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
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
Hello my dear friends, Today I haven't much to show you. I've been cleaning my little apartment. Organizing the pantry, sweeping floors, rearranging furniture, and just giving everything a polish. I have cut out my last Negroni shirt of the season, and my Christmas present making is well on its way to being finished! I… Continue reading It’s a Busy Cleaning Day!
Well my dearies, I have been busy, but much of my projects are still in the development stages. I have also been working on Christmas presents, some of which I cannot show you since I don't want to risk the recipients seeing their gifts before time! I am such a procrastinator that I usually cram… Continue reading Projects in Progress
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
I'm married! I've been waiting to write this post because I wanted to make sure all my extended family and friends knew first. Due to several circumstances, (my family had moved out of state, I was struggling to find a job to pay my bills, I was living in a place with no air conditioning in… Continue reading Surprise!
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
Summer is at its height just now! With August just beginning, I imagine that most of you are hurrying to finish all the vacation plans before school starts back up and Autumn returns. I teamed up with HomeAway to write a post about all of my favorite traveling tips, which is what I intend to share… Continue reading Summer Traveling Tips
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
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