Eleena Dress Pattern Tour




What a pleasure to join with delightful and highly skilled seamstresses to test the new Eleena pattern by Coffee + Thread.  I find that I am hungry for the energy found in collaborative sewing and it seems to spark me into gear (if only briefly). I am struggling budgeting time and especially energy to sit down at my machine, and it was a true joy to  create dresses for my girls.  Thank you Olga!


I am highly impressed with the attention to detail and tireless revisions Olga went through to create this perfected pattern.  Be assured that every specification has been created with exactness.  The dress gives a clean classic 60's vibe with a beautiful inverted pleat with 3 sleeve options and optional collar. The pattern will be on sale for $7 (regularly priced at $9) through March 7th at 11:59 PM EST.

Jack and Jill Colorblock Shirt


Hi Friends,  I want to share with you a beautiful and versitle pattern by Peaches and Peanuts.

A loooong while back, the sewing geniuses at FrancesSuzanne asked me if I would join them in a September Showcase.  They collected a few great patterns from independent designers and asked some amazing seamstresses to sew them up.  All through September they will showcase many great patterns to add to your stash.

I had the honor to sew up the Jack & Jill Colorblock shirt created by Peaches and Peanuts.  It is a classic button-up collared shirt with many variations to create the perfect look.



Diy Cheap and Easy Wall Art
























This is such a great technique to add DIY interest to your home.  It is perfect on so many levels.

1. It is easy. (7 year olds completed today's project)
2. It is cheap. (the more creative you get, the cheaper is is)
3. It is unique!

We followed the same technique as the make do and mend art from a while back.

Shrinky Dink Valentine's




Today's project is a favorite around our house.  We love making shrinky dink art.  There's something magical about watching the plastic curl up and thicken.  (No, not very poetic.... but you'll see.  It is cool!)