Hand Sewing at Keeping it Simple

Hi all; I’m over at Keeping it Simple today showing you some hand sewing stitches that everyone who sews garments needs to know. Come on by and say hi! Hooray – you read the whole post! Wanna hang out more? Check out the best sewing pins with me on Pinterest, join our Facebook discussions, get Read the Rest…

At The Sewing Loft

Aaaaand, we’re back to EXTEND. Starting today, I’m going to be extending myself by contributing every Thursday at  The project for January is Pajama Pants – click on the image above and come say hi to me over there!  And check back here in a couple hours, I do have an original post for you Read the Rest…

December Wrap Up

So, despite the busy holiday season, I did manage to accomplish some things. Click on any picture to take you to the post. In December I (top to bottom, left to right) Launched my first paper pattern Accidentally felted a sweater then made slippers out of it Made Bean a V-Neck from my Spoonflower fabric Read the Rest…

Slice of Life Sunday – A Yearly Theme Word

Have y’all ever chosen a theme word or New Year’s Word for yourselves? I stumbled across the concept here last year. Basically it’s a word you choose instead of a resolution, to help guide your choices and decisions for the year. For me it was much easier to stick to (does anyone ever stick to their Read the Rest…

At Keeping It Simple

Today I’m over at Keeping it Simple – come on by to see what my must have sewing supplies are. Hooray – you read the whole post! Wanna hang out more? Check out the best sewing pins with me on Pinterest, join our Facebook discussions, get your daily sewing fix and behind the scenes scoops Read the Rest…

My Favorite Purse Pattern – for Free!

Update: this pattern is no longer available for free (the offer expired 12/31/12) but you can purchase it here. Yup, you read that title right – I am giving my new purse pattern away for FREE for a limited time. How do you get it?  Well, I’m starting a new weekly newsletter for the blog. Read the Rest…

The ABCs of Love

I’m still reeling, as I know many of you are. A friend’s child noted that just as 26 lives were cut short at Sandy Hook Elementary, there are 26 letters in the alphabet. And out of a conversation with some blogging friends was born the idea to act in love and remembrance, to overshadow evil with Read the Rest…

What to say…

I had a Handmade Boy Style post ready to go up today. But in light of the shooting in Connecticut yesterday… I can’t find the words… As a mother of a child about going to kindergarten next year, I can’t imagine… As a former teacher who feels so much sympathy and respect for all of Read the Rest…

New Sponsor – Southern Fabric

Are y’all in the midst of sewing Christmas gifts like I am? I’ve made a couple zipper pouches so far, a hand knit ornament (that I’ll show you tomorrow), pajama pants for the little cousins, and I have some more pouches planned for gift cards. If you’re looking for fabric, I have a new sponsor Read the Rest…