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How to: Make Popover’s bias straps and hem
How to Make: Popover’s bias straps and hem

How to Make: Popover’s bias straps and hem

So we got the Oliver + S Popover Sundress side seams finished and added the yoke, now we get to finish it off. Now time to do the bias straps. You can do them with self-fabric or be justifiably lazy and use 1/2″ double-old bias tape. I bought a bias tape maker not too long…

How to: Start the Popover Sundress
How to Make: Start the Popover Sundress

How to Make: Start the Popover Sundress

I wanted to find a quick and easy pattern for the orphans’ dresses, so when I found this one from Oliver+S, I thought it might just be the one. I’ve used their new Straight Stitch Society patterns [did I really not take any photos?!] and really love the way they put them together and explain…

Getting started on some orphan dresses

Getting started on some orphan dresses

So I got this fabric about a month ago. I’d ordered from Strawberry Patches, three yards of it to make a wrap dress with. Well, I thought I ordered the red version of Darlene Zimmerman‘s Betty Dear fabric. This pink is what showed up. I emailed Suzanne at the shop and she took care of…

And then there were two.

My son moved out and it’s provoked a whole load of feelings…. read more on Solo Mama Moxie.

Graduation

Graduation

Our little trio is growing up. Four years since the picture in our banner was taken, the kids have grown taller and wiser and this past weekend we celebrated the culmination of a dozen years of public school for Stuart at his graduation. Yes, indeed, my son–the one and only Stuart–has graduated from high school….

Nothing works like I expect.

Nothing works like I expect.

At the beginning of February, I’d just lost/quit my job at the school and I was eager to put more effort into my book project and into my work at a local PR agency. My part-time job in social media had potential, I figured. Life had been so stressful working the two jobs on top…

Chúc mừng năm mới!

Chúc mừng năm mới!

We celebrated another lunar new year with friends and lots of food. Lots of good Vietnamese food. • Phở Gà and Phở Chay • Banana Flower Salad • Marinated Tofu and Sauteed Asian Greens

When fate solves the problem for you

When fate solves the problem for you

It’s been in the back of my mind, and sometimes overshadows everything else. What do I do? All the work and stress that comes along with trying to please two bosses and two kids has been overwhelming me, but try as I might I couldn’t figure out what to do. I even heeded my own…

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