Sashiko Placemats


One of my best friends from college married his middle school(!) sweetheart last weekend. I wanted to get them a special wedding present, and I didn’t think there was a better way than making it myself. When I asked them what they wanted, they said placemats in dark blue or red, and that is what they got. This is the project that I hinted at in my last post on sewing tools. Continue reading


Fun new sewing tools!


My most recent make ventured into the territory of quilting. I didn’t make a full blown quilt (that’s crazy talk), but I did some dip my toe into the world of hand quilting. I don’t want to give anything away, as the gift most likely hasn’t been opened yet, but I do want to tell you about some fun new tools that I acquired for the job. Continue reading

A tale of two swimsuits


My swim suit making adventure started two year ago. It all began when I won some swimsuit fabric in a giveaway by Molly of Molly’s Sewing and Garage Sale Adventures in August of 2013. It’s hard to believe I’ve been sewing for over two years now! After getting brave enough to cut into it, and I went with Papercut’s Soma Swimsuit, having seen rave reviews on the internet. Continue reading