Monthly Archives: January 2015

what I’m into {January}

Happy Friday, lovelies! Today I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer and talking about the things this month that I’m loving. (And after my 2-year-old was diagnosed with pinkeye yesterday, I’m needing to focus on the lovely things!) :: MAC highlighter and blush. I’m in love with these products. I bought them with some gift card […]

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magazines, leggings, and crotches

I’ve been loving the sewing magazine Seamwork. Its launch was back at the beginning of December, and the content is entirely free. For a small subscription fee, you get two new PDF patterns with each issue. These patterns are intended to be quick, 3-hours-or-less projects. January’s issue included a pattern for leggings that I love. I think they’re […]

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hello, Friday

I have done literally no sewing all week. See, I made this week Potty Training Week for our resident toddler, and it has thrown us both for a loop. I can’t tell if we’re right next to a breakthrough, or closer to a breakdown. I’m trying to trust my gut on this, but can’t yet […]

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the I-told-you-so dress

Yes, yes, muslins are good. I’ve come to terms with that now. Despite my reckless impatience, I made a muslin for the bodice of the Dahlia dress (which was definitely a good move, because I’ve seen issues with the neckline floating all over the interwebs on this one). But because of my reckless impatience, I thought that […]

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the fourth annual New Year’s cake

Three years ago, I was thick in the January blues. After I took down my decorations I decided to make a cake for the new year. The next year, I bought a coral cake stand on a whim at Target at the beginning of January. Once again in the throes the holiday letdown, I saw that perfect […]

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