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This show-and-tell was a year in the making. I first cut into the polka dot fabric sometime after Thanksgiving last year. I was so sure that I knew what I was doing, that I didn’t even crack open the book for the directions. I just placed my pattern pieces on the fabric, cut out the [...]continue reading "Spotty"
I am beginning to think that wrap skirts are going to be for the Summer of 2011 what elastic-waist skirts were for the Summer of 2007. Time will tell, but I’m already off to a pretty good start. Here is the latest, made a few weeks ago to wear to Eamonn’s First Communion. Pattern: Spring [...]continue reading "Another wrap and a wardrobe question"
What was that I said about needing a bigger one? Gotta love those instant-gratification sewing projects. This Amy Butler cozy looks lovely on my new coffee press travel mug (which I totally love – who knew on-the-go coffee pressing would make me so happy?). I like that it covers up most of the writing on [...]continue reading "Cozier"
You’re looking at another (my third) pair of Amy Butler In Stitches lounge pants. My other two pairs are very springy and summery, and I was feeling more like wearing oranges and greens than I was aquas and pinks, and I guess that was just the push I needed to make enough table space for [...]continue reading "Lounge pants, Fall-style"
So, the first week of March is nearly behind us and I feel that old familiar longing that always creeps in at this time of year. I look around my yard, and everything is still brown and gray. Nothing is blooming. Winter still has a firm grip. Shouldn’t it be receding by now? Shouldn’t [...]continue reading "Spring flowers"
From the moment I saw the lounge pants in Amy Butler’s In Stitches, I was smitten. This was two years ago, and I had barely a month of sewing under my belt. Every delicious project in that book looked impossibly complicated to me, so after a month of drooling over the pants, the apron, and [...]continue reading "Not so intimidating anymore"
Now that all the gifts have been given, let me you about some of the things I made! This gift was for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. It’s a set of 12 napkins in shades of gray & yellow. I couldn’t for the life of me remember the colors in their kitchen, and I’m pretty sure [...]continue reading "Napkin Land"
Hi, everyone! Hoping you have been having a lovely holiday! We have, and it’s not over yet. We’ve got the traditional day-after-Christmas get-together with my family later tonight. I’ve got a delicious Pumpkin Trifle to make for that, and some gifts I haven’t wrapped yet, but other than that, I’m good to go. I thought [...]continue reading "Skirting the issues"
How fabulous would life be, if the most pressing matter on your mind was which Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabric to use in your new holiday skirt? Join me in this happy little fantasy world, won’t you? And solve my most pressing dilemma: Martini… …or Optic Blossom? The plan is to wear the same black [...]continue reading "Decisions, decisions…"
I took my time, and over the course of several days, finished up the now infamous yellow quilt, and with that completed the whole series. Four oversized lap quilts with matching pillows in Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow – one set for each of us. Now that they’re finished, I thought you might like to [...]continue reading "The completed quilt series"