Last night I was reading a few pages in the baby book What's Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life. I started it ages ago, but these days I only seem to be able to read about three pages a day! The few pages in question… Continue reading Have fun when you take those blog photos! Or, flex that orbicularis oculi!
You might have seen this post go live yesterday on MSN. But, I wanted to give a little bit of a preamble here to explain that a good bit of the behind-the-scenes inspiration for making these Polly Tops was this month's #oonapalooza. Not in the tops themselves, but in the making of three. You see, back at… Continue reading Silk Summer Tanks Times Three: Adventures in Polly Tops
I was hoping to have a muslin to show you today of the Flapper Dress from The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews Magazine, but I got bogged down this week trying to sew the neckline on the By Hand London Polly Tops I'm making for my next MSN project. The pattern called for a strip of bias to bind the raw edge, like… Continue reading Flappers, Necklines, and Winners
Boy has it been quiet around these parts lately. A new baby and a new house have meant I've needed to find new rhythms and new routines. I now have to add home renovation projects to the baby/science/running/sewing juggle! Thanks to some longish baby girl noontime naps, I've recently been able to start setting up… Continue reading Finding the Space to Sew