Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday Sale on Patterns and Book at The Cottage Mama!

Just wanted to let you know that there is a Black Friday Sale going on over on The Cottage Mama Shop website and The Cottage Mama Etsy Shop. 30% off ALL Patterns (including the new ones) and the book, Sew Classic Clothes for Girls!  The sale will run through Monday and there won’t be another one for quite awhile. So grab your patterns and use the code blackfriday2015 at checkout!

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Happy Sewing!

Strawberry, Rhubarb, Cream Cheese and Thyme Mini Hand Pies

Strawberry, Rhubarb, Cream Cheese and Thyme Mini Hand Pies Recipe from The Cottage Mama. SO delicious!

I love pie. Any kind of pie, really. So I figure others must feel the same. I created these simple Strawberry, Rhubarb, Cream Cheese and Thyme Mini Hand Pies for the Holiday Ornament Exchange I recently hosted. These were so easy and there are so many ways to change these up........different jams, different cheese, different herb. These really are so tasty! Give them a try, you won't be sorry! … continue reading

How to Host a Holiday Ornament Exchange

How to Host a Holiday Ornament Exchange Party. Check out these three different party ideas from The Cottage Mama.

This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. All ideas, suggestions and opinions are 100% mine. The holiday season is upon on us and it's time to gather up your girlfriends and celebrate this wonderful time of year! Sure you could invite your best gal pals over for a cocktail party, brunch or cookie exchange, but why not try something new this year? This year, change it up and host a holiday ornament exchange. It's a great way to get everyone together to celebrate the season and add a little fun and excitement to your holiday gathering. Don't have a … continue reading

New Patterns: Savannah Dress & Josie Mae Bonnet

New Patterns from The Cottage Mama!

I excited to announce the release of two new patterns from The Cottage Mama! … continue reading

Puppy Dog Stuffed Animal Pattern

Free Puppy Dog Pattern from The Cottage Mama.

This Puppy Dog Stuffed Animal Pattern post is sponsored by the lovely folks at Cost Plus World Market. My kids are getting a little bit older and I feel like every year the holidays have gotten a busier and busier. Maybe it's because we keep adding new children into the mix, but nevertheless, I thought it would be good to do something this year to help us slow down and think about the true meaning of this holiday season. It's important to me to teach my children to help others that may be less fortunate and to teach them to be grateful for the lives they … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay Sewing Video: Bias Binding

Lessons with Lindsay Sewing Video: Bias Binding

It's that time again! Time for another "Lessons with Lindsay" video. Today we are going to be discussing all things bias binding. … continue reading

Lessons with Lindsay Sewing Video: Hemming a Lined A-Line Dress

How to Hem a Lined A-Line Dress by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama. Great how-to video.....perfect for visual learners!

Today's Lesson with Lindsay Sewing Video is one I'm very excited to share with you! In this video you will learn my technique for how to hem a lined A-line dress. If you've never tried hemming your garments this way, I'm pretty sure this will be your go-to technique from this point forward. This step is a little tricky for some folks when following my patterns, so I'm thrilled to be able to share this video with you all. This is a video that you don't want to miss! … continue reading

Josephine Mae Turns One

Josephine Mae Turns 1 year old.

Dear Josephine, Is it really true? My last baby, Josephine Mae, is officially one year old today. How can this possibly be? It truly seems like just yesterday that you became part of our family and yet, it feels like you've been a part of us forever. Today, on your first birthday, there are a few things I would like to remember about my sweet Josie Mae....... … continue reading