My last sewing class (until the end of May) was Saturday. We learned how to make a simple stuffed bunny. Simple, but with lots of learning points: making darts, sewing curves, pattern cutting, etc. This bunny was intended for a newborn, so no eyes and I sent the pompom tail incase they wanted to put … Continue reading Learning

Charlotte Part 1

This week I started the center of a new baby blanket. The center is my favorite square of late, Look at What I Made's Charlotte Square. My inspiration for color pattern is the squares made by Jennybugs' (Ravelry name) Charlotte Dream blanket. I chose red, white & blue as my color choices as the parents … Continue reading Charlotte Part 1

Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday! Yarn Along day here on Simply Summer Street. I finished reading Carrie Fisher's Shockaholic. Sort of a rambling book, but entertaining. I always appreciated how open and honest she was regarding her struggles with mental illness. Depression has affected my life and I am open and honest about it. Stigma about mental illness … Continue reading Yarn Along

Yarn Along

I finished Molly Ringwald's When it Happens to You. For a book that includes hard topics such as infidelity, death and gender identity, I really enjoyed it. This weeks reads are: On my Kindle, Carrie Fisher's Shockaholic It’s been a roller coaster of a few years for Carrie since her Tony- and Emmy-nominated, one-woman Broadway … Continue reading Yarn Along

Sweet Blanket

A lovely friend of mine is expecting her second child this fall, a girl! So I searched for a simple, sweet pattern for a car seat blanket. I had four skeins of Lion Brand Tweed Stripes in Luau (primarily pink) and searched the Lion Brand website for a pattern. The Easy Stripes Baby Throw looked … Continue reading Sweet Blanket