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

Selfish Sewing Week {Spring 2015}

Hello #selfishsewingweek!! In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, I thought I'd give you a little introduction to this week of creative fun and inspiration in the sewing world. Sadly, this is my FIRST time participating in Selfish Sewing Week. I've known about it, thought about and even planned on it, but it the spools & bobbins never lined up ... until NOW! Here's how Indie Sew {co-host} describes SSW:: Over the last year, we've learned that the cocktail of a person’s sewing preferences varies widely. Maybe you only sew women’s garments. Or maybe you dabble in a bit of garment sewing and also quilting, enjoying the change of pace from project to project. What we do ... Keep Reading

February {2015} Reads

How is it March?? I'd like to blame the shorter number of days, but really, February was full of real life for me. Celebrations. Trials. Sickness. Sewing. I was more than half was through the month with only one book finished.  But the upside of almost 2 weeks of being sick? Lots of time to read. Which is what I did! So, what did I read this month? One Plus One: A Novel Jojo Moyes This was my first read by Jojo Moyes and maybe I should have started with the MUCH ACCLAIMED Me Before You. I liked this book, the character development was good and the story line was interesting to me, but I didn't love it. I mostly really liked it. I guess that means I have to read Me Before You before ... Keep Reading

Twinkle, Twinkle // Baby “Arthur” Quilt

Despite the lack of activity around here the last couple months ... my sewing room has been buzzing with new creations. I've whipped up four quilts for special little ones and I can't wait to share them with you. I worked on this quilt at the same time as Baby Charlie's Quilt. One of my husband's childhood friends was expecting his first, much-anticipated & wished for, child. His wife told me they were doing a night sky color palette for the nursery and I immediately thought of the Twinkle, Twinkle pattern. It was the perfect fit for both baby boys. In Charlie's quilt, I switched out one of the blues for a red {since his nursery was more of a Americana palette}, but otherwise the ... Keep Reading

January {2015} Reads

January came and went and somehow, I managed to read FOUR books!! Now, some of you may laugh at that number, but it is huge for me. I haven't read like that since before I became a mama ... so, uhm, more than a decade ago! I've shared a book challenge {and the bookmark I created to pair with it} that is encouraging me to read more as well as sharing how I'm carving out more time in my day(s) for reading. So, what did I read this month? Bright Side Kim Holden I don't even know how to put this book into words. I absolutely fell in love with the characters, I wanted to be their friend and hang out with them, they were so endearing. It made me want to be a better person. To be kind ... Keep Reading