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

Contain It! Blog Hop + Giveaway {CLOSED}

Well, nothing like a deadline to bring me back to the blog. Life has been crazy, crazy fun, but none the less crazy ... keeping me from all things blog related {same story, different day}. Moving on ... I was invited to be a part of the blog hop celebrating the one-year anniversary of the book, Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Accessories. It's written by the mother-daughter team you might recognize as Prairie Sewn Studios. Now I will admit that I was a little intimidated/un-sure of how I'd feel about this style of sewing ... BUT ... I am always looking for ways to challenge and grow in my sewing skills. Just because something doesn't at first glance look like a fit for your style, ... Keep Reading

SSW / DIY Unisex Tee Hack

I recently ordered a super cute graphic tee {is that what you call them? Cute words ... a typography tee might be better ... DO NOT search for graphic tee} online. I was so excited to get it, until I got it and UGH ... the words "unisex" flashed through my mind and I understood just what they meant. The problem? I'm not unisex. I'm a girl. I do not have biceps the size of my husbands, nor do I have a barrel chest, but I do have hips (that don't lie). I really, really, really tried to love this shirt. But I couldn't. Until I had an 'ah-ha' moment. I couldn't return it {should have been clue #2, following the words "unisex"} so I figured I might as well try to hack it into a wearable ... Keep Reading

SSW / Aurora Borealis Tee

 I hate to play favorites, but I have to say that this is quite possibly my favorite handmade clothing item to date. It was one of those times when an inspiration online + a vision in my head + actual execution all came together to = near perfection. {Photo Credit:: Jamie Hudson Photo} Here's a little of the back story: On a whim at JoAnns I bought this sequin covered gray knit {in there 'designer name' section} because it was 50% off making it $5/yd. I bought 2 YDS and stashed it away. On a whim at Target I bought a gray waffle-knit tee for my Sweets because it was 75% making it less than $5. I brought it home and he reminded me he already had 2 other similar shirts. So I stashed it ... Keep Reading