If someone had to describe what I’m best known for, it definitely wouldn’t be solid fabrics or extra added details! I’m more of a “let the print do the talking” girl. But every once in a while, I enjoy a wee challenge just to remind myself that I know how! Enter this pretty cherry red … More Just to prove I can!
I am so excited that my dear friend and Sewcialists Editor Becky has released her first pattern, the Ione Shirt from Workhorse Patterns! I’m proud to have been a tester and a model for the pattern. When we “hire” for Sewcialists Editors, we are always looking for people who are “movers and shakers”, someone who … More Workhorse Patterns Ione Top!
Lots of things snuck past me while I was dealing with my concussion… including tell you all that I was featured in Sewn Magazine! It is such an honour to be asked to contribute – you might remember that I raved about how fresh and inspiring I find Sewn this past summer, and it’s been … More Appearing in Sewn Magazine!
I process everything better through writing and talking, so please indulge me as I reflect on the unexpected experience of having a concussion! 6+ weeks at home is a long time to think about things, and I’d like to let it out so that I can move on. Concussions are slow. EVERYONE told me this, … More Concussion Thoughts
Well hi! Look at me, participating in a challenge, and ON TIME! (I think?) Meg from Cookin’ and Craftin’ proposed the Sew Twists and Ties challenge at the end of December, and it has taken the sewing world by storm! I love it when someone comes up with just the right idea at the right … More Sew Twists and Ties!
After a very, very slow 3 months since my concussion, I can finally see well enough to sew and now to blog! I feel a bit rusty about all of this – I took pride in posting twice a week for years, and now I’m a once a month kind of gal! My husband gave … More Festive Sparkle
One of the joys of hosting the #sewingtop5 is getting to explore all of your posts – and I think it’s a great way to meet new sewing friends! If you participated this year on your blog or Instagram, please leave links down below! Looking forward to checking out all your hits, misses, highlights, reflections … More Share your Top 5 posts here!
So, what happened in my life beyond actual sewing? Let’s see… After 3 years of commuting 800km/week to rural schools, I got moved to city schools! Now I only service 3 schools, and my drive most mornings is 5km. It’s made such a huge difference to my quality of life (and to the back pain … More My #SewingTop5 Highlights of 2018
Oh my gosh, folks, it’s been far too long since I shared about a new sewing project! And while these two projects were actually sewn before my concussion, I’m finally in good enough shape to share! Up first are two projects that I sewed and blogged for Cali Fabrics. I get an allowance for fabric … More Let’s get back to SEWING!
Are you ready to read about what never got worn? Or never even made it to the blog? It’s time to tell all! I spent a long time playing with the fit on my Closet Case Patterns Sasha trousers, but I never once wore this pair. Brown is just not my colour! I did wear … More My #SewingTop5 Fails of 2018!