sewing

Sew Your Own Holiday Skirt

I have not sewn in many months, and I was really missing it.  Even though I hadn’t been sewing I had still been shopping, so I have quite a few lovely patterns I’ve collected with the thought of making them into skirts for Ella.  So this week I dusted off the sewing machine, which is...

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama:  A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see....
Sewn Studio

Sewn Studio

This week my dear friend Amy Q. and I went to Oakley to visit Sewn Studio.  It was a wonderland of fabric, patterns, kits, supplies and more.  They opened earlier this year, and I cannot believe it took me so long to get there.  They carry all kinds of cute fabrics made by great designers...

Simple Sewing Project ~ Sweet Baby Bibs

I have mentioned this before…I’m a pretty new seamstress.  I can do straight lines, and I have finally taught myself how to thread the machine and change the bobbin.  I could probably become more accomplished at sewing if I put my mind to it, but for now, straight lines are my life.  Well, maybe straight...
Easy Cloth Napkin Tutorial

Easy Cloth Napkin Tutorial

Disclaimer:  I really have no business posting a sewing tutorial, given that I just learned how to thread the bobbin a few weeks back.  Yet here I am, posting a tutorial.  I am a newcomer to sewing.  I can’t do fancy things with my sewing machine.  I can only sew straight lines, sometimes not even that. ...
Ottie the Otter's Patchwork Quilt

Ottie the Otter’s Patchwork Quilt

A few months back I was asked by Sam to make a quilt for his beloved otter. How can I deny him? So despite the fact that I have not yet made Sam his own quilt, I went to work on the quilt for Ottie (and of course started a quilt for Max’s sidekick Alaska...
Sewing for the Boys: Car Cozie

Sewing for the Boys: Car Cozie

For a year now I have been sewing the cutest little skirts for my princess. The lazy days skirt  from Oliver + S was a simple starting project for this beginner seamstress. I made several skirts…for summer, for Halloween, St. Patrick’s day, Easter, and more! But I decided it was time for a project for...

Sew Busy

I am slowly teaching myself how to sew with a machine….in the past week I’ve made three new skirts for Ella using this fabulous free (and easy) pattern from Oliver + S and then I made a pair of pirate pajama shorts for Max using an easy pattern I bought at Joann Fabrics.  I can’t...