Sweet Relief

hexy quilt in progress

I had been running on pure adrenaline for so long that now that the figurative fire has been extinguished from under my family’s figurative butt at the beginning of December, I’ve been wandering around in a daze. You mean I have a husband on the weekends? You mean we aren’t spending every waking (and sleeping) moment worrying whether our collective superhuman efforts toward his schooling this past year, despite having moved , had a baby, Andy’s full-time job too, and parenting a handful of young children, was in vain? You mean he is done DONE? My poet, my love, will be smacking a big ol’ M-Freakin’-F-A onto his curriculum vitae in just a couple of short months.


oh sweet relief.

I want to coast for a while in this place. As we figure out what it’s like to be… normal, I’ve been taking it pretty easy in the sewing department – keeping Christmas projects to a minimum, postponing a stress-filled dress project, and picking up knitting needles again.


I like the idea of starting fresh this coming new year. I want to shift my focus back towards learning garment sewing, and now that I interact with you all in so many spaces (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) I am brainstorming how to best utilize each of those spaces to their advantage. For example, why make work-in-progress posts on the blog when I can share those fun steps on Instagram? Or how necessary is a regular posting schedule? These are things I am wondering as I avoid taking the time to photograph the few projects that I have completed recently.

felt stockings

I wish you all peace and joy this advent.

Attack of the Pajama Eaters 2012!

Funky Monster - SewFearless.com

I want to thank you all for your sweet comments and encouragement on my last, rather depressing, post. I like to keep it real as much as I am able on this blog and sharing my “failures”, while a little scary, was incredibly cathartic. Now that I’ve processed through the disappointments, I am able to get back to the heart of this holy time.

That being said…
I did manage to finish up a few more gifts – including these four Pajama Eaters.

Four Pajama Eaters - SewFearless.com [Read more...]

I Am Failing At Christmas

I am failing at Christmas.

unfinished Christmas tree

There will be no Christmas Cards sent, cookie exchanges attended, nor thoughtful packages of cookies distributed to new neighbors. No Christmas lights have been hung on our house, or adorable DIY wreath on our door. I only have 3 stockings for my 4 children, and I hate them (the stockings, not the kids). I am failing at Christmas.

Family Photo - Fall 2012

(Wouldn’t this have made a cute Christmas card? oh well.)

Our gifts aren’t all bought and they should have already been mailed off to faraway family in time for Christmas. I don’t even have a clue of what to give them. I am failing at Christmas. [Read more...]

Giving the Gift of Sewing to a Child

Not content with brainwashing my own children into loving sewing, this Christmas I’ve decided reach out to my nieces, aged 7 and 9, as well. For their gift, I’ve put together a complete sewing kit. In my mind, this will make me the coolest auntie ever. I hope the girls (and their mom) agree. We shall see. [Read more...]

Christmas Bathrobes

More Christmas presents finished up! These I can share because I don’t think any of my kids are subscribed to my blog. heh. If I keep sewing at this rate, maybe I will have time to get around to making some stockings this year. (Please? )


I know Christmas PJs are a pretty common gift, but I happen to be a fan of Christmas Bathrobes. They get more use in my house. [Read more...]