Well, you had to know I was going to make another one, right? I recently got to work with the ever so talented Olga Becker over at Coffee and Thread on the new Ania Tunic pattern (just released!). I already posted the knit versions I made for testing a few days ago, but I've got… Continue reading It’s Another Ania Tunic!
Vintage embroidered linens have a certain charm to them. Maybe it's because they remind us of a simpler time. Back before the days of cell phones and internet and reality TV shows.... Back then, embroidery was a favorite past time for many women. They embroidered everything from tea towels, table runners, home decor and bed… Continue reading Pillowcase Dress Tutorial
We're playing dress-up for Kids Clothes Week today! It's time to retire some of Daddy's favorite old and VERY worn shirts. Out with the old and in with new! But what are we going to do with all the old ones? Have some fun, of course ;p How about we go a step further and… Continue reading Playing Dress-Up
While the rest of America is gearing up for the Superbowl, our TV has been set to Tennis. The Australian opens are reaching the finals and, as always, it been exciting to watch. If you don't follow tennis, I recommend giving it a try. This little number Anna is wearing was made from a couple… Continue reading Muddy Tennis in a Hopscotch Dress
Is it too early to be thinking about Spring yet? There's still 2 more months of Winter but one can always dream. Fresh, clean air from Spring rains. Spring flowers emerge after a long hibernation. Gardeners plant their seeds, anticipating the year's bounty. And the excited sound of kids playing outside after an eternity indoors. *Sigh....But until… Continue reading Is It Spring Yet?
One obstacle of working so much with vintage linens is the presence of stains and odors. Whether you want to recycle yours for sewing projects or just use them for their original purpose, you'll first want to restore those vintage linens to their former glory. Take a look at this embroidered linen. I absolutely fell in love… Continue reading How to Restore Vintage Linens to Their Former Glory
A new year brings a new line-up of sewing projects! I was recently turned on to The Sew What Club. Sign up for a membership and receive 2 patterns each month for a whole year. What better way to start the new year than to have new sewing projects to look forward to twice a month! So… Continue reading 1st Project of 2016: The Waffle Tee
I hope you enjoyed the Holidays! I know we did. It's been a whirlwind of food, fun, family and (of course) presents and now our house is a total wreck. Our recycling bin is overflowing (4 kids = lots of new toys that came with lots of packaging). I am finding pieces of wrapping paper… Continue reading A New Year!
Well I guess now you can call me a "hacker". That's right, I am guilty of hacking. You may not recognize it, but this sweet little top is actually the Tinny Dress re-envisioned. Yup, I hacked it! I initially purchased the Tinny pattern when I saw other designers making dresses for their little girls and fell… Continue reading Tinny Hack
As the winner of the Oliver + S Swingset Skirt Sew Along, I suddenly had access to so many great sewing patterns! It was so hard to choose only $100 worth but I think I got a pretty good selection. And if that wasn't enough of a challenge, now I have to decide which one… Continue reading Enchanted Forest Roller Skate Dress