Modern Pillow Set {Tutorial}

Hello and Happy Friday! I know that things have been soooo quiet around here, but there has been a lot happening behind the scenes ... not just crafting a little human (who is due to arrive in less than 6 weeks!!), but sewing up all.the.samples for Robert Kaufman. I am so fortunate to get to work with this amazing company, doing something that brings me so much satisfaction. Do you know what is going on right now? Fall Quilt Market!! What better time to share a new tutorial/pattern I wrote based on designs and fabric by Emmie K. Her new line, Geo Pop Canvas 2, with Robert Kaufman is debuting at market and will be available for purchase late November. Emmie designed a great set of ... Keep Reading

SSW / Hudson Pant {Maternity Style}

If I had a good segway post back into blogging, I'd go ahead and post it now, but I don't ... so let's just jump back in where I left off ... sewing + pregnant. I'm still both as you'll see. In the midst of summer fun and back-to-school, I've been sewing so.many.samples ... which is great, because I love sewing and the more I sew, the more I learn and that's just plain fun. Unfortunately, I've been terrible about taking photos of the samples. Lucky for me (and you) Robert Kaufman has some great photos and I'm hoping to do a round-up of them very soon. Plus I have all things baby to share ... nursery ideas, being 'of advanced maternal age' and fun things like that. I'll try to keep things ... Keep Reading

Indiesew Summer Collection // Hello Summer!!

Is anyone else out there excited to get summer started? We have a just a few more days of school to get through around here (less than 5 days!!) and then we are ready to relax, read, nap, swim, bike, play, nap, read, relax {repeat, repeat, repeat}. With this being our last summer of just my Little and I it's feeling even more precious than the last 5 {school-break} summers. I work hard to be intentional with these days together, balancing freedom from schedules with a little healthy structure. Our favorite thing about summer is being outside, are you with us? So I couldn't help but pick the Poolside Tote as one of my three pattern choices from the Indiesew Summer Collection. I knew ... Keep Reading

Indiesew Summer Collection // Handmade Fashion

Hi guys! Despite my lack of blogging, I have been creating behind the scenes ... sample sewing, catch up projects AND thanks to Indiesew, adding to my handmade wardrobe. When Allie reached out and asked if I'd like to be a part of the Indiesew Summer Collection blog tour I was just coming out of the initial shock of finding out after more than 10 years of waiting, we were expecting our second child. My changing body was at the front of my mind as I picked patterns that I *hoped* would work for me and my summer of maternity wear. I picked 3 "maternity friendly" patterns c/o Indiesew as being a part of the blog tour:: Ella Top / Poolside Tote / Harem Pants I'll be sharing my modified ... Keep Reading

The surprise of all surprises + the gift of all gifts

I don't even know how to begin to put it all into words. I don't even know that I fully understand the full breath of what I am feeling ... Have you ever waited on something for years and years and years? Wanted and hoped and dreamed and at then mourned and grieved what you thought would never be? Only to get that very thing that your heart and soul had longed for and given up on? It's a crazy amazing. That's what I keep saying about the complete surprise of coming home from a wonderful spring break to find out that after almost 11 years {123 months to be exact} I was pregnant. {Pause, Deep Breath} If you don't know my story with secondary infertility, you can read more about it in ... Keep Reading