Miniature Vestments

Chasubles - Miniature Catholic Priest Vestments

I don't often volunteer to do sewing projects for other people, but I was more than willing to make an exception for this project. We are so happy to have the "Catechisis of the Good Shepherd" catechism program available to our children. It is a program based of of the work Maria Montessori that guides the children on their spiritual path to knowing and … [Read more...]

Alison Glass Embroidered Pillow

Alison Glass Embroidery Design - sewn by sew fearless.com

I met Alison Glass' gorgeous designs during the spring Quilt Market and I love her style. So, when I needed an embroidery project to bust my boredom with during August, I ordered her pattern and sent Andy to the store to pick out floss that matched my chair. He did good, didn't he? It is nice to have a visual artist as a spouse. I was especially … [Read more...]

Knit Flower Hat

Little Flower Hat"

  Okay, so this isn't sewing, but knitting is pretty broken-leg friendly and I had some leftover yarn from my green knit hat last winter. Yarn: Shine Worsted in Macaw Pattern: Little Flower Hat  I've discovered that I need to have some sort of pattern in my knitting or else I get too bored. This flower took a few tries before I figured … [Read more...]

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...]