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
following up from yesterday's post on all the skirts and dresses i made in 2015, today i'll recap all the tops i made this year.
i'm especially excited about this post because with the exception of all the tops i made in 2015 were patterns i hadn't sewn before this year. Read More
this week i'll be recapping my projects from 2015 and taking about some of my plans for early 2016. today i'm kicking it off by talking about the skirts and dresses i made this year. Read More
yesterday i talked about my desire to have less fabric, which means i made one of my goals for 2015 to sew through all my good but not great fabric.
today i am going to talk about the other goal I set for myself in 2015: sew more knit fabric. Read More
for 2015 i made myself two sewing resolutions. over a few posts i will share them as well as a third i'm adding for 2016.
my first resolution is to have less fabric.
crazy right? Read More
today I am going to share the things I've sewn for this sweet girl.
when sammie told me she was having a girl last September I immediately got to work on my future niece's wardrobe, because as a fellow youngest sister I didn't want her to be left out. Read More
as previously mentioned my hippie parents didn't enforce a lot of rules.
however there were guidelines they, well really my mom, believed everyone should follow: always drive slower and more carefully than you feel is necessary (especially in bad weather), perform at least one random act of kindness each and every day, don't leave candles or anything that burns unattended (better yet just don't burn anything inside), and always say thank you. Read More
it's pretty obvious i love all 49 of my oliver + s patterns (94 if you count each size), but according to all the podcasts about blogging one should do 'list posts' so here it goes: Read More
while i ponder the all too quick passage of time we're gonna finish off back to school week by talking about the skirts i made nora and etta for the first day of school.
since this was etta's first year I let her call the shots. bucking tradition (she's a firecracker my bo betta) she requested a skirt as opposed to a dress. naturally i saw this as an opportunity to try a pattern i've had for a while, but haven't yet sewn: the hopscotch skirt by oliver + s. Read More