I have been wanting to film some video tutorials for awhile. This morning I had an email question about fusing the peltex in my Barrelette Clutch pattern, and since I had a stack of Barrelette clutches to fuse for my handmade shop, I decided what better time than now to start?
We are slowly decorating our house. It’s a long process because of the expense and plus we are wishy-washy about what we really want. However, I have known for over a year what I wanted to do for the curtains in my daughters’ room. I found an example on Pinterest and wanted to replicate it. They have a large window with a big arch and I wanted
Well we’re starting the third month of the year and I haven’t posted for awhile. I worked on some pattern tutorial videos today but I realized that I couldn’t handle posting those until I had finished posting my sewing for the last couple of months. Things. Must. Stay. In. Order! :)
Each season as the weather changes I evaluate my kids’ clothes with them and figure out what they’ve outgrown
We usually have a church Trunk or Treat around a week before Halloween, so I had a deadline for finishing my kids’ costumes. But first, before the Trunk or Treat, we had a fun Harry Potter festival to attend with my in-laws. I made my kids’ costumes a few years ago, but I’ll still post
After my latest pattern release, the Round the World Purse, I got started on my handmade stocking side of my business. I didn’t sell stockings last Christmas, but thankfully still had a several half finished from the season before, so I was able to whip up a bunch quickly. If you want
It’s been a busy year for me! My baby turns 1 in a few days and I decided this past year to take some time off from my handmade and pattern business and just enjoy life with a baby, three older kids, and no part-time preschool job. A few weeks ago my older three kids all started school and that made it much easier to finish up my most recent pattern
It’s still in the high 70s or 80s each day, so my kids haven’t needed any of the fall clothes I’ve sewn them so far, but I have lots of sewing plans in the next few months, so I tried to get all the fall sewing out of the way. My kids are pretty good for tops. All they needed was
Summer is not my favorite time of year. I like my personal space and solitude and having so much family togetherness wears on me! I'm looking forward to the end of the month when three of my kiddos are in school full-day. No more noon preschool pickups for the first time in years!
I did get a lot of sewing done amid the summer fun and craziness.