A reckoning came for my fabric stash. Full of fabrics for costumes long-completed, I wanted to make physical and emotional room for new fashion sewing projects. During that reckoning, I kept the leftover costume fabric with potential for functional every-day clothes. Spandex was repurposed fun, personalized workout gear. I started with the Seamwork Aires, one … More Make it work, Aires
Thinking about the last 24 hours gives me a warm feeling of personal fulfillment realized. I’m slowly reclaiming unstructured time for myself and rediscovering how my creativity thrives. I started this post nearly two years ago when I read an article about how busyness impedes creativity. That alone should tell you something. There is always … More Cultivating Creativity
One weekend. Six garments mended and altered. It is a large accomplishment over minor tasks that have languished on my to-do list and my sewing table since winter. I recently listened to the audiobook of “Get Your Sh*t Together” by Sarah Knight. As self-help books go, it’s a fast and fun read. From overflowing inboxes, … More Getting my sh*t together
#ThrowbackThursday to a draping class project from summer 2017. I had made quick progress through the class and the instructor let me play with knits and draping cowls. I love the back the most. The front is OK. Considering how everything else is at a 45-degree angle, the almost 90-degree angle at the front is … More Bonus Draping Project – A Cowl Neck Shirt
My creativity took new shapes in 2018. Most of the time you can catch me with a pencil or paintbrush in hand. But a couple times a month you’ll find me making cool things with a tool I’ve traditionally shied away from—my voice. I am part of d20 Dames, an all-women (and predominately women-of-color) Dungeons & … More d20 Dames, a D&D podcast
I wrote this post a year ago, on January 23, 2018 and never published. I was at work, checking Twitter (like one does) when I saw a friend retweeting a post from neil gaiman about Ursula K. Le Guin’s death. (I wrote passing, but as she’s not one to mince words, why should I?) She … More An Icon.
Marie Kondo inspired me to Tidy Up my sewing room. I think it might actually stick this time! … More Marie Kondo meets my sewing space
I have 38 draft blog posts. I have tried multiple times over the last year to make time to share my thoughts with you. To explain why I was painting and drawing instead of sewing. Each time I started out profound and then got lost in the weeds of what I was trying to say. … More Intermission
Happy Anniversary Shao Jun! The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China game was released three years ago today. Even if her game is small compared to the sweeping storylines of the main Assassin’s Creed games, I’m grateful that there is a prominent Chinese woman in the Assassin Brotherhood.
My friend group is in the early years of its “baby boom” and not being a parent myself, I don’t always know what new parents (or new humans) need and want. Thankfully I was once a small child and I remember how much fabric wall hangings and playmats got in my household. My mom made both … More A Wild Baby Play Mat