Peruvian Woven and Leather Baby Booties

peruvian woven and leather baby shoes - sew fearless.com

Goodness! It feels so good to be back in the sewing saddle again. It takes a bit more negotiating hobbling around on crutches, but it is manageable because I have an organized sewing space with my tools close at hand. I attended a baby shower yesterday for a lovely friend of mine. She is welcoming her first boy after five girls. Her joy at welcoming … [Read more...]

Blog Crush: Cashmerette

Jenny of Cashmerette

To make up for the depressing lack of time spent sewing in these last two months, I thought I would take the time to highlight a new blog crush of mine. (source) Meet Jenny of Cashmerette. (source) In her posts, she exudes fearlessness, a thirst for knowledge,  a generous heart (she makes clothes for her friends and family!), and good humor. … [Read more...]

Slow Progress

Embroidery sewn by SewFearless.com, pattern by Alison Glass

Sheesh! That was a depressing post to leave hanging out on my blog. I thought I should bump it down with a little update to say Thank You So MUCH for all of your prayers and words of encouragement. I am slowly improving. I am healing well from surgery and only need pain meds on occasion, which means I have my brain back! And I am able to do things … [Read more...]

Broken

embroidery

I broke my leg. It's strange how one minute my life is full of plans for the summer and near future - swimming with the kids, sewing clothes for myself, home redecorating ideas, gardening.... - and then the next minute all those plans are shot. We were away from home for the holiday weekend visiting family, the kids in heaven running around my … [Read more...]

Stand Up Marker Pouch

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I've been obsessed with these marker pouches since I saw Lorainne pin them, and I am so happy that she figured out the details and posted a tutorial just in time for Father's Day. It calls for some truly clever and fiddly construction. Of course, my stitching is not the precise perfection that her's is, but I couldn't have been prouder to give these to … [Read more...]

Road Tripper Duffle Bag

Road Tripper Duffle - pattern by Betz White, sewn by SewFearless.com

I was one of Betz White's pattern testers for her Road Tripper Duffle Bag. It was fun being on the receiving end of a bag pattern again, especially for a designer of Betz' caliber. She has thoroughly impressed me with the clarity of her written directions, even in the "rough" edit that I worked with. Duncan was the muse for this project. He is … [Read more...]

A Quilt For Teacher

Baby Quilt for a Teacher

Normally, I don't do much for teacher gifts -  a little potted basil with a family recipe is my go-to. However, some teachers are just so amazing and loving that you want to do a little more, and when you have the perfect charm pack in your stash, and Amazing Teacher is expecting a baby, a baby quilt nearly makes itself. Quilt Top - "School Days" by … [Read more...]

Ugly Pants

ugly pants

I suck at fitting pants, and I need help. phew. I'm glad I got that out. It is just that it is kind of awkward to admit when you made a public declaration that you were going to figure out how to do fit this year. These are my attempt at making the trouser pattern from Sandra Betzina's Pants Fitting class. It was a pants style I wasn't excited about … [Read more...]