remember the #lovewins skirts I made maya and neela?Read More
over the past few weeks my nieces have all gone on trips for spring break.Read More
this little girl turns 8 today!Read More
too much of a good thing? rubbish.
for the holidays victor asked me to put together a wish list of things his family could get me. one of the items i listed was three yards of this beautiful bee print from the cotton + steel mustang collection.Read More
my brother-in-law scott, also known as nora and etta's dad, is a big time hunter and fisher. so when I saw the cotton + steel mustang line, with it's animal and arrow prints, I knew it would be perfect for his daughters.Read More
this is one of two photos i know of where my sisters and i are in matching outfits. okay, there may be a few more if you include pjs, but roll with me here, the point is that by having your children over the course of a decade isn't conducive to dressing them alike.
despite this upbringing this i've made the my nieces tons of matching and coordinating outfits over the past four years. today i'll share a few of my favorites.Read More
when aunt maggie comes to Portland for the weekend a few things change:
- donuts and chocolate milk is a completely acceptable breakfast.
- staying up a little later on the weekend to watch an old school episode of scooby doo is fine.
- teaching your little sister the Star Wars theme counts as both of you practicing the piano.
saturday morning in portland.Read More
while bay area weather is just about always beautiful and perfect my hometown of ann arbor, michigan has some pretty intense winters.Read More
i'm up in portlandia for a few days to see my favorite kindergartner and second grader. today we had a pretty awesome walk to school.Read More
more sewing for skills, and today we're all about means to fasten fabric: buttons and snaps.Read More
i love snaps.
let me say that again for emphasis: i love snaps.Read More
this little girl turns four today!Read More
my obsession with making play food for maya and neela continues...
today i am going to show how i made some play bow tie pasta for them.Read More
the supreme court gives the best birthday gifts.
this year when i woke up on june 26th i found they had ruled that marriage was a right for all americans. that night i opened my present from victor's mom: a package of beautiful fabrics, including this rainbow print. how fitting!Read More
like many in the sewing world, i am on a constant quest to sew my stash. i've even gone so far as to proclaimed my desire to have less fabric all together, and consider myself am midway through a major two year fabric diet.
so today i'm going to share some of my favorite patterns for busting my stash.Read More
vic and i had a super bowl party this past weekend. he spent a week deciding on the menu and the better part of saturday prepping food (don't feel bad for him, he loves cooking).
meanwhile my contribution was cleaning the house, putting the cat in an amazing bow tie, and picking up some flowers from a shop in rockridge.
then I decided to start a new project three hours before guests arrived.Read More
I have quite a few fabric crushes these days. so indulge me for a minute.
(fair warning this is a lot of cotton + steel...and may end with a fabric purchase.)Read More