If you, like me, are a fan of sewing blogs (an assumption I feel it's safe to make, seeing as how you are reading a sewing/crafting blog right now) you are undoubtedly aware of the #MakeNine challenge. I'm pretty sure it started through Instagram but, as I am an old fuddy-duddy who is not on … Continue reading There Can Be Only Nine
I've been doing a pretty good job of keeping on top of my "To Make" list for Handmade Christmas this year. As previously mentioned, I've managed to knock out most of the really big items (phew!) and have been working on the ones that take a lot less time and effort for me (read: anything … Continue reading We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program
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