Life · Sewing

Favorite Makes of 2016

And 2017 has arrived! Strangely enough, I'm decidedly excited about this new year. Normally I get quite morose about time passing so quickly and whatnot, but, at this point, I have several plans prepared for things I want to accomplish in 2017. I'll be talking  about those on another day, but for now I wanted… Continue reading Favorite Makes of 2016


Evening Ponderings

First off, I have a little disclaimer: if you have no interest in knowing what I am thinking about these days, or only want to read about my sewing tales, then you should probably skip this post. I'm in the mood to be a little introspective. The day is drawing to a close. My husband… Continue reading Evening Ponderings

Life · Outfits

One Week One Pattern: Days 1 & 2

So, have you heard of the One Week One Pattern challenge? It started this past Saturday. You can find all the details over on Hannah's blog: Cinderellis. A brief summary of the challenge: Take one pattern of which you have made several variations, wear the different variations for a week straight, and style them differently every… Continue reading One Week One Pattern: Days 1 & 2

Life · Outfits · Sewing

Snowflakes and Buttons: Butterick 6018

Hello Everybody, First off, I want to share some links to fellow sewing blogger, Casey Maura. Casey used to run the gorgeous blog Elegant Musings before she switched it over to Casey Maura. She was one of the very first people who inspired me to begin sewing when I was right in the middle of… Continue reading Snowflakes and Buttons: Butterick 6018

Homemaking · Life · Practicality · Tutorial

Tutorial: Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent

Today I have a little tutorial for you. My family uses homemade laundry detergent. I made it by myself for the first time today, so I thought I'd photograph the steps (it's absurdly simple) and share it with all of you, my lovely readers. You will need: 1 (3lb 7 oz) box of washing soda… Continue reading Tutorial: Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent

Life · Outfits · Sewing

Scallops and Heart Buttons: Simplicity 1460

It is quite shocking how dealing with extreme humidity (without air conditioning!), job searching, planning a wedding ceremony/reception, dealing with family politics, and still trying to maintain some semblance of sanity can suck your time away like a fat old leech. Such is life. I shall refrain from boring you with my resistance to being an… Continue reading Scallops and Heart Buttons: Simplicity 1460