Finished Project · Sewing

More Sewing for the Little Ones: An Elephant Blanket and a Replacement Banks

Hi friends! It’s been a crazy couple months around here. Our DIY kitchen renovation pretty much took over my life as we pushed to finish before new baby arrived (haha – definitely not going to happen!). I was still able to juggle a bit of sewing and blogging in the midst of it all, but then this pregnancy… Continue reading More Sewing for the Little Ones: An Elephant Blanket and a Replacement Banks

Renovating

The State of the Kitchen, through 2014 // Part 2

My first post about our kitchen remodel got published a little before I wanted. After writing the first draft, I’d hoped to go back through my photos to see if I could trigger any other memories about work we did to the house during 2014 since I was sure I’d forgotten a thing or two. And, I… Continue reading The State of the Kitchen, through 2014 // Part 2

Finished Project · Sewing

Battling a Pregnancy-Induced Sewing Slump with a Gold Linen Skirt

I blame the pregnancy. Both last pregnancy and this pregnancy I’ve felt a noticeable slump in my creativity. Last time I was able to channel what little creative and DIY energy I could find into just two things: my science and my sewing. Everything else just kind of got left behind. At the time I… Continue reading Battling a Pregnancy-Induced Sewing Slump with a Gold Linen Skirt

Finished Project · Sewing

Lessons Learned Working with a Border Print

Hi friends! First things first, that little bit of belly you see above is indeed a baby bump. The little one is due in August, which means I’m about half way through this pregnancy. My husband and I are in a race to see which will come first – the new baby or the finished kitchen.… Continue reading Lessons Learned Working with a Border Print

Class · Review · Sewing

Tuesdays with Alison: Learning about Tailoring

If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you might remember my Tuesdays with Claire series. I started it way back in 2012 when I jettisoned Gertie’s no-longer-available Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket Craftsy course and switched instead to making Vogue V8333. I got as far as fitting my muslin and cutting out my fashion fabric before… Continue reading Tuesdays with Alison: Learning about Tailoring