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Wearing History Trousers

We are just back from a very short weekend trip to Palm Springs. I have a lot of exciting things planned for this blog (I am ready to get re-involved and make it the space I originally set out for it to be!), but I will get into that a bit more in my next […]

40s Peasant Blouse

It has been such a long time since I sewed anything for myself. Wait, let me correct myself; it has been such a long time since I finished sewing anything for myself. This simple peasant top took nearly a year to complete, but I dug it out from under 20 or more articles of clothing […]

A Navy Dirndl Skirt

I finished sewing this skirt earlier in the week. It is actually the second one I have made, and was such a snap to sew up. I think it is my absolute favorite style of skirt, it is pretty and so comfortable. This one was made of a lightweight cotton lawn in navy, which is […]

Starting the Bow-Tied Blouse

Well, sorry for another long absence. My excuse this time around is a broken computer (again!). Every time I have computer issues I seriously consider swearing off all technology, or you know, switching to a Mac. I have had nothing but bad luck with the past three computers I have had. Over the past week, […]

Patchwork Pillow

I am so excited that I finished my first sewing project since Lucy was born. I have lost a lot of weight since she was born and really want to sew myself some clothes. I told myself I needed to finish the projects I already have started before I can do anything for myself. Two […]

Mei Tai

I said it would never happen, but it did. Yesterday after seeing pictures a pregnant blogger posted, I found myself missing my big pregnant belly. I was so sure throughout my entire pregnancy, and ever since giving birth that I would not miss it once it was gone, but I did. For a brief moment […]

Baby Doll Bath

I want to say a big thank you to all you before I begin today’s post….just in case a baby comes and I forget later! I really feel so lucky to have so many amazing readers, this pregnancy has been real proof of that. Everyone’s kind words, advice, and personal stories have really made the […]

Crib Quilt

The quilt is finished! It feels so good to finally cross something off my baby to-do list. Russ and I went and picked out this blue/green fabric for the back of the quilt over the weekend. It took a little more work to decide on the color of bias tape to use around the edge. […]

Quilting and Getting Things Done

I have made quite a bit of progress on the crib quilt so far. I have all the squares sewn together, and need to go shopping for a fabric for the opposite side. The quilt is 32”x52”. I think it will be an appropriate size for the crib, which is about 27”x52”. Now that I […]

A Quilt for Baby

This week’s crazy idea was to make a quilt for baby. I had browsed Etsy a few times, as well as the thrift shops, but was finding nothing I liked for her crib. After seeing some beautiful (but pricey!) quilts on Etsy, I decided to give it a stab. On a whim I bought several […]

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