True Bias Hudson Pants

August 1, 2016

ERMAHGERD! I finally made myself some Hudson Pants! This awesome pattern by Kelly of True Bias has been on my radar for a while now …probably years actually, and with a little extra motivation (i.e. my #2016MakeNine sewing challenge and two great…

Introducing the Pixie Wallet Pattern

July 6, 2016

This venture has been a long time in the making and I’m so excited to finally share it with you – I’ve just launched my first sewing pattern! I’ve been talking about releasing my own patterns for years now and it’s taken…

Simply Knitting Magazine Issue 145

May 9, 2016

If you pick up a copy of Simply Knitting magazine this month you’ll see a familiar face! Well, two familiar faces actually because the interview also features Lucille. The article is written by Judy Darley and it’s probably my favorite feature to…

Rosebud Hat by Brooklyn Tweed

April 27, 2016

I taught myself how to knit around Christmas of 2012 and one of my goals for 2016 is to really advance my skills. As I mentioned in my last post, there’s a rather complicated looking hat on my #2016MakeNine list that I’m…

The Better Pictures Project

April 6, 2016

Over the past year fellow blogger Gillian, of Crafting A Rainbow, has been on a mission to learn new camera techniques and take better photos for her blog. In case you missed it, she’s featured me as her sixth and final muse…

Two Lark Tees in Organic Cotton Jersey

March 30, 2016

To follow up with my last post about things I’ve learned sewing with knits, I have photos of me actually wearing said knits! The pattern is Lark, by Grainline Studio, which I just bought online last month and couldn’t wait to make.…

Things I’ve Learned: Sewing with Knits

March 23, 2016

Up until pretty recently I had a Love/Hate relationship with knits. I love wearing them, hate sewing them. Well, “hate” is a strong word, and I certainly don’t dislike sewing with knits anymore, but I used to. I didn’t even have any…

Color Block Tank Top with Buttons

March 9, 2016

Though you can’t tell from my moodily lit photos, it was an amazing SEVENTY THREE DEGREES in Western, NY today. How’s that for an early Spring?! I can’t remember the last time I felt warm while outside and my cats and I…

Nine New Projects for the New Year

December 28, 2015

I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times already, but I can’t believe it’s almost 2016. Where did this year go?! Time flies when you’re having fun? Time flies when you’re getting older? Probably both… but in any case, it’s that time…

Sleep Season Slouch Hat

November 25, 2015

Wooooo! A new knitting project! It’s been quite a while, huh? If you’re a long-time reader you know I love knitting and wearing hats. You also probably know I love a good quick, simple project. So naturally the Sleep Season Slouch pattern…

Cynthia Rowley Shorts – Simplicity 1371

July 15, 2015

I probably picked the worst day to blog about a pair of shorts, since it’s been raining, it’s windy, and it’s freezing, but Hey! New shorts! A cold windy day makes for a good opportunity to wear my new super ridiculous…ly adorable…

Loose Ends Tied Up

July 5, 2015

Thank you, All, so much for your kind words about my latest quilt top! Many of you also had some great suggestions for how I should finish it, since my first attempt to quilt it by myself was a complete disaster. While…

Hollyburn Broken Arrows Skirt

May 18, 2015

Have you ever had a sewing project go SO well that you really don’t have a lot to say about it? I feel like I haven’t had a project like that in a really long time (maybe ever?!), but the Sewaholic Hollyburn…

The Story of Lucille

March 16, 2015

This past Saturday, the 14th, we celebrated six years with this little furry soul mate of mine, Lucille. She’s a huge part of my life (my whole life pretty much revolves around her actually. Yeah, I’m that kind of dog lady!) so…

Carolyn Pajama Shorts

February 13, 2015

Happy Friday! A casual Friday, that is. You’ve seen the new Carolyn Pajama pattern by Closet Case Patterns, right? Well if you haven’t, and you live in lounge clothes like I do, I highly recommend checking it out. When Heather released the…

No Guts, No Glory

January 7, 2015

This is going to be a tendinitis friendly post where I let the photos do most of the explaining for me, but I did want to share a little bit about the “guts” of my latest sewing project: The Crazy 8s Full…

Folk Lure

January 5, 2015

This skirt took me no less than forever to finish. It wasn’t difficult to put together, but there was a lot of “sew a little, then sit and wait” kind of stuff going on with this particular project, which is why it’s…

it was the woodcutter

November 9, 2014

I’ve been on a Miss Fisher kick again and recently watched Season 1 Episode 12 (where Jane dresses as Little Red Riding Hood and Arthur talks of the woodcutter), hence the name of the blog post. I really should have called it…

Adventure Time? Alpaca My Bags!

October 22, 2014

Well I’m back from the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, aka Rhinebeck, and it was awesome!! …and crazy. I was warned that it would be overwhelming and that’s definitely the truth. It’s not necessarily overwhelming in a bad way, but even…

second star to the right

October 14, 2014

I want to thank everyone for your kind words and suggestions on my last post (so many of us have the same favorite shows!!). I’ve been losing my mind not being able to do the things I used to do, especially without…

the island of misfit tunics

October 3, 2014

I have this sad bin in my closet that’s full of forgotten handmade items, much like The Island of Misfit Toys. Do you have a box like this? I can’t bring myself to part with these items yet so they just live…

Clay Sundots

September 22, 2014

I finished this shirt about two weeks ago but hadn’t gotten the chance to take pictures of it until this past weekend. You saw a sneak peek of it already in my tutorial for how to add a western style yoke to…

RJR Blog Hop! Skip! Jump! Quilt

September 12, 2014

Well here’s something a little different, my very first quilt! When RJR Fabrics approached me about participating in their Cotton Supreme Solids Blog Hop, my immediate thought was I don’t really quilt… but that thought was cut short when I realized I…

Western Yoke Mod Tutorial

September 1, 2014

After many requests for a tutorial on how I added western details to the Archer shirt pattern (like I did on this shirt: here), I decided to do my best to walk you through it! A few disclaimers before we get started:…