Twofer Tuesday 1: Goodies!

As (I hope) I mentioned, this weekend I came home with a nice new array of fabrics, as well as an old Scrabble board that I will find a use for. I am not entirely sure which game board craft to do with the board, but I thought it could be useful, regardless. As forContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 1: Goodies!”

Upcoming projects….but first!

In light of my craftilicious job news yesterday, I rewarded myself with new walking/running shoes and a new crafty book: Improv Sewing. As a new stichin’ bitch, I actually kind of suck at using patterns and seeking perfection, so this book seemed like a great way to maneuver around all of that. I’ve already bookmarkedContinue reading “Upcoming projects….but first!”

Stick a pin in me; I’m done

When I woke up yesterday, I had already decided to take onat least three projects, one of them being a sewing project I have been putting off – a pin cushion. It seemed easy enough, and I thought it would make a good pause between other projects. Hand sewing, for me, can be almost aContinue reading “Stick a pin in me; I’m done”

The Long and Winding Bobbin

I have put off sitting at my sewing machine again, but today I had a few hours to spare, since E was playing Xbox with the guys. I also feel like absolute crap with a throat/chest/nose congestion thing, so sitting in front of a machine seemed like a doable feat. In speaking with my mom,Continue reading “The Long and Winding Bobbin”

I’ve Mustered a Flatline

Welcome to Seattle winter, ladies and gentlemen. If you’ve ever contemplated the consequences of stepping just a tad over the edge of a cliff, you know what every day in Seattle during the winter is like. It’s a constant battle between your self-preservation instinct and your other self-preservation instinct, which realizes that if you have toContinue reading “I’ve Mustered a Flatline”

Chapter 1: Knowing Your Sewing Machine

The first time I ever made a B on a school assignment, I had a mini breakdown that involved writing the letter B on a sheet of paper multiple times and doing whatever I could do to that paper to destroy it. I think toothpaste was involved. Over time, I came to understand that aContinue reading “Chapter 1: Knowing Your Sewing Machine”