Book Review · Tuttle Publishing

Tuttle Publishing Reviews

I’m very excited to share that I will be writing book & product reviews from Tuttle Publishing. In case you are not familiar with Tuttle I wanted to include a link to share more about the company’s background. Tuttle has a unique perspective as a publishing company in that their focus is specifically sharing content… Continue reading Tuttle Publishing Reviews

Minerva Crafts · Sew House 7 · Sewing

Minerva: Tencel Twill Nehalem Pants

Hello there! I’m very excited to share with you about a project that has been on my bucket list, the Nehalem pants by Sew House Seven. When I saw this beautiful Tencel Twill fabric by MILK on Minerva’s site I decided that now is the time to make these pants! They are as comfortable as… Continue reading Minerva: Tencel Twill Nehalem Pants

Janome · Sewing · Tutorial

Janome: Mini-Clip Wallet Tutorial

Have you ever felt like forgoing a large purse or wallet and just carrying around a tiny wallet? This handy project is easy to make and is a fun gift to share. You could tuck a giftcard inside and make a few for teachers or friends. Click the link below for the free tutorial:

Pattern Review · Sew House 7 · Sewing

Pattern Review: Wildwood Wrap Dress by Sew House Seven

I'm very happy to share a pattern review of the new Wildwood Wrap Dress by Sew House Seven. This is a gorgeous wrap dress that I had the pleasure of pattern testing. The construction details are equally stunning on the inside and outside of the dress. An obi-style belt is included in the pattern for… Continue reading Pattern Review: Wildwood Wrap Dress by Sew House Seven

Minerva Crafts · Sewing

MCBN Morgan Jeans Exploration

Hello there! I’m SO EXCITED to share with you about making my first pair of jeans. I sewed the Morgan jeans (by Closet Core patterns) as this month’s Minerva Blogger Network project. I used a 7.5 oz 100% cotton denim fabric for this project and the finished jeans are so comfortable. Customized, handmade jeans have… Continue reading MCBN Morgan Jeans Exploration

Minerva Crafts · Sewing

Minerva: Ripstop Parade of Pouches

Hello there! I really enjoyed sewing with multiple Ripstop fabrics from Minerva this month (and I’m looking forward to sharing about them). The Ripstop that I selected from Minerva is lovely to work with (and it’s inexpensive as well). It’s handy to check which side of the fabric has the water resistant layer, before sewing.… Continue reading Minerva: Ripstop Parade of Pouches

Embroidery · Minerva Crafts · Sewing

Minerva: Embroidered Constellation Table Runner

I’m so excited to share about this project!! I made an embroidered linen table runner with constellation motifs (with two different sizes of sequins and colonial knots). The pattern is from Miniature Rhino for Design Sponge. The materials were gifted to me by Minerva for writing this post. For lots more details, check out the… Continue reading Minerva: Embroidered Constellation Table Runner

Halfmoon Atelier · Pattern Review · Sewing

Pattern Review: the espadrille kit LEATHER SANDALS by Halfmoon Atelier and A Happy Stitch

Hello there! I’m very excited to share about making my own pair of leather sandals! I had never made a pair of outdoor shoes before so I was very excited to make these. I followed the pattern, THE ARTIST SERIES Espadrilles kit: -Shoe Making D.I.Y. inspired by Leather Espadrilles from Halfmoon Atelier (available as a… Continue reading Pattern Review: the espadrille kit LEATHER SANDALS by Halfmoon Atelier and A Happy Stitch

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review · Sewing

Minerva: Roll top insulated lunch bag

I’m excited to share about my latest make with Minerva, a Rolltop lunch bag with wool batting (for insulation). I’ve seen this type of roll top dry bag in kayaking & hiking applications. This project was a fun experiment to test handmade lunch bag designs for my kids. I made this version to test using… Continue reading Minerva: Roll top insulated lunch bag

Overdye · recycle

Dying Fabric with a Washing Machine

I find in the summer I enjoy dying fabric, yarn, clothing, etc. I've found a local interior design shop that discounts fabric in a remnant section of their shop. This means that you can find nice fabrics, occasionally in large quantities, at a deep discount. Two years ago I picked up 6 yards of a… Continue reading Dying Fabric with a Washing Machine