I was in need of some work-appropriate items. Enter the Flint trouser by Megan Nielsen.
The Cypress Cape by Sewaholic hasn't been getting a lot of attention in the sewing blog world. The style probably isn't for everyone, but the fact that it's different and interesting is why I was drawn to it in the first place. Nevertheless, it took me a long time to actually sew it, despite… Continue reading Cypress Cape
So with most of my school work and teaching wrapping up for the semester, I'm slowly working through documenting my backlog of projects. First up; my Halloween costume! Admittedly, Halloween is not my favorite holiday, so I haven't been too excited about making costumes for myself or the kids. Until this year :)In case you're… Continue reading Ms. Frizzle dress!
Yep, it's been a while! After returning from Alaska (and purchasing even more land!), school started for the boys, then it started for me (for the classes I take) and a month later school started again (for the classes I teach). Somewhere in there, we did a major remodel in our house and then painted… Continue reading A dress to match a necklace
For Mother's Day, we set out to Santa Cruz for a lovely brunch at Gabriella Cafe (wonderfully adorable place, and worth the drive!). We got to SC early and I could request anything I wanted on my special day, so I made my family take me to Hart's Fabric for a 20 minute, whirlwind shopping… Continue reading Adelaide #2 in double gauze
I don't need to review my year to recognize that I didn't blog a lot this year! I sewed a lot less and had a lot less time to take photos and write posts, just in general. But I sewed more than I reported, so instead of reviewing my "hits and misses" of 2015,… Continue reading Undocumented Garments of 2015
A few months ago, I learned how to make corn tortillas from scratch....just in time to teach a class of 4th graders and then a class of 4 year olds 🙂 After making (and eating) that many tortillas with the kids, I was completely hooked! And after purchasing a press, the obvious next thought was… Continue reading Tutorial: Tortilla warmer
I'd like to say that I needed a new bag to haul all our towels to the beach, but the truth is, I haven't been to the ocean yet this summer (insert sad face *here*). No, this bag is the result of falling in love with this navy-gray canvas with silhouette birds (Birch Flight in… Continue reading Poolside Tote by Noodlehead
It has taken me ages to get up the nerve to write this post. The undies I'm about to talk about and show pictures of are big. BIG. That's the point, really, since I was looking for "bloomers" that could keep me fully covered, and without panty lines, under a knit dress. I found the… Continue reading Dress bloomers: Betty High Waist Panties (and hipster hack)
A a few months ago, with concern for my kids' safety when they're milling around under my ironing board, I bought a sturdier version. My previous board's cover didn't fit the new one, and after only a short while, the new ironing board was showing some serious signs of wear. But when I found this… Continue reading Ironing board recover in Olfa Mat!