Category Archives: inspriation

morning sewing

Ninety-nine percent of the time I sew during my son’s afternoon nap. If I put down my phone and resist that obsessive urge to check Instagram one more time, then I can usually bank at least two hours of sewing time. Sometimes, though, by 1:30 in the afternoon, I’m physically and mentally spent. Even when I have […]

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the beginnings of a diaper bag

While languishing next to the air conditioner the other day, I was dreaming of crisp mornings, changing leaves, sweaters, and hot chocolate. In between day dreams, though, I started researching fabrics for the diaper bag I want to make for when the new babe arrives. I plan on using the Colette Cooper pattern, with a […]

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5 indie patterns I’m dying to try

You know when you’re in a sewing rut, and you’re convinced that the remedy is to find new patterns and buy new fabric? Well, that’s me right now. I still haven’t done a stitch of sewing since getting back from Utah a week ago, and I’m itching for something different. So I thought I’d share […]

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winterized inspiration

This is the week when I hook back up with my sewing machine. I finished my Christmas sewing about a week before Christmas and proceeded to take a break from all normal-life projects. And that included sewing. Do you ever need a sewing break? It’s not that I was burned out exactly, but I needed […]

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