Blog Crush: The Quirky Peach

Sally of The Quirky Peach

I think I'm going to make these "Blog Crush" posts a thing. They are  just so many amazing seamstresses out there, but some are particularly inspiring for their fearlessness or love of the craft. I would like to celebrate those bloggers and share them with you. I hope you will send me links to some of your favorites! But today, I want to quickly … [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...]

Digging Through The Archives

Handmade Cotton and Leather Strap -

Last Saturday, just as I was dipping my toes into a Very Exciting Project... I got sick. ugh. Sicker than I have been in a long while. I've been taking it pretty easy this week as I work my way back to health. Sadly, I haven't had much energy for sewing, but I took the opportunity to do some blog maintenance. I rolled up my sleeves and dug into the … [Read more...]

Hand Sewing Ideas for Hot Weather – A Link Roundup


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! My family and I left town for Northern Virginia to spend time with one of our god-daughter's and her family. When I got home I realized I had not done a single stitch of sewing all weekend, and, amazingly enough, it didn't kill me. crazy. If I had found a spare moment amidst all the visiting and watching of 7 … [Read more...]

A Winter’s “Spring Cleaning”


The Word of The Week is... PURGATION  Last week, something clicked in my brain. It was like a fog had lifted and I finally could take a good hard look at the way I have been lived. I'm not sure what triggered it. Maybe it was finally getting the pattern in the shop, or that Gladys' first birthday is approaching and we are leaving that intense newborn … [Read more...]

We All Sew

WAS Small Button

I was recently listed as one of We All Sew's Favorite Blogs! Sew Fun! :) If you haven't checked them out yet, you should. Their site is chock full of fun articles, interesting Facebook pages, blogs, and video tutorials. … [Read more...]

Inspired Reading: Fashionistas

I would like to start out by saying I don't consider myself to be very fashion forward.  I was never the best dressed in high school. Then, I lived in jeans and a t-shirt when studying computer science.  Soon after graduation, I moved to a small blue collar town and have been pregnant and/or nursing ever since  When I started out in my garment sewing … [Read more...]