Monthly Archives: June 2014

the Knitcation contest: my homebody staycation

I have something to confess: I’m boring.¬†What? you say. Someone who loves cake so much can’t possibly be uninteresting? Well, it’s true. And here’s why: travel isn’t my thing. I’ve never been stricken with wanderlust. I don’t have a Pinterest board dedicated to places I want to go. (Though I do have one dedicated almost […]

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the plan-B skirt, also known as the skirt that broke all the rules

Remember that floral cotton I bought a while ago? Remember that I wanted to use it for one pattern but couldn’t, because of the grain? When I bought the cotton, I bought it to use for this skirt. I wanted to make the gathered version with the placket down the front. I even had all […]

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the thing about fabric

The thing about fabric is that it’s wonderful. Any time I come back from a fabric shopping trip or open up a box of yardage¬†ordered online, I feel excited. I love shopping for fabric with something specific in mind, and I love buying cuts of gray plaid that I don’t yet have a purpose for. […]

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when you lose your shears

It’s true. I lost my sewing shears. A week ago last Monday I used them for a quick project downstairs, and I haven’t seen them since. I enlisted my husband’s help to find them, and we searched everywhere: in between couch cushions, under the couch, under the bed, under the mattress, in the sock and […]

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#idhtbptbb: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful I finished a life-changing book the other day. Technically it’s home decor book, but really it’s a life book. And maybe it’s even a sewing book. {The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful, by Myquillyn Smith} Myquillyn, the author of […]

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