My first favorite is my knitting tote I made from a tea towel my mom gave me. We went to London together, so it brings nice memories to the forefront. My love of tea towels goes back to my mom's mom and I have a collection from her, my mom and my aunt who was … Continue reading Favorite Makes of 2018
My kids are very interested in my sewing, especially my son. However, Miss Mary has been wanting a sleep mask for days. I'm not sure where she has seen one, but apparently her eyes don't "stay shut" at night and "I really need a mask". So, since she doesn't have school until this afternoon, we … Continue reading Sewing with kids!
So long ago, I purchased Sew Liberated's Metamorphic Dress pattern. I was totally in love with it. I never made it. We are talking the summer. I placed it on my Year of Projects list in July. Well, of course, I decided that two days before Thanksgiving was the perfect time to make it. You … Continue reading I Did It!
Time to fill up my charity box! Via Pinterest I found this diagram (TheGatorProject.org): So off I went stash diving. I cut out several pieces of fleece (left over from my kid's blankets I made last year). I cut the instructed size, made sure my stretch was going the correct way and went to zigzag … Continue reading Charity Sewing
In an effort to pare down my wardrobe and have a more intentional wardrobe, I am trying to make layering separates. I purchased Seamwork's Bo top (found here). I purchased this one to start with because it is a beginner pattern. This is a straight forward pattern, a front/back and two cuffs. I found some … Continue reading Seamwork Bo Top
Since I acquired my new to me Kenmore sewing machine, I have been itching to test it out. My first project (still in progress) is a baby quilt for my niece to gift to a friend of hers. I'll post that after I complete it. So, for a good "learn to use the machine" project … Continue reading Simplicity #8022
Well, my Brother sewing machine is having a temper tantrum. Unfortunately, one screw on the plate is so stuck that I can't take the plate off to give it a proper cleaning. I did manage (using tweezers) to take out threads that were stuck. The needle started working again, but the machine sucks the fabric … Continue reading New & New To Me