Back in December, my friend Rose and I got together to DIY some headbands inspired by Kate Middleton. We hope people will find this tutorial to be a nice distraction during this time of social distancing. You can find it on Rose's blog, Royal Caffeine, here. Let us know how we did in the comments.… Continue reading DIY Kate Middleton Hat Band
Around this time last year, I started working on a dress to wear to a dear friend's wedding. Since I know what I like, I resorted to using my go-to pattern for special occasion dresses- Christine Haynes' Emery Dress pattern. However, this time I wanted something a little different than my previous versions, which I… Continue reading Embroidered Floral Emery Dress
It all started with some remnant yarn. I have a few jars full of fingering weight yarn leftover from sock projects that I didn't know what to do with so I decided to cast on this Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry sometime last year. I began with this dark purple yarn I bought… Continue reading Find Your Fade x 2!
During the month of January for the past few years, I've found myself newly unemployed after coming off of working on a Christmas show. Having missed most of the Christmas celebrations with my family due to work, I usually feel a mix of what I'll call post seasonal Christmas spirit along with a vivid sense… Continue reading 2019 Christmas Gift Roundup
I've never understood the point of short sleeved sweaters. Weren't sweaters supposed to keep you warm? But then I came across Jacqueline Cieslak's Rift Tee pattern and my life changed. I saw the sneak peaks on Instagram and I knew I had to make it. I had just made her Ursa Sweater and really enjoyed… Continue reading My Rift Tee Plus Knitting Project Bag Tutorial with Free Pattern!
A couple weeks ago, I got together with my best sewing friends for a day of fabric shopping, lunch and ice cream. We also went to the farmer's market and I tried a lame attempt at #posingwithproduce since the squash I bought matched my skirt. To make one of these skirts for yourself, you can… Continue reading Paperbag Waist Skirt Tutorial
Every year, I exchange Christmas gifts with my college friends, Hannah and Erin. Since we finally have a suitable apartment to invite guests to now, I decided to host this year. I had a Christmas paper flower wreath kit from Paper Source in my stash that I hadn't gotten around to yet and then while… Continue reading Cake and Crafting Party!
Last year I took part in the Restyling Exchange challenge hosted by @amynicolestudio and @pilar_bear and I had so much fun doing it. But this year I was extra excited when they announced the option of choosing our own partners. I obviously chose my friend, Erin, of Poetic Memory Sewing, who I've known since college.… Continue reading Restyling Exchange 2019
One of my father's favorite pastimes is treasure hunting at flea markets. We went to just enough when I was a kid that he passed this passion down to me but I don't think it was ever anywhere near as many as he would have liked. He was a constant flea market bargain hunter before… Continue reading Brimfield!
I was looking for a simple, long term knitting project that I could easily unwind with at the end of a long day of work. I discovered Lost and Fawn's designs after stumbling upon an Instagram post last year about a sock knit along she was hosting along with Mockingbird Fiber Co. for her Slacktide… Continue reading Bennet Sister Shawl