Category Archives: Sewing

But I don’t want to share!

I have an absent-minded professor living with me. His name is Jett. Now I know, kids forget things. When I was small, people said to me “if your head wasn’t attached you would lose that, too”.  Luckily I mostly outgrew … Continue reading

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I do love a tote bag

I love making tote bags. Normally once I try a pattern I’m all done with it. But not tote bags. They are just so customizable. And easy. And quick. Really, the recipe for sewing success for me: easy+customizable+quick=sewing I like. … Continue reading

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A tote for every taste

Way back when (in September) I made Kat’s bag. The project had a nice flow. And it seemed like it would be one of those that could look totally different with different fabric. And wow, does it ever! This time … Continue reading

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Gifts, gifts, and more gifts

The holidays are coming, and with it comes that age-old question: Am I going to be that weird relative that gives handmade gifts? Every year I struggle with this question. And I still haven’t found the answer. I have erred … Continue reading

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The price of crafting

This past weekend I attended the International Quilt Market. I was there with a friend who just opened an online fabric store. The sights were impressive, of course. My eyes hurt by Sunday afternoon after looking at so many colors … Continue reading

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The unfortunate reality of making kids clothes

Last year I knit Letty a pair of pants. I thought I made them big enough to make it 2 winters. Guess not.

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A fall dress

Several years ago, before I sewed, a friend gave me lots of yards of red corduroy. She was cleaning out her fabric stash (why she had 4 yards of red corduroy only she can answer), but I was happy to … Continue reading

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