Acorn Valley Blog Tour // Day 10

Friday, July 22, 2016


The final day of the Acorn Valley Blog Tour has arrived! I for one am sad to see it end. We've seen so many creative makes!!


It wasn't scheduled, but I hoped on the tour one last time! Come visit Sweeter Than Cupcakes for this Maya outfit perfect for back to school.


We also have a great post with a tutorial for a knit throw from Amy at Ameroonie Designs.

Be sure you have entered to win the free fabric and taken advantage of the pattern sale, because today is the final day!!! Head back to these stops on the tour if you missed any of the inspiration!!

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid
Wednesday 7/13: Beri Bee Design & Falafel and the Bee
Friday 7/15: Coral & Co. & Pear Berry Lane
Monday 7/18: Sweet KM & 2 Little Hooligans
Thursday 7/21: Flamingo Toes & Quilting Gallery
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

Coupon code AcornValley2016 gets 25% off your entire purchase in the Modkid Etsy Store. Valid July 11th through July 22nd at midnight EST.

Acorn Valley Blog Tour // Day 9

Thursday, July 21, 2016



Beverly of Flamingo Toes created an amazing flannel quilt. She said this quilt is already a family favorite and I can see why!!


Michele of Quilting Galley has another fun tutorial for us. Such a great idea for home or taking to camp!

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid
Wednesday 7/13: Beri Bee Design & Falafel and the Bee
Friday 7/15: Coral & Co. & Pear Berry Lane
Monday 7/18: Sweet KM & 2 Little Hooligans
Thursday 7/21: Flamingo Toes & Quilting Gallery
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

Acorn Valley Blog Tour // Day 8

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


It's hump day, and that means only 3 more days of the Acorn Valley Blog Tour. Be sure to visit today's bloggers and enter to win a 1 yard set of Acorn Valley flannels!


Maggie of Smashed Peas and Carrots created what must be the softest Travel Art Folio with Acorn Valley flannels.


This super cozy flannel quilt courtesy of the Gingham Girls looks perfect for chilly fall evenings. 

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid
Wednesday 7/13: Beri Bee Design & Falafel and the Bee
Friday 7/15: Coral & Co. & Pear Berry Lane
Monday 7/18: Sweet KM & 2 Little Hooligans
Thursday 7/21: Flamingo Toes & Quilting Gallery
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

Acorn Valley Blog Tour // Day 7

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Today, we are making a shift from all of the knits to some flannel projects. Enjoy!


Sue is sharing a fun flannel project created completely with an embroidery machine over at Sue O'Very Designs.



Debby has us ready for fall with this cozy flannel scarf. See more at Highered Hands

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

Acorn Valley Blog Tour // Day 6

Monday, July 18, 2016


We are getting your Monday started off right with more of our Acorn Valley Blog Tour inspiration! As a reminder the tour features Patty Young's latest fabric line with Riley Blake that she introduced here. Take a looks at today's makes!


These two modified Hailey Dresses by Christina at 2 Little Hooligans are simple but oh so sweet in the Flutter fabrics.


Kristi of Sweet KM self drafted a tank style top and tiered dress for her stop on the tour. The result is simply perfect. 

Remember to enter to win the set of flannel fabrics when you visit these bloggers. This week promises to include many more ideas and combinations including more of the flannel fabrics. Stay tuned!!

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

Acorn Valley Blog Tour // Day 5

Friday, July 15, 2016


I love it when two creative minds think alike, but with different results! On Wednesday, we had two bloggers feature the same pattern, and today, we have two bloggers featuring the same fabric pairing. Each puts their own spin on a beautiful creation.


Using the Modkid Laguna and Perfect Leggings patterns, Cassy of Pear Berry Lane made some stand out separates. But, this isn't all she created. Visit her blog for 2 additional looks!!


Shelly from Coral & Co. created a comfy and stylish dress with one of the Modkid paper patterns, the Penny

It's Friday! That means we are halfway through the Acorn Valley Blog tour. The good news is we will have plenty more inspiration next week! We'll also be featuring more than just clothing items from some of our bloggers. Stay tuned!!

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

Acorn Valley Blog Tour // Day 4

Thursday, July 14, 2016


We can't get over the beautiful makes so far on the tour!! Today's bloggers are keeping the trend going!


First up is Eleri at Sew & Tell Project. The back of her Lexi dress is perfection!


Then, Michelle of Handmade Martini is going to wow you with her take on the Abigail pattern.

We haven't even reached the halfway point on the Acorn Valley Blog Tour! Be sure to come back for more, and check out the previous posts if you haven't!

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

Acorn Valley Blog Tour // Day 3

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Welcome to Day 3 of the Acorn Valley Blog Tour! We have a special treat today with two Melanie Dresses. There is a reason this is everyone's favorite pattern!


Michelle is sharing this fantastic Melanie dress featuring those adorable foxes in cream. Check it all out at Falafel and the Bee



Then, head over to Beri Bee Designs for more Melanie inspiration with the Acorn Valley Main print in green. 

Be sure you enter the giveaway while you are there! Follow along with the rest of the tour here:

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

Acorn Valley Blog Tour // Day 2

Tuesday, July 12, 2016





Next up on the Acorn Valley is That's Sew Kari. Not only are the fabrics fun and playful, but so are the adorable girls!!


Then, head over to Sweeter Than Cupcakes for a foxy little outfit. Be sure you enter the giveaway while you are there!

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

Introducing: Acorn Valley

Monday, July 11, 2016

Welcome to the Acorn Valley Blog Tour! See the end of this post for the entire blog tour schedule and info on giveaways and special coupon codes.


Acorn Valley is my second fabric collection with Riley Blake Fabrics and to say I am in love with this line is an understatement. Autumn is my favorite season of the year and I started drawing the characters for this collection at the beginning of last Fall. The warm Summer air was starting to be replaced with a crisp, cool Winter breeze. Orange and brown leaves covered the sidewalks, and the scent of cinnamon and pumpkin permeated the air. As I watched the fluffy squirrels chasing each other in my backyard, I started imagining a community of forest friends... colorful birds, friendly foxes, fluttery butterflies, amidst a blanket of bright colored mushrooms and flowers. Acorn Valley was born!

This collection is printed in glorious knits...

Super soft flannels...


And gorgeous double gauze...



I am even obsessed with this adorable selvage art! How cute is this??



The first print I designed in the collection was the main print, which I titled Fox Hollow. Here you see all the little characters that came to life in my head... Mr. Fox being the main protagonist, with Mr. Squirrel and the sweet butterflies as supporting actors. This print comes in 3 colorways and it is available in knit and flannel.


The knit is perfect for bike shorts, like the ones Sydney's wearing below, available as part of my Perfect Leggings pattern.


From the main print, I pulled the playful butterflies into a print of their own called Flutter. These glorious butterflies come in 3 color ways, as shown below, and all 3 of them are available in knit, flannel AND double gauze! WOOHOO!!!


The knit and flannel are both perfect for PJ shorts (left) or pants. And the double gauze can be used for anything from Frilly Sarongs (center) to Handkerchief Skirts (right), both projects found in my newest book, Patternless Sewing MOD Style.


Also from the main print, I pulled a cute little retro flower into a tiny repeat print that is perfect for ruffles, borders or anything your heart desires! This print, titled Bloom Dot, is available in 3 color ways in knit and flannel.


On the left, Sydney is wearing a top from my Laguna PDF Pattern, made with Bloom Dot knit. On the right, Sophie is wearing a pair of Flannel Shorts made with Bloom Dot Flannel.


One of my favorite prints from this collection is this very retro-inspired wavy pattern, titled Leafy Chevron. This one only comes in knit in the two colorways shown below.


I made myself a Shirred Sundress (left), another project from my book, Patternless Sewing MOD Style. And Sydney is wearing a pair of ruched leggings from my Perfect Leggings PDF pattern.


And last, but certainly not least, is this adorable print I titled, The Forest. It features trees, playful birds and our familiar friend Mr. Squirrel with his collection of acorns. This print comes in 3 colorways and it's available in knit and flannel as shown below.


I made myself a pair of PJ shorts in the Brown colorway, and Sydney is wearing a sweet tank top from my Laguna Summer Tops PDF pattern.


I hope you have enjoyed this tour of Acorn Valley, and I hope it inspired you to create something beautiful with these fabrics.

Follow along wth the tour to see what our friends have been sewing with Acorn Valley:

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid
Wednesday 7/13: Beri Bee Design & Falafel and the Bee
Friday 7/15: Coral & Co. & Pear Berry Lane
Monday 7/18: Sweet KM & 2 Little Hooligans
Thursday 7/21: Flamingo Toes & Quilting Gallery
Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

I am also giving away a stack of Acorn Valley Flannels to one lucky winner! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. 


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We hope you are inspired!! We're having a sale to get you sewing! Coupon code AcornValley2016 gets 25% off your entire purchase in the Modkid Etsy Store. Valid July 11th through July 22nd at midnight EST.

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