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"Have Some Fire" Grey's Anatomy Free Embroidery Pattern

Make this empowering Grey’s Anatomy "Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a Force of Nature." quote embroidery hoop art for your child’s room, your office, or a friend in need. This free embroidery pattern contains a traceable PDF file for the words, but the felted vines and flowers were something I added to mine to give it a little something extra (you can purchase the finished hoop in my Etsy Shop here). 

Once upon a time, in 2004, a little pilot season of a new medical show blasted through gender stereotypes, social norms, and continues to be a force on ABC network.
My freshman year in high school, this show made it okay for me to feel different than the pretty, frivolous females on network TV at the time. Always more General Leia Organa or Major Samantha Carter than Brooke Davis, there weren’t many prime time ladies who were unapologetically intelligent and ambitious—then came Cristina Yang.
Brought to life by Sandra Oh, this was a woman to whom I could relate. 
She doesn’t mi…

Teal Pumpkin Project Applique for Halloween

This Halloween sewing project is inspired by the “Teal Pumpkin Project.” This easy pumpkin appliqué tutorial makes a cute door banner to let little visitors know your treats are safe for them!

For those who don’t know, the Teal Pumpkin Project is a movement to offer non-edible treats on Halloween night for children with allergies, sensory concerns, or blood sugar difficulties. 
Although our family is fortunate to be relatively unaffected by allergies, the Teal Pumpkin Project is close to my heart for a few reasons. 
As I talk about in my “Sally” Halloween Softie post, we didn’t celebrate Halloween until I was a teenager. Regardless of this, I had to be very careful about sweets throughout my childhood.
Holidays, birthday parties, class parties, friends’ houses—all offered an array of sugary confectionery that had to be limited or avoided completely due to me having hypoglycemia.
In short, eating too much sugar or carbohydrates without a balance of protein sends my blood sugar skyrocketing—…