While I identify more as a sewist than as a knitter, I do knit frequently. My bus commute is nearly an hour and knitting helps to pass the time. Knitting is also my go to activity when I just need to decompress, zone out, and almost meditate. I knit when I am on planes, trains, while … More A Late Spring Shawlette
Even though I did not adhere to the “creating every day” rule of the month-long challenge —at least not by the time I reached Week 3—I did succeed in breaking down the mental barriers that were keeping me out of the sewing room. … More My sew-jo is back!
If you spend any time reading sewing blogs, you are aware of the annual challenge known as MMMay or Me-Made May. I’m really looking forward to this year. I have a number of me-made garments in the pipeline and I am pretty confident I’ll finish them before May 1. To help myself stay on track to finish … More Me-Making March
I made my first New Look 6104 blouse in 2012, in anticipation of my first MeMadeMay, and I finished my second one this past weekend! In those 3 years I’ve learned a bit more about fitting and pattern adjustments. … More A New Look at New Look 6104
I am always ready to blog about a gift as soon as I have completed it, but then I run the risk of ruining the surprise for the recipients. So consider this my wrap-up of some of the gifts, or gift-like projects, I made at the end of 2013. I am very proud of all … More 2013 Handmade Gift Wrap-up
So, it is July 7 and I am finally getting back around to wrapping up my 2013 Me-Made May posts. Week 3 started off strong, pairing my gray blouse with one of my favorite RTW skirts that I picked up at a GAP outlet store years ago. I seem to shy away from bright articles … More Me Made May ’13: Week 3 and oops, dropped the ball
Stashbusting craft projects are great, but sometimes you need to purge and share your fabric horde with others. … More Stashbusting with Friends
I love looking at all the creations for the Stashbusting Challenge. I even like looking at other people’s stashes. It is comforting to know that I am not alone in housing chaotic piles of fabric. I also like to see what fabrics people are drawn to. Sometimes it inspires me to try a new color, … More Is anyone else suffering from stash envy?
Did my Emerald City Comic Con costumes align with my Stashbusting pledge? … More Stashbusting with Korra & Amon
It is such a good feeling to finish a project that has been “in progress” for over 6 months. … More It’s a Wrap!