I recently found out that a co-worker of mine became a grandmother! We've been working different shifts so I had no idea this was happening. So, into my stash I went. I found some cute Winnie the Pooh fabric and some pink fat quarters. I decided it was time for me to use a fun … Continue reading Last Minute
This past week I finished reading The Lido by Libby Page (via NetGalley, although now out in hardcover). A tender, joyous debut novel about a cub reporter and her eighty-six-year-old subject—and the unlikely and life-changing friendship that develops between them. Kate is a twenty-six-year-old riddled with anxiety and panic attacks who works for a local … Continue reading BookDate
Although I am on a quest to find the right fit for the Cleo Skirt, I have taken a break from that skirt. I purchased the Gypsum Skirt pattern from Sew Liberated (during its launch sale). I had also purchased fabric from So Sew English Fabrics during a 50% off bundle sale (keep watch on … Continue reading Gypsum Skirt
Happy Monday! This week, I am back to reading The Lido (I had neglected to charge my Kindle, so I wasn't reading it for a while). Such a sweet read (via Net Galley). I finished American Housewife by Helen Ellis. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's … Continue reading Book Date
One of the items on my YOP list was to make a new work tote. Recently I wrote how I found a free pattern on Craftsy for the Tiki Tote. I thought this would be a great way to stash bust. This week, I had time to complete the bag! I finished sewing my panels … Continue reading Tiki Tote
I would love to say the third time is the charm...but it wasn't. I am determined to find the right fit for me with the Cleo Skirt. I realize it is meant to be a full skirt (lots of pleats, etc), but I can't get the sizing right. My first Cleo was done strictly by … Continue reading Cleo #3
Another birthday, a need for a new Thomas the Tank Engine Cake (here is last years cake). Eamon LOVES Thomas and it was the only cake I could possibly make. Onto Pinterest I went. Then, I attempted. It all starts with 2 8 inch round cakes. Straw to hold the layers together. Was going to … Continue reading Pinterest Win!