so you want to know the best part about planning a wedding? everyone wants to help!
early on in our engagement my nieces indicated a strong desire to contribute to the wedding. my mom came up with an idea: have them make pot holders as favors for the guests. Read More
more back to school sewing! Read More
I knew one of the flower girl dresses would need to be my favorite oliver + s pattern: the library dress, and who better to make it for than my rough and tumble namesake etta? 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
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
when I was in portland this past weekend nora and etta put on their new bee mine dresses and we went for a walk around the block. 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
if i had one regret about my 2015 sewing it's that I didn't make enough for my older nieces nora and etta. at 5 and 7 they are a tad pickier than 3 year old maya and baby neela.)so I promised myself the first project of 2016 would be for them.
when oliver + s announced their pattern mash up challenge I knew I had to try it. so over the next few weeks of commuting i developed a vision came together that combined four different oliver + s patterns. Read More
maya has developed quite the fashion sense, we're calling it 'ragamuffin chic'. (see her second birthday tunic in there?) Read More