sewing

tova

Happy Friday! I was going to say TGIF but it always brings to mind early 90’s TV. {anyone? full house, step-by-step, urkle!} At long last I have finally finished my Wiksten Tova tunic! That means I can cross it off of my Make, Do & Mend list! {yay!} I have had the pattern for over a year and on a…

2 new dresses

Crazy sewing this weekend. I’m on a clothing kick at the moment. I think it was the big evaluation of my pattern collection that had me itchin’ to make clothes for me and My Helper. Although it also very well could have been a combination of Pinterest {follow me!} and Elise Marley’s Kid’s Clothing Week Challenge that kicked it all…

clearly it’s baby season

It seems half of our friends are in baby production right now. That means that ALL of my gifts lately have been baby related. No complaints, I like the wee little lads and lasses. {it also happens to be a good distraction from all the pre-deployment chaos} I have a friend from church who is one of the many ladies…

friday confession

I think I’m addicted to patterns. Clothing patterns to be precise. But to keep the financier/My Soldier happy, let’s call it a collection. I cleaned to book room yesterday to make it functional for something other than sewing. As I was putting everything away I realized that I have amassed a serious collection of sewing patterns. This is the collection…

i had 10 minutes and a pillow case

Seemingly random things but to My Helper it meant a new dress. I kid you not, it took me 10 minutes. I know this because My Soldier said, “We have to go in 1o minutes or we’ll be late!” So naturally I sat down to start a new project. {yes, i am like that} (I apologize for the poor picture…

quick fix

Greetings Friends! Sorry for the absence but my little sister Bud was in town for a week and well I like her more than most of you. {except you My Soldier dearest. i like you the most} Right before she hopped on over to the island of Aloha I accomplished a looong needed project. Up until last week our ironing…

friday confession

I know I have hinted at my love for blogs in general, but specifically I have an addiction to sewing blogs. Let’s define addiction for you: I subscribe to no less than 50 sewing-related blogs. {this is where i attempt to justify if only to myself why-oh-why so many sewing blogs} Unlike lifestyle bloggers, sewing bloggers don’t update daily. Most…

my 1st & highly embarassing sewing projects

I have been sewing just shy of 5 years. The beginning of the sewing adventure will forever be etched in my mind because it is directly associated with the beginning of motherhood. Both pregnancies I have ended up on a modified bed rest. An elder’s wife from our church in Texas once wisely told me that, “Pregnancy is like a…

simplicity 3835

In my recent foray into sewing clothing for myself I have spent a lot of time dinking around blogs plotting my next project. In my explorations I kept coming across the same pattern over and over. It didn’t take me long to realize that the whole section of the sewing blogosphere was obsessed with one pattern. And for good reason,…

wednesday wanderings

If I had to split my blog reading into groups, I’d say about 1/4 of them are sewing/quilting related blogs. Not quite sure how I ended up with so many. {not quite sure I’m not super embarrassed to mention that} Well it seems that every last one of them have hopped on the Farmer’s Wife Quilt-a-long bandwagon. {because farmers, their…