500 Followers!

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I came home today to find this wonderful surprise waiting for me! My blog officially has 500 followers! I want to give all of you a big thank you for following me and my blog in this journey. Since I have so many new followers, I’m going to refresh the new-comers (welcome!) with a bit about me.

My name is Abigail, most people call me Abi, and I’m thirteen years old. I started my blog to share my passions with the world–sewing, beauty, yoga, healthy living, fashion, and so much more! You’ll find a variety of topics on my blog, with a bit of a quirky writing style. I live with my family & dog, and have a love for mango strips and nature.

I know I’ve already said it, but life is short y’all, and we need to say thank you as much as possible. So: thank you. Thank you for commenting, liking, following, or doing all of the above. It makes my day. And, thank you for just being here, for taking the time to read my posts in the first place. I’m so glad you’re here! ❤

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Blogger Recognition Award

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I would like to give a big thank you to Ivana for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award, I’m so honored! ❤ Let’s get right into it, shall we?

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1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award.

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

I started my blog in 2013, and I remember sitting in my dining room coming up with different names for my blog. My mom suggested, “How about the freckled fashionista?” My freckles have mostly faded away, but the name still sticks, and I love it. At first, I posted about all sorts of random things, but over the past few years as I’ve gotten older, my blog has shaped into something I’m super proud of, and it continues to grow every day.  I now post about all sorts of things that interest me, from sewing and fashion, to lifestyle, beauty, and more.

My first piece of advice to new bloggers would be to stay true to yourself! Find what sets you apart from other blogs, because that’s what will make people follow your blog and come back to it. My second piece of advice would be to just keep posting, no matter what. Don’t give up. The more you post, the more your blog is “out there”. Eventually, all your hard work will pay off!

Here are the bloggers that I’m nominating! It was hard, because I love so many different blogs.

SewChic

SewRedy

Captain Charley

StyledByMcKenz

PinkSundays

Rachael Barbs

Kellyn Roth

Bellechoice

Life as Daisy

Letthesewingbegin

BeaFree

Rynn

Amanda Bella

Beauty By Britanie

Yvonne Lindie

Thank you, all of you, for following my blog & following me in this journey!

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#stitchingsanta2016–What I Received

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! I’m posting this late, but it was so much fun participating in #stitchingsanta2016. If you would like to see the gifts that I gave, check out this link! My package unfortunately came a bit late, so I wasn’t able to open it on Christmas, but I adore everything that I received.

Look at these goodies!

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The lady that had me, Mel, clearly knows me well. The theme of this was quilting–she saw on my blog that I want to learn how to quilt. She included all this gorgeous fabric for a quilt!

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She also got a quilt block for me to use. I don’t have one of these, so this is perfect! Thank you!

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There are a few magazines and quilting books–these look so interesting. I can’t wait to sit down and read them all! Mel marked a pattern in one of the magazines that she thought would be a great beginner pattern. I’m excited to try it out!

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Lastly, she sewed this beautiful zippered pouch. It’s so well made, I love it!

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Mel, thank you so very much for all of my presents. I truly love everything. I hope you all have a fantastic New Year, and look for a post from me soon!

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What’s New & Christmas Updates

Wow, time flies. It really does. The last time I posted was Thanksgiving, and here we are! It’s almost Christmas! This is my favorite time of year. I adore the snow, the holiday cheer and the delicious cookies. 😉

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I really enjoyed coming up with things for my recipient this year. I found these adorable coffee mug coasters on a blog and ended up crotching over thirty for my family, and friends for Christmas presents. I included four gray ones into my recipients package. I wish I had the photos to share, but I assure you they looked fabulous! 🙂

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Photo taken from RepeatCrafterMe.

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Moving on a different topic, I love the food this time of year. The cookies, the cakes, the chocolate sweets…but by New Years, I find myself more than ready for excerise to get in shape and feel healthier! My favorite yoga Youtuber, Yoga with Adriene, is doing a 31 day yoga camp, or as she calls it, a yoga revolution, and it’s basically a month of yoga! What makes it even better is that it’s completely free! It starts in January. I joined and I urge you to join as well! I love doing her yoga videos, and they are all free. You can sign up here!

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One last thing to share–a few weeks ago, we went to get our Christmas tree! That’s probably one of my favorite things about Christmas. I love not only picking out the tree, but decorating it by the fireplace while listening to Christmas music. We went to a family farm, where you can pick your own tree. The day was beautifully cold and crisp, but not miserably cold, which made it a very enjoyable experience.

I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for reading!

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What’s New?

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I learned to love the journey, not the destination. I learned that this is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only guarantee you get.

–Anna Quindlen

Hi! I’m popping in with a quick post to let you know what’s new with me.

I’ve said it a million times, but I love autumn. I love it so much. The air is so fresh, so clean, so crisp. Along with pumpkins and apples and leaves, Fall also brings cozy evenings and a sense of comfort and warmth.

We have a pond in our backyard, and in fall and winter we take a lot of walks to the pond to watch the wildlife. My mom took the photos above today, and it’s amazing how colorful the leaves are.

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Doesn’t this look like something out of a fairytale?

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In Autumn, I have a lot of lazy days where I’ll snuggle up on the couch with Charlie and do my homework.

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I love keeping my hands busy, so I crocheted a placemat thing and ended up giving it to my mother. I’m not sure what I think about the grey part. I added it in as an after thought, but something about it seems off. Either way I’m happy with the way that it turned out!

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I know this post was a bit random, I just wanted to share a few photos from my week with you. I wanted to take photos of my newest make today, but it was raining outside, so hopefully we’ll take pictures tomorrow. Stay tuned for the next post. Thank you for reading!

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Unposted Sewing Projects

Hello!

There are always those little sewing makes that never get posted…well, in today’s post, I’m going to be giving four small sewing makes the spotlight!

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First, we have this gorgeous zippered pouch. I always love a good zippered pouch, and I constantly need them for makeup, brushes, pencils, etc. I was super careful when I sewed in the zipper, because I wanted it to be as perfect as possible, and I’m proud with the way that it turned out.

My family keeps asking about the stitches at the bottom–yes, they were intentional, I sewed them because I thought it might look nice, but I’m regretting doing that.

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The lining turned out very well also, so I’m happy with this pouch, and I’ve already used it a lot!

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This is supposed to be a knit fabric headband. I’m on a cross country team, and hair always comes out of my ponytail and hangs over my eyes. I decided one day that I needed to practice my hand-sewing skills, so I cut a two long rectangles of knit fabric and attempted to sew a fabric headband. My messy stitches don’t show at least, so overall I’m pleased with the result. This will get a lot of use.

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You’re probably wondering what this could possibly be. Well….I’m actually not sure, but whatever it is, it’s pretty darn useful! I’ve had this upholstery fabric in my stash for awhile and was planning on making another zippered pouch. In June, we went to Cape Cod, and I needed something to store my beauty products. I thought a drawstring bag would be perfect, but I accidentally sewed the part where the string goes shut. Oops.

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I finished sewing it nonetheless and ended up with a rectangle of fabric. A snap would have made this rectangle useful, but I didn’t have any snaps. What about velcro? I couldn’t find the velcro. So, I took it on vacation anyways and just folded the bag/pouch/rectangle/thing over, and it worked out ok! The fabric is really cute and holds up even when I pile it with stuff. I just found my velcro yesterday, so I’m probably going to sew on some velcro so that it closes.

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My last little project was really fun to sew. It’s a mood board! I sewed it up within 20 minutes and printed out a few emojis. This is a great idea for a present, or for something to make for your bedroom. I actually got the idea for this online, but in the video that I watched, they used hot glue instead, so there are different options.Unknown-5.jpeg

That’s all for today! Thank you for reading, and let me know which project was your favorite in the comments. Have an amazing day.

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Guest Post from the TweenInBetween

Write Me A Guest Post!

Why hello there! Recently I made a post on writing a guest post for the freckledfashionista. I have some great bloggers lined up to share their post on my blog. The first guest post is from the Tween in Between. Enjoy her guest post, and don’t forget to comment and let her know what you think of it!

Hi! I’m Tweeninbetween, the author of the blog Tween in Between! I’m super excited to be doing a guest post here on Freckled Fashionista!

School is starting really soon!!! (Those can be exclamation points of excitement, or of tragedy, depending on what kind of mood you’re in!)

Because school is just around the corner, I wanted to share with you five different back-to-school outfit ideas, complete with sketches! I’ve been sketching and sewing for about three years, and since we’re all so excited to go back to school (NOT!), I thought this was the perfect thing!

The first one is The Rebel’s School Uniform.

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I really love this one! I think it’s just super cute and fun! I like the boots just because…well, they’re boots! Who needs another reason??? The shirt is probably my favorite part, because it ties the whole outfit together and is definitely the statement piece of this sketch. I like how this outfit could be worn at any time of the year, because, like I said, it’s so cute, but it gives off just enough ‘school’ vibe that it makes the perfect back-to-school outfit!

The Preppy (But Still Stylish) A+ Student

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This outfit is (as the name suggests) pretty preppy, but it’s still very stylish! I like the way the pink looks with the blue jeans! Of course, the shirt has a collar, and the model is wearing capris and black flats – the outfit has to live up to its name! However, I think this one does a great job of being preppy without being childish! In the back to school category, it gets an A+++ in my book!

“I Wish it Was Still Summer!”

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I think this one just might be my absolute personal favorite! I love, love, love the boho-beach-chic vibe it gives off, and it’s definitely clear the wearer does not want summer to end! (Hmmmm…maybe that’s why I like it so much. I don’t want summer to end either!) I really like how all the colors go together! This outfit is so versatile, too! The sandals are super cute, and so is the skirt! You could wear it to the beach or to a restaurant! In my opinion, that makes it an ideal school outfit!

Nerd Chic

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Ooh, this is another good one! I just think it’s sooooooo stylish and absolutely adorable! The sweater, pleated schoolgirl skirt, and messy bun bring the ‘nerd’ element, and the fishnet tights and boots add just the right amount of pizazz! This outfit just has everything! Cute boots? Check! Adorable skirt? Check! Girly sweater? Check! Just-the-right-amount-of-messy hair? Check! I would definitely wear this to school!

“I Woke Up Like This.”

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Guys, let’s be honest! We all wish we could wake up like that! This is another one of my favorites, simply because it’s got the perfect amount of looking like a nonchalant, thrown-together outfit. But it’s not so shabby-chic it couldn’t be worn to school! Now let’s break it down: I absolutely adore all the parts of the outfit! I love the off-the shoulder sweater, the ripped jeans, the comfy-looking UGGs, and especially the hair! (Messy bun half-up updo? Yes, please!) All in all, this is, in my opinion, a fabulous back-to-school outfit!

That’s it! Thanks for reading, and of course, an enormous thank you to Abigail for letting me post here today! I had fun, how about you? 🙂 Comment which outfit was your favorite!

And there you have it! Thank you! Be sure to check out Tween in Between’s blog. It’s not too late to write a guest post for the freckledfashionista! Apply here. 

A Day In Woodstock!

Hello lovely readers! A few days ago, my family and I spent the day in Woodstock.It’s a charming town about an hour from my house, and it’s filled with boutiques, shops, cafes, clothing stores, and a lot more! The whole town is very artsy.

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The first stop was a wonderful sewing shop called Sew Woodstock. They sell vintage clothing, fabric, notions, and they teach sewing classes, as well as doing alterations. I loved the shop the second I walked in. The shop is bright, colorful, and inviting, which is everything a sewing shop should be.

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All in all, I really enjoyed Sew Woodstock, and if you are ever nearby it I would recommend going in there! I got a few things from the shop.

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After going to Sew Woodstock, we continued to walk around the town. Each of the shops are so diverse and unique, which is part of what makes Woodstock such a cute town.

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We found this lovely peace sign on the sidewalk! To end the afternoon, we got lunch at the “Yum Yum Noodle Bar”.

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It was a wonderful day! If you are ever near Woodstock, go and check out the town!

Thanks for reading!

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4th of July

imageimageimageimageHello! I just wanted to make a quick post to say Happy 4th of July! Although I’m a little bit late…:) I’ve been back from vacation for a few weeks now, and I’m so excited for my next posts. I have some new clothing items to share with you, a guest post, and a suprise. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful week! I had a great start to the week by someone telling me I looked 17…

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Fabric Haul

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There is nothing better than a good old fabric haul! I want to start this posting by saying a big thank you to the Renegade Seamstress. She hosted a giveaway for a $100 gift card to Joann’s, and I won! Thank you!

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The first thing that I got was some elastic, I always need to stock up on this for my projects. 🙂

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I’ve dropped my scissors way too many times, and I’ve cut yarn, paper, and more with my scissors. I really needed a new pair! Joann’s was having a buy one get one free deal, so I got a pair of lefty scissors, and some thread snip scissors for small threads. Am I the only lefty here?

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It was time for some new needles, so I got a couple different sizes. The 100/16 needle in the regular point needle pack is heavy-duty–I have some upholstery fabric that I can probably use with it! My ball point needles were getting a bit dull, so I got some more ballpoint needles as well.

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This fabric is actually not from Joann’s! A church nearby was having a rummage sale, and I found this super fun print. The ladies there told me it was an African print, but the lady at the checkout said that it wasn’t. Oh well, it’s cute, and it looked like something that Marck would like. Maybe I’ll make him something out of it. 🙂

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This fabric isn’t from Joann’s, either! The thrift store near my Hannaford has a big box of fabric that I always look through. I’m in love with this upholstery/outdoor fabric, and it’s stiff enough that it would make an awesome fabric box! And it already goes with my comfortor, which is a plus.

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More upholstery fabric. It’s begging to be made into a fabric box. 🙂 Or what about a throw pillow?

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Onto the Joann’s fabric! I was looking through the new Nicole Miller collection at Joann’s, and I saw this gorgeous black fabric with flowers. It was on sale for $8 a yard, and was too good not to pass up. It seriously has the perfect stretch–not too stretchy, but a nice, soft stretch with a good recovery. I’m a little low on tops, so this might become a tank or a blouse.

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This fabric instantly caught my eye in the knit section. There isn’t a lot of it, it was at the end of the bolt, so I’ll probably turn it into a short skirt, or something like that. What about a One Hour Top? I went into Joann’s with some ideas of what I wanted, but I wasn’t sure what to actually sew with fabric.

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Last, but not least, 2 and 1/2 yards of eyelet cotton fabric. I am in love with this. And I know exactly what I’m sewing with it! But that’s a secret for now. 🙂 I have to sew it fast, we’re going to Cape Cod in two weeks! Maybe I’ll take some pictures with it at the beach. I’ve given away too much, haven’t I?

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It was a fun haul, and I only spent around $70! I still have around $30 left on the card! Joann’s was having great deals the day that I went, so I’m glad that I didn’t have to use all of the money.

What should I do with the fabric? Thanks for reading!

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