A Bunny in a Bubble Pocket - a Free Pattern and Tutorial.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Today quite a few of the sewing/DIY bloggers are honoring Anne Weaver of Craft Gossip. Jessica of the Sewing Rabbit is the mastermind behind the idea, and I think it was great of her to organize it. If you haven't been to Craft Gossip, it's a great source of inspirational projects and tutorials. Anne featured quite a few bloggers, including me, and we are grateful for her support. My project was featured when I had been blogging for a very short period of time, and it brought a smile to my face. Thank you.

The Senna Tote

Monday, February 9, 2015

This was the first Senna tote (the second one is here) that I made for the Quilt Market that happened, well, a while ago. The fabric is from the gorgeous line by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics, Handcrafted. The fabric is truly handcrafted, it's hand painted.  The bottom of the bag is made from linen, also from Andover Fabrics.

Take One Dress

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A while ago I was one of the participants in the Take One Dress series. Today, I am bringing my post home, because Victoria posted her version of the inspiration dress I gave her. It's so cool what she did, I Love it. Go check it out. :) 

Pretty in Peplum Shirt and Kudzu Pants

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you had a relaxing break! My first post this year is not about something I made this year. As a matter of fact, I made the pants in August and wouldn't let Ania wear them because I wanted to make a shirt to go with the pants. Good thing I did, I love the pants and if I waited any longer, they would have been too small. Oops.


Monday, December 8, 2014

I have decided to participate in Sew Mama Sew annual giveaway. I have a fun prize to giveaway:

 - One yard of Robert Kaufman The Cat in the Hat quilting cotton
 - Little Girls, Big Style book by Mary Abreu

Please enter via Rafflecopter below. I will choose a winner on Saturday. Good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Boy Hooded Shirt

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

My oldest desperately needs a few wardrobe additions. He is down to three long sleeve shirts and two sweatshirts. It's cold here. The problem with being able to sew, is that I am too critical of cheaply made clothes and I don't want to spend money on good stuff. Also, I always think, but I can just make it. I can, if only there were more hours in a day. :) I did manage to make one. I plan to make a few more, so prepare to see some boy sewing. 

Sewing with Leather

Monday, November 17, 2014

This might be my favorite thing I've made for myself recently. I was offered an opportunity to choose a piece of leather from the Leather Hide Store to use however I please. I chose three possible contenders on-line first, received three samples and was able to choose what I wanted. I knew exactly what I wanted, I wanted to attempt the Senna Tote with a leather bottom. (There is an awesome giveaway at the end of the post, so if you don't want to read through my ramblings, scroll down to the end)

I am a bit particular about my purses. I don't like faux leather purses, the texture bothers me. They are usually cheaply made, crack and come apart after a few wears. Supple leather, perfect topstitching, interesting shapes and details - I can get behind that. The piece I received from the Leather Hide Store was perfect, it was so soft and rich looking. I love it.