First Make of 2019

This past week, I have been sewing quite a bit more than I had been the past month or so. I’m not sure if it was just the holidays and the busy-ness, or if I was just at that inevitable stage in my creative process where I needed a little hiatus. I guess it was […]

Read More First Make of 2019

New Year, New Light

I know New Year’s Day was already a week ago, but I often spend that week really reflecting on the past year and what sort of changes I’d like to make in the upcoming year in order to progress. We all just want to keep moving forward, right? But in order to move forward, changes […]

Read More New Year, New Light

Black + Belt

Phew… and we still have New Year’s Eve and Day to go! It’s been a pretty hectic month over here, and I’m not sure about the rest of you but Christmas just didn’t feel very Christmas-y this year. I’ve talked with many who feel the same way. What is it about the Holidays that make […]

Read More Black + Belt

Brocade Fever

As the holidays are looming and the snow is falling (literally), I have been pondering the things I would like to make for the upcoming season. Well, I suppose I’ve already started since I’ve been feeling this brocade fever that hasn’t quite broken. I suspect it probably won’t break for a while…I mean, you need […]

Read More Brocade Fever

Rhapsody in Blue & White

My last post brought a couple pieces of frosting, and well…this one does too. There have always been certain color combos I just can’t seem to get away from. Blue and white is certainly one of them. I attribute it mostly to my mom’s collection of delft pottery. Growing up, all the pieces were displayed […]

Read More Rhapsody in Blue & White

Dual Statement

I’ve been a bit MIA from blogging lately. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about sewing and what it means to me, why I like it. And here’s what I came up with: I like to put things together. As I thought more about this, it became clear that it pertains in both a literal […]

Read More Dual Statement

A Gilded Garment

What is it about anything gold and shiny? I mean, really. With fabrics–I’m like a bird attracted to shiny things. I find myself naturally gravitating to the metallic fabrics whenever I go into a fabric shop, and then while handling them I’m thinking about design possibilities and talking myself into reasons for buying said fabrics. […]

Read More A Gilded Garment

Chambray Wide-Legs

It’s not often you get an opportunity to wear pants in the middle of July here in Ohio, but last week there was opportunity. It chilled down a bit and was quite rainy, which meant this light weight pair of high-waisted pants I recently made were actually put to use. I seem to be making […]

Read More Chambray Wide-Legs

Simple Summer Tank

One of the greatest perks of knowing how to sew is being able to re-create things you’ve seen someone wearing, at the stores, on TV, from music, art, etc. I am one who does this OFTEN and is probably what got me going with design in the first place, when I was very young and […]

Read More Simple Summer Tank

Statement Kimono

Sure, it was 95 degrees when we took these pictures, but thank goodness for fun kimonos to throw on in the summer air conditioning! You know how it goes…you’re boiling hot on a 90 some degree day in the middle of summer and all you really want to do is jump in a pool or […]

Read More Statement Kimono