WIP it good

September 18, 2015

Well, I’m not gonna lie, the leaves are starting to fall, that smell of autumn is in the air, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are abound and I’m finding it realllllyyyyy difficult to sit behind my computer. The late Summer/Fall season is my absolute favorite so I plan to be outdoors as much as possible, soaking it all up along with the last warmth of the sun before the stark winter of Western New York moves in. One thing I would like to do is bring my camera out with me more often and document some of this favorable season, but until then, here’s a bit of what I’ve been documenting (rather poorly and sporadically) lately…


Block printing! I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to re-open my online shop. I really miss making little things, packing them up, and shipping them off to loving homes. I miss it a lot. So currently I’m working on some small runs of hand printed items for another holiday pop-up shop starting in October. Shown above is a large zipper pouch I recently made in an original print I’m calling Night Messenger.


Next week I finally get to share my latest Archer Button Up (I also really miss sewing button-up shirts!) for the Homestead Fabric blog tour, hosted by Birch Fabrics. I’m super excited about this one! Spoiler alert: There are a lot of really cute sheep involved.

Aside from many physical WIPs, I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of mental Life-In-Progress work, too. You know, reflecting on the self and making goals for the future, etc. The change in season definitely has that affect on me and I’m sure I’m not alone in that sentiment. Getting out, taking walks and enjoying the fresh air is good for the soul. …so is hot apple cider so I’m excited that seasonal beverage is right around the corner, too!


I’ve also been thinking a lot about my handmade wardrobe for Fall and I’ve definitely got some gaps to fill. I really want to try an experiment with a super mini capsule/daily uniform type thing and just sew an Alder, an Oslo, and a pair of leggings over and over and over again. I keep going back to this outfit in my head, and when Jen recently posted her Alder for All Seasons my scheming was only amplified! Last winter I was a hermit shut-in and lived in leggings, those Under Armour style warm-y shirts, and grandpa sweaters. Every. Day.

Now, the only thing missing from that Hermit Bumsville outfit equation is an Alder shirtdress and voila! Super comfy cold weather clothes that are still acceptable for a hermit to wear that one time they actually leave the house 😉

What kinds of things are you working on lately?