I recently posted a book review for Love Your Creative Space, a book about designing and organizing creative workspaces. However, I had a few criticisms of that book, and didn’t really see it as a must-add sort of reference for the sewing library. However, in the comments birdmommy mentioned that Dream Sewing Spaces was their … More Book Review: Dream Sewing Spaces
For the month of September, Pattern Review is running a mini wardrobe sewing contest. Typically these contests run a bit longer and require more pieces, but for this year’s contest it only requires 2 bottoms and 3 tops, all which must mix-and-match. Since I need to get together a back-to-work “hybrid” wardrobe (3 days on … More Micro-Mini Wardrobe Sewing Plans?
As seems to happen in my nearing-the-end-of-summer-but-not-quite-fall-yet posts, this is going to be a bit of a long ramble. If you actually want to read through all of this, you may require tea and cookies. You have been warned. *** Going through my Sew, Wear Are They Now series has helped me realize a few … More Sew, Wear Are They Now: Where Do I Sew From Here?
So, I’ve been largely absent from blogging the past few months (aside from a few pre-scheduled Sew, Wear are they Now series posts) because I have been super busy. I’m not sure how pandemic life (aka, largely not going anywhere or doing anything outside of the house) has ended up feeling more busy and exhausting … More Sewing Goals: White Shirt Summer
So, it feels a bit strange, but we are now over 1 year into the official pandemic-ness of the pandemic, a quarter of the way through 2021, and on what feels like a very uncertain but hopeful precipice looking towards the future. As a bit of a life update, I’m happy to say that I’ve … More Life Update: Compassionate Deadlines, Spoons, and a Hole-y Foot
So I’ve been… quite absent from the blog space for the past few months. I don’t really have much to say in regards to that aside from the fact that I started spiraling quite a bit leading into the US election, after which we headed into fire season, and I really couldn’t find the energy … More 2020: Assessment of a Dumpster Fire and Other Thoughts
It’s hard to believe that we are already heading into the second half of the year. There was that brief period of pre-Covid early 2020 optimism, followed by the initial craziness of lockdown, and now what can only be described as an odd not quite post-lockdown hazy blur. Living in a region where things are … More Post-June Life Update (and a Little Sewing)
There is… a lot going on in the world right now. I have been watching, and listening, and thinking, and doing my best to understand how a nation that proclaims “liberty and justice for all” can still be so backwards. It would be nice to say that progress has happened (I mean, largely, over long … More Quarantine Life Update #2 and Other Sewing News
Well, I started this year off with grand plans…. And I’m pretty sure my blog followers know that they’ve pretty much fizzled out due to the crazy busy year I’ve had in all other aspects of my life. But, does that mean this challenge was a total bust? I don’t think so. I mean, sure, … More Sew Your Kibbe Challenge Wrap Up and Looking Forward
Firstly, I have to give a shout out to Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow, who inspired me to start participating in the Sewing Top 5 last year. Although, this year I’m really not sure we can properly call this post a “Sewing Top 5” because I haven’t even fully made 5 things this year (for … More 2019 Sewing Top 5