Monthly Archives: September 2014

the confidence get-up

I just got a new job at church. And when I say job I mean assignment. So in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the entire organization is a lay clergy. Every job from the nursery leader to the bishop (the equivalent of a pastor) is volunteer. And I just got asked to move from […]

Posted in Colette Patterns | Tagged , | 9 Responses

ushering in fall

First things first, congratulations to Jasmine–you’ve won the Threads Sewing Guide giveaway! Look for an email from me in your inbox. I hope I’ve convinced all of you that you need your own copy, so head here to buy one. Think of it as a National Sewing Month gift to yourself or something. Hello, fall, hello!! Up here in […]

Posted in more domesticity | Tagged | 1 Response

4 things I learned from the Threads Sewing Guide

Today is the last day for you to enter the giveaway for the Threads Sewing Guide! So to round off this lovely giveaway week, I’m going to tell you four (of the many) things I’ve learned from the Threads Sewing Guide. 1. Ease This book taught me about ease: what it is, why it’s important, and how to […]

Posted in bookshelf, giveaway, sewing techniques | Leave a comment

a sewing manifesto

Did you know that September is National Sewing Month? I think that’s awesome. To commemorate the month, I present you today with my sewing manifesto, or Why I Sew. Sometimes when people find out that I sew clothes, they ask (with a fair amount of incredulity), “Does sewing really save money?” And no, it doesn’t. […]

Posted in blogging, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Sew Bookish!: the ultimate reference

Happy Monday, and welcome to another installment of Sew Bookish! Growing up I was that kid. You know, the kid who couldn’t wait for school to start. I loved shopping for school supplies, and despite the hefty price tag, secretly enjoyed navigating the campus bookstore in college. Back-to-school season is my favorite. So today I get to […]

Posted in bookshelf, Sew Bookish | Tagged | 28 Responses