It's been a long time since I posted. Not intentional, life just became busy and I have been down for the count with pneumonia 😷 I did manage to do some sewing though. I made a new dress, using the under skirt portion of the Metamorphic dress pattern by Sew Liberated. I added 5 inches … Continue reading YOP Update
Zippers...my nemesis! I am determined to conquer them on simple projects before using them in clothing. So, using my trusty School of Sewing book, I made two pouches. First up, I needed a small pouch to carry in my tote bag. I have switched to carrying a tote bag instead of a cross body bag … Continue reading Zippers
Good Morning! My last post was *YIKES* in mid-March. Things just became very hectic around here and I blinked and boom, it was April. (Two kiddos hit by a nasty stomach bug stinks...but everyone is feeling better now!) I've continued to work on my scrapy magic ball afghan and I think one more ball will … Continue reading Social Media Break
My sewing machine has been collecting dust lately. So when I saw this cute tutorial by Sewspire, I decided to make a quick project. I went into my stash, found some cute fabric and started making this sock knitting bag. Then all heck hit the fan. My sewing machine made a weird sound and when … Continue reading The cute and the bad
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