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Trio of Pillows

Trio of Pillows

I’m finding myself being pulled away from my sewing room quite a bit these days. While I am feeling the emotional drive to do All The Projects, my body needs me to slow down and rest between these spurts of activity. I am also finding myself occupied more and more with “nesting” projects. Sadly, this […]

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On Pom-Poms and Experimenting

If I have learned one thing while sewing, it is that experimenting and risking failure is the only way to get better at something. I expected to get better at embracing risk in my sewing, and I have, but I am still surprised to find it is trickling over into other areas of my life. I’m finding […]

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Alison Glass Embroidery Design - sewn by sew

Alison Glass Embroidered Pillow

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 […]

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The Sew Fearless Sewing Room Tour

Sewing Spaces Tour

Christina of 2 Little Hooligans was kind enough to invite me into her Sewing Spaces blog series, and so today I have the pleasant challenge of trying to encompass everything that this room means to me in a handful of sentences and a few pretty pictures. Someone who doesn’t have their own sewing space knows […]

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The Nursing Chair Makeover

Folks, I’ve got plans for 2014. Plans for switching the direction of my projects on this blog. I want to get back to the heart of why I decided to learn to sew in the first place. (Bonus points if you have been reading long enough to know what that reason is!) To prepare for […]

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Hexy Clock [An Ikea Hack Tutorial]

The trouble with jumping on the hexy EPP bandwagon is that you start seeing hexagons everywhere – the tile on bathroom floors, road signs, honeycombs, and most recently… a picture of a clock in the new Ikea catalog. (Smycke Wall Clock, image from This clock! Oh man, it isn’t just a hexagon decorated wall clock. […]

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