Archive For 14 October 2011

Cut and sew just got cuter

Cut and sew just got cuter

One of the (twenty) projects I’ve got going right now is the Luka Hoodie from Sewing for Boys by Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage. It’s gonna be great, but for now it’s deep in to to-do pile. Buuuuut… I found this awesome, fantastic, marvelously clever fabric that was done (by Tangerine Samurai) in tandem with…

From her point of view

From her point of view

Cleaning out the storage closet to fill with my sewing goods, we came across all sorts of things including a French magnetic vocabulary set I’d bought for my daughter a couple years ago when she had a semester (or two?) of French classes. They never were used, but she couldn’t bear to get rid of…

Create H.O.P.E.

Create H.O.P.E.

If you know me at all, you know I have a deep love for the orphans that my kids and I worked with in Vietnam. I always wish to do more. Always. For work I follow Doohikey Designs (Shari designs the absolute cutest fabrics!) and she made note of this new organization of creators and…

Remember that Rooibos Sewalong?

Remember that Rooibos Sewalong?

I barely do and I’m the one who was so gung-ho about it. Of course, that was two months ago and everyone else has long ago finished their dress. I just started on my muslin version of the Rooibos pattern last Saturday morning. The kids weren’t up yet so I had time to lay out…

Need a tutorial? Find it here.

Need a tutorial? Find it here.

Alina over at Adventures in Home Making has rounded up what she deems the world’s best sewing tutorials and has so kindly displayed them for the world to see. She even categorized them for us! Don’t forget to bookmark this baby. And if you aren’t a regular reader with her, you really should be. She’s…

Sewing for Boys?!

Sewing for Boys?!

I wish these ladies had been around about 17 years ago when my son was young and I could sew for him. Okay, well, I still do sew for him sometimes, but not the cute little clothes that they have in Sewing for Boys. The book just slid across my desk at work a few…

Ohhh, right, weeknight dinners.

I used to see the headlines on the women’s mags at the grocery and never could understand what difference it really made if it was a weeknight or a weekend dinner. Crazy publishers had something of the sort on every cover. They still do, but now I get it. I understand how moms don’t want…

Halloween is coming!

Halloween is coming!

Okay, so both kids are a little old for trick-or-treating (though that won’t stop the daughter this year) and it’s too small for the candy haul they usually end up with anyway, BUT this fabric was just too cute to not put to use. Love it, but who’ll use it?

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