Finished Project · Sewing

Sewing for the Season: Rosy Fall Cowl

I promised earlier this week that I was going to post something in "Cashmere Rose". Well, here it is! My new Renfrew cowl! From what I can tell, this pink is a little too light to truly be "Cashmere Rose", but that's okay with me. After all: "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Also, I'm sorry… Continue reading Sewing for the Season: Rosy Fall Cowl

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Photography: Lighting

I have to admit that I've had very little time this week to think about this week's SOS: Photography post.  I was so motivated last week when I posted about smiling for the camera, but then life got in the way this week.  So, this tip came together quickly through a conversation with my husband last… Continue reading Photography: Lighting

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Have fun when you take those blog photos! Or, flex that orbicularis oculi!

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!

Finished Project · Sewing

Sewing Gifts for the Holidays: A Renfrew

The title of this post is a bit misleading.  Using the plural "gifts" implies that I sewed more than one gift this holiday season when, in fact, this knit Renfrew top that I made for my sister-in-law is the only gift I had time to make.  But, I thought it sounded better than "Sewing a… Continue reading Sewing Gifts for the Holidays: A Renfrew

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Sneak Peek – My Last Maternity Makes… At Least for Now!

Well, I've made what are likely to be my last maternity makes, at least for this pregnancy!  They're live over on MSN today if you want a sneak peek before they show up here tomorrow. Also, if you read to the end of that post, you'll see that I'll be taking a few months of leave… Continue reading Sneak Peek – My Last Maternity Makes… At Least for Now!

Finished Project · Sewing

Silk Jersey Twisted Dress Redux – Shorter yet Warmer

Well, I did it again.  I made another one of BurdaStyle's Twisted Maxi Dresses out of one of Mood Fabric's silk jerseys. And, there was no oops about it.  I got so much use out of my first silk jersey maxi dress this summer that I just had to make another to carry me through… Continue reading Silk Jersey Twisted Dress Redux – Shorter yet Warmer

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Sneak Peek

My newest MSN make is up on their blog today. Check it out over there if you want a sneak peek before it goes live here tomorrow! Pattern:  BurdaStyle Twisted Maxi Dress 02/2013 #115 with sleeves from Sewaholic Renfrew Fabric:  Mood Fabrics Taupe/Black Geometric Jersey Prints with a hem band from Mood Fabrics black jersey

Review · Sewing

SA Curve Measuring Wheel: Review and Discount!

One of the key lessons I took to heart from Lynda Maynard's Sew the Perfect Fit Craftsy class was to walk the seams of a garment in order to understand how things are going to fit together or to adjust them if they've gone askew during the fitting process.  Lynda uses an 18-inch transparent ruler… Continue reading SA Curve Measuring Wheel: Review and Discount!