up having his stories read to me as a child.  My college professor read 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' to our class when we neared graduation. I bought 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' for my boyfriend {now my husband} while he was in college.  A pendent that reads 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' hangs around my neck daily.  I've read Dr Seuss books to our boys for years now, too.  I wrote a cute post last summer about 'Oh, The Places You'll Go', you should read it {here}. We love The Grinch, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish, Two Fish, Thing One and Thing Two ... we love it all!  How lucky are we to have such an … [Read more...]

Blog Conference ~ SITS Girls know how to put on a show

Bloggy Bootcamp

Blogging   I'm going to start off by saying that if you are EVER thinking of attending or trying to decide on a blogging conference to help you along with your blog, Bloggy Bootcamp is the one you should invest in.  It's one day.  It's affordable.  It's jam packed with USEFUL information.  There is a ton of networking! The calibre of the speakers at the Denver Bloggy Bootcamp was second to none!  I truly mean this.  Check out this line up: Amy Bradley Hole from Be Better Jillian Tohber Leslie from Catch My Party Aimee Giese from Giese Media Danielle Liss from Kitten-a-Go-Go Fiona Bryan from Bantering Blonde Barb Likos from Chaotic Communications Kathy Bouska from Mama's Losin … [Read more...]

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! And a GIVEAWAY

baby pic

I'M 29 TODAY!!!!!!!! AGAIN! I think I've 29 for about 9 years or so, and I'm okay with that ;) It's really hard to believe that I'm having the birthday that I am.  I don't feel that old.  I wonder a lot to myself about how someone of my age is supposed to act?  I often think I don't act my age.  I don't look my age.  I don't feel my age.  Age is only a number. Actually, sometimes, my body DOES feel my age ... just to remind me that I am NOT actually 29 anymore. {I really don't like it when it 'reminds' me of that cause it hurts} ************ You wanna see some cute pictures that take me WAY back? In the hospital 3 months old Okay, so this is my 3rd Birthday. You might be wondering … [Read more...]

Fabric Feature Friday ~ Etsy Shop

etsy card holder

Oh, there's been a LOT new in the shop this week!!  I've been a busy busy gal!There's a Discount Code, did ya hear?!  BRACELET for 15% offgoes till tomorrow, then there's a little something starting on Sunday{see at the end of the post} ************** I announced a new product line on Wednesday Taradara's Funky Bracelets! I'm SEW excited to have these released to you!!!Here are a few:Buy it hereDon't let this one slip by, get it here   Here are a few other pretties listed during the week for your viewing pleasure...I brought the popular Card Holders back in to the shop as well!I had sold out and just made a bunch more! Great fabrics on this one!  Almost want to make one for … [Read more...]

What we did this weekend … I went to Creative Estates!!!

And, boy was it GREAT! I made so many connections and met a LOT of my twitter friends.  It's so nice to put personalities to faces and tweets and blogs.  I can now hear their actual voice while I read their tweets or their blog posts.  It's so wonderful to have that!  Now the square screen that sits on my cherry wood desk is not just a screen with virtual friends gracing it, it's a screen that now holds tangible friendships I've established this past weekend. There are so many things I want to tell you about my experience at Creative Estates.... so I will .... As some of you may know, I made 175 card holders for this conference to be put in the swag bags that was given to every attendee … [Read more...]

Fabric Feature Friday!!!

Wow!  It's here already!!! Earlier this week, I introduced the Dr Seuss iPad and Kindle/Nook covers {I couldn't wait, I was just so excited to release them!!!} Read about it here.... Here's a pic of one of the iPad covers, in case you missed it.... You can purchase it here {SOLD}   But I have been working on some new looks for some Card Holders as well... Take a peek.... You can pick up this fun one here Or how about this one.... Purple and black!!!  So awesome! You can purchase it here   Or maybe you like the look of yellow and black?  hmmm? Buy it here   These little card holders are so great for: ~ throwing all your rewards cards in ~ a mini wallet ~ putting all … [Read more...]

Fabric Piece Friday

So, I've been a sewing fool these last few weeks and it sure feels good to be sooooo productive!!!! Here's a few Card holders I've just added to my Etsy Store:: Polka dots and Batiks!!! Amy Butler anyone? Batik explosion! Moda Fabrics ... yum!!!   My Big Cartel store is FULL of greatness as well!!! Here are some pretties.... A fun and VIBRANT  wallet!!!! Here's the back!! A colorful Brag Book {the 4x6 album is INCLUDED!!} And don't forget the freshly launched CUP COZY!!! Enjoy!  Happy Weekend!!!! xo Tara … [Read more...]

Big Cartel store stocked up!!!

My Big Cartel store is full to the brim!  Need to make some room! I've been a busy little sewer in the last while!  It's been great because the kids have been in bed by no later than 7:30pm every night this week, so I've had TIME to get things done! It's been a lot of fun coming up with new creations and fabric pairings!  You should see my studio ... there's every kind of fabric strewn from one end to the other!  I now close the door :) I'm going to be doing some giveaways in the future, so stay tuned! xo ~ Tara … [Read more...]