That is the number of handmade gifts still on my "To Make" List. I was able to check off the twelfth one last night, around 9:30. That might seem like a daunting number of handmade items still remaining, and in some ways you might be correct, but I take solace in the knowledge that I've … Continue reading And Then There Were Sixteen
I've been chipping away at my "to make" list for Handmade Christmas, and I'm happy to say that I've finished five items, and have five more solidly in the "in progress" column. The best part of the in progress tasks? Two of them are sewing crafts, which tends to be the easiest for me to … Continue reading Making Progress
A wrap dress, that is. I bought the Cashmerette Appleton dress pattern a few months ago, and knocked the first one out over the course of a single evening, using a very lightweight cotton jersey with a large-scale floral print splashed across it. I didn't have to make a single alteration to the pattern, which definitely … Continue reading That’s A Wrap!
I've been busily working on a couple of different projects -- Christmas presents! Bridesmaid dress! Halloween costume! -- but haven't stopped to take pictures of any of them yet (and probably can't share any on the Christmas present front, anyway). I hope to have get a couple of shots of the finished bridesmaid dress, as … Continue reading Three Things
A couple of years ago, I started making spreadsheets to keep track of handmade gifts, holiday events, and pre-holiday chores that needed to be done. Yes, I'm sure that sounds extremely boring for most folks, but it has actually helped me see the progress I'm making -- which helps when you're four days out from Christmas, … Continue reading Making a List, Checking it Twice
Two weeks ago, Robert and I flew up to Maine for an end-of-summer vacation. We hadn't been up there for four years, and decided it was past time for another visit. Robert's sister lives in a small town near the coast, and kindly let us stay in her guest room for a week. I've always … Continue reading Taking a Break
...two things I don't typically wear. I mean, I wear green, but not seafoam green. I don't know many people who do, outside of Miami Vice re-runs and kitschy Florida restaurants. But that is where I find myself with today's make. This was my first item for Tribute Month, and my second installment of the Cashemerette … Continue reading Seafoam and flamingos