It's Day 2 of my Spring Break, which does NOT coincide with my kid's break. That means I have a list a mile long of sewing projects to work on and an empty house for the entire day! BUT, in honor of the April 1st holiday, my sly little 8 year old son locked my… Continue reading Joke’s on me (and then on him!)
After seeing Rae's recent maxi-dress, I was reminded that I had an unfinished item glaring at me in my sewing room, with fabric purchased from way back when she first posted about this great striped knit. I'm calling this my Carpool Dress, since it's a comfy yet ladylike dress that one might wear if one carpooled.… Continue reading Carpool dress
Skirt week Top Ten! (Vote today!)
Hooray! My "Little Birdy Skirt" made the Top Ten for A-Lines in the Skirt Week at Crafterhours. How exciting! There are some really beautiful skirts in there, so even if you don't vote for mine, please go support these incredible seamstresses in all their hard work! (Vote here! Today!)
The anticipation! After three silk muslins, the good stuff was finally cut into and sewn. I'll be revealing photos of the finished silk blouse soon in my first post as an official Guest Blogger for Britex Fabrics!
So I started back to teaching this week, very part-time, but working nonetheless. Sewing (as well as many other things) gets shifted into low(er) gear this time of year. Which is hard, since I have so many projects on my to-do list! Now, we're into the must-dos on the list...First up: a door stop.… Continue reading Miscellaneous sewing
Work in progress–Buddy project #2
Despite the heaps of apparel fabric and stack of quilting yardage I have on my to-do list (not to mention pants to hem, tops to alter, etc., etc.), I have not forgotten about the second Sewing Buddy Project. After our fab showing at the last Buddy Project, I definitely don't want to let my buddy… Continue reading Work in progress–Buddy project #2
So exciting! My skirt made the top ten for the Crafterhours Skirt week! There are some beautiful entries, so please go support those seamstresses and vote!
Blouses to go with my light sweaters
"Have fun always carrying around a light sweater!", was the line from one character to another on "30 Rock" the other week. It was mocking a life living in the (San Francisco) bay area, and the reason I'm still chuckling about it is because it is so true! I live in the bay area, and… Continue reading Blouses to go with my light sweaters
Spring 2012 Giveaway Winner!
Random number generator says...T, from Salty Peanut Stitchery is the winner! Thank you to all of the folks who stopped by for the Giveaway, and for all of the good advice for squeezing sewing into a busy life. My favorite (perhaps because I had just started to implement it) was from MysticMandy. She says:"Here's… Continue reading Spring 2012 Giveaway Winner!
Homemade frozen pizza
Pizza is a weekly occurrence at our place, usually on Friday (like everyone else, right?) Every week, I have the same dilemma--the pizza crust recipe makes two rounds and we only eat one. Sometimes I freeze the uncooked ball of dough, sometimes I par-cook the crust and put in the freezer, sometimes it's baked with… Continue reading Homemade frozen pizza