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Fabric Row in Philadelphia

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As a bit of a reward for getting the new website running and getting through the Thanksgiving shopping frenzy, I took a road trip to Fabric Row in Philadelphia! The idea of a bunch of independent fabric stores all in one place is very novel to me.  I first encountered it in Manhattan, which made sense because of the Fashion District.  Where I grew up (Massachusetts) there were a bunch of independent fabric stores, but they were widely distributed like any other store--one every 4-5 towns.  Not nearly as many as there used to be, with chain craft stores stocking...

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Happy Thanksgiving! Here's some discounts and a pie!

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Been scouring all your favorite websites for sales? Check out the Sales page for the run down :) Great, now that that's out of the way, here's what *I* look forward to most: Apart from sewing, I also enjoy baking!  This is this year's pie: Apple, Cranberry, & Walnut--and yes, that's a picture of my actual pie before I stuck it in the oven.  Gotta make it look as good as it tastes! Apple pie by itself is OK.  My favorite version adds Cranberries for a little fruity sourness and walnuts for a touch of earthy undertones.  I've made it...

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New Doll Review: Marvel Rising

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Curious about the new Marvel Rising doll line?  This review breaks them down by sculpt, size, and articulation and compares them to other doll lines.

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Etsy Fee Increases

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TLDR version: Prices will go up ONLY ON ETSY.  I'm adding a permanent sale to the shop which will remove the increase if you buy 3 or more patterns at a time.  (Prices on RequiemArt.com will not increase) When Etsy announced that they were increasing their fees in 2018, I calculated it out to see how it would affect me: about a 20% increase over existing fees.  Wait, a 20% increase?  How do you get that when you go from 3.5 to 5%?  Here's the thing: you go up 1.5%, but the INCREASE is 43%.  Calculated in with the rest...

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Welcome to the new RequiemArt.com!

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First, welcome to the people who've never been here before!  You're pretty much the reason I put a shop here. RequiemArt.com has been my website full of doll repair and customizing tutorials since 2005. As my customizing hobby led to a doll pattern making part time, and then full time job, a lot of tutorials on sewing and sizing ended up here, too.  Unfortunately, most of my customers through my Etsy/other digital marketplace shops didn't know about it, or bother to follow the link at the bottom of my listings for all the free, helpful info.  I decided that if...

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