If you have been on my Instagram lately then you know I've been down and out with a pinched nerve and muscles spasms the past week. I was stuck in bed in pain for a solid week and I am thankfully starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! In the later part of the week I started this Pattern Scout Lulu Cardigan (View A) jacket. It could've been sewn entirely in one night on my serger, but because of my limited time...
I am so excited to show you all my new favorite overallsâ€”the Yanta Overalls by Helenâ€™s Closet! Helen so kindly gifted me this pattern, and then Fabric-Store asked me if Iâ€™d like to try some of their linen (that would be a big fat DUHâ€”â€”Iâ€™m a linenaholic) so I put the two together to help me this lemony, bright, happy pair!
I had been brooding over how I wanted to hack these when I saw the post by @alexandria_arnold on Instagram. She made the straps into those...
That's me. I'd just climbed a glacier with ice axes and crampons. Like a BOSS. Of course that called for big jumps and happy dances!
If you follow me on Instagram you know that my husband and I recently took a 7 day trip to Iceland in August. I posted our daily journey in my stories which will be available to watch in my "Highlights" (on instagram) very soon!
I wanted to talk about it here as well for those that don't navigate the 'gram as...
Have you heard the latest and greatest? Spoonflower-- the company that lets anyone become a fabric designer (like me!)-- now let's you design your own bedding!! What?!?! I have about 1,001 ideas for my own bedding, but for this (sponsored) collaboration with them, I am going to show you how I took my son's drawings and made him the bed of his quirky little dreams.
My son was supposed to be sharing a room with his little brother who is 2. It wasn't...
When I saw that Measure Fabrics had this pixelated fabric I knew it had to be mine. I mean.... I'd already made a crown that went with it, so it deserved to be worn on MY body, and live in MY home.
See??? They were meant to be together!!
......But then I realized that I actually wanted glasses!!!! I wanted them to be a little closer in color scheme, so I got to work with...
When I received my Fat Quarter Bundle of Valori Wells Murmur Fabrics by FreeSpirit Fabrics, I knew immediately what I was going to do with them (they were gifted to me). I had had a vision of a quilted dress for ages. This pack contained so many fun designs and colors that were perfect for doing some color-blocking, patch working, or quilting (whichever term you prefer--- essentially the same thing) on the Saraste Dress by Named Clothing.
When Tabitha asked me to be on her blogger tour for her "Secret Project" I was OVER THE MOON. Anything that Tabitha touches is gold, because she does hard work and has a great eye! Her first pattern is no exception. The Lena Horne makes you want to run and frolic on a summer day, and you feel so feminine and pretty wearing it.
Because I keep my shoulders covered during normal activities (aside from swimming and sports), I chose to draft a little top to go underneath...
Look! My swimsuit has boobs of its own!! Actually they're foam cups. Tricked ya. Megan put great instructions for adding supportive cups in the lining, so I tried it out!
The DAY the Cottesloe swimsuit pattern was released by Megan Nielsen Patterns, I bought it. When I saw that pattern it was like someone had read my MIND! A swimsuit that held things in place so I could run, jump and play with my kids, but was also cute and flattering? Sign ME UP! (So I did.)
A Pile of beautiful striped fabric and a washi-tape wall. What will become of these?
After making this dress, I looked at that wall (that normally pains my eyes) and saw striped potential. I busted out a bunch of washi-tapes I'd bought in Japan and got to work making striped magic!!!!
When I received this gorgeous striped silk cotton from Measure Fabric---- I was floored. It looked pretty in the photos, but the "hand" was even better. It was flowy, had a slight texture, and just...
This is how excited I was when the crew over at Spoonflower came to visit me in my studio back in March! Say what?? Yes! They drove over from North Carolina and got a hotel TO INTERVIEW ME!!!?????!!!!???!!?!?! How is this my life?? In a stroke of luck, I happened to lose my voice the day before, thanks to a high pollen count in the air and allergies. You can hear me struggle through talking in the interview over here;)
I had a vision for...