Category Archives: Sewing

Progress is a Wonderful Thing

I haven’t blogged in a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working hard on getting things done. The most important thing we’ve done lately is get the playroom cleared out. Some things we donated and some things we

Progress is a Wonderful Thing

I haven’t blogged in a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working hard on getting things done. The most important thing we’ve done lately is get the playroom cleared out. Some things we donated and some things we

More Pillow Talk

This pillow. This pillow was fun and frustrating and took what seemed like forever. I kept wondering how the person whose work was the inspiration for this (who am I kidding? I stole the idea and might steal some more

More Pillow Talk

This pillow. This pillow was fun and frustrating and took what seemed like forever. I kept wondering how the person whose work was the inspiration for this (who am I kidding? I stole the idea and might steal some more

Upcycled Pillow Part 2

I started on this pillow after my husband graciously donated a pair of old chinos to my “sewing school” (of which I’m the only student). The iron-on gluey stuff didn’t work (lesson for this project: don’t use old crap) and

Upcycled Pillow Part 2

I started on this pillow after my husband graciously donated a pair of old chinos to my “sewing school” (of which I’m the only student). The iron-on gluey stuff didn’t work (lesson for this project: don’t use old crap) and

Upcycled Pillow

The husband came home from work the other day and announced he’d ripped a hole in the seat of his pants. Knowing that I’m trying to teach myself how to sew, he asked, “Do you want them?”… meaning for practice.

Upcycled Pillow

The husband came home from work the other day and announced he’d ripped a hole in the seat of his pants. Knowing that I’m trying to teach myself how to sew, he asked, “Do you want them?”… meaning for practice.

Birds on Branches: The Finished Product

TADA! Here is the birds on branches mobile–hung in the girls’ room last night. It’s overcast today, so the light is crappy (thanks the gods for good cameras and Photoshop), but I wanted to post this before I start on

Birds on Branches: The Finished Product

TADA! Here is the birds on branches mobile–hung in the girls’ room last night. It’s overcast today, so the light is crappy (thanks the gods for good cameras and Photoshop), but I wanted to post this before I start on

Bird on Branch Pillow (and a loose tutorial)

(Updated on Jan 23, 2012 with instructions for making pillow.) More bird themed stuff. This took me all friggin’ day. My first pillow. EVER. Not much more to say except I’m glad it looks like a pillow! Actually, I’m pretty

Bird on Branch Pillow (and a loose tutorial)

(Updated on Jan 23, 2012 with instructions for making pillow.) More bird themed stuff. This took me all friggin’ day. My first pillow. EVER. Not much more to say except I’m glad it looks like a pillow! Actually, I’m pretty

Birds on Branches Mobile

The first step in a series of many…I’m redoing my girls’ bedroom so they can have a space of their own. When I say “redoing” I really mean “finally decorating” (see my About page).  It’s not a really big project,

Birds on Branches Mobile

The first step in a series of many…I’m redoing my girls’ bedroom so they can have a space of their own. When I say “redoing” I really mean “finally decorating” (see my About page).  It’s not a really big project,