I'm so excited to be participating in the Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2019 hosted by mahlicadesigns. This year over 25 bloggers from around the world are joining together to break new ground by trying a pattern designer that is new to them, try new techniques, new styles, or whatever way they want to push themselves. … Continue reading Breaking (Under)Ground!
We're finally settling in to our new house and my sewing room is up and running! I'm excited to challenge myself to do more sewing and create more me-made garments for my closet.https://www.instagram.com/p/BsCbOrDHuuJ/ That's why I created this Make Nine goal for the year to build up my warbrode. Row 1: The Coco Jacket from Schnittchen … Continue reading 2019 Sewing Plans
I have a lot to be thankful for this year! We moved into a bigger house with more room for homeschooling and sewing, but more importantly both of my siblings will be coming back home for the first Thankgiving in several years. I'm so excited! My husband and I are lucky enough to still be living … Continue reading I Am Sew Thankful!
I wrote this post for the Summer’s Coming Blog Tour hosted and sponsored by 5 out of 4 Patterns. There is a sitewide code for 30% off all patterns at the end of this post and pattern giveaways at various stops on this tour. It's May, which means summer is almost here in the northern … Continue reading Summer is Coming!
Once upon a time a man and a woman found out they were going to have a baby. They were delighted. They were scared. Babies are a big deal! Several months passed and everything was going well. A healthy baby girl arrived and the father and mother joyfully welcomed her into their arms. A few … Continue reading In Rememberance
🎶To the sewing room where the fabrics feast The notions all came from their humble abodes To get a jolt from my electrodes🎶 🎶They did the mash, they did the monster mash The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash They did the mash, it caught on in a flash They did the mash, they … Continue reading From My Laboratory in the Castle East
A sewing group that I'm a member of recently asked why we love sewing. Here's my answer: I love running my hands across bolts of fabric. I love the connection to my Gram. I love talking a piece or two of fabric and turning it into someone incredible. I love the feeling of creating a … Continue reading Why do I love sewing?
Exposed lace zippers add some upscale customized detailing to a sewing project. I was able to pick one up a JoAnn's but they can also be found at various fabric and Etsy shops online. Start with your shirt or dress bodice before you assemble the back. Finish the edges with a serger or zigzag stitch. … Continue reading Using an Exposed Lace Zipper
Spring is in the air! Birds are chirping and flowers are blooming, which means it's time to have a picnic! But no picnic is complete without a blanket to sit on. Finished dimensions: 42" x 64" You will need: -2 yards of a bottomweight fabric, like twill or canvas -2 yards of PUL (polyurethane laminate) … Continue reading Sewing Your Own Picnic Blanket!
quick turn The Pebble Wash Bag from Little Black Duck is a cute little bag for storing toiletries, either at home or when you're traveling. The intermediate bag is a fairly quick sew but making your own bias tape and piping can sometimes take awhile. You just need to use a TON of clips or … Continue reading The Pebble Wash Bag