An Intentional Match

When I was in college, I started my first blog and called it Callie’s Closet. This was when blogs were starting to become a “thing” and I thought I’d give it a go. At first, I struggled with finding my voice–I constantly kept thinking about who I was “talking to” instead of just kind of […]

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Add Some Lace

Seriously, I don’t know what it is with me and kimonos. I just really love them as a little something extra to add on. So with that, I bring you another kimono (and don’t you worry, I have another one or two to share after this ;) ) Sometimes when I spot fabric I like […]

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Red, White Ruffle, and Blue

It’s officially Memorial Day weekend and I’m not sure about the rest of you but I usually find myself wearing my American pride with a tri-color ensemble of some kind. As it is nearing the end of #memademay and Memorial Day is around the corner, I wanted to bring out this white ruffle skirt I […]

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Silver & Gold

I told you there was more shiny coming! I said it once (or twice) and I’ll say it again. I’m into the metallic fabrics this year. I’ve sewn more than one (or two) pieces from shiny fabrics this year. They just add a little extra somethin’ somethin’. But I think the greatest thing about metallic […]

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Winter Cozy

It’s that time. Time to start cozying up for winter. The cold kind of stinks, yeah…but that just means there’s all this opportunity for warming up and staying toasty :) To be honest, in the winter I am often donning a hat and scarf when I’m sitting at my sewing machine and with tea or […]

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Nuts for Dyeing

I’m not going to lie, I have realllllly enjoyed this beautifully warm “Fall” we’ve been having. Only this week has it actually begun to feel like a more typical Fall with some colder temps. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Fall…but I am also quite the freeze baby–so the warmer it is for longer, I’m […]

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From Summer to Fall

Don’t get me wrong, I love Fall and think it’s a great season–probably my favorite–but this year, I’m just not excited for Fall quite yet. It seems like the cooler weather came on so fast this year, whereas other years we often get a nice, drawn out Indian summer well into October. It’s like I […]

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What a Mint

If you’re a designer or maker, you will understand when I say that there are some things you create that feel just a bit more special than the others. Maybe it’s a project that you dreamed of and made it come to life, or maybe it was something you had a long-time idea for and […]

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White Cotton Dresses

I had a summer sewing resolution this year to make more dresses. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce that I have actually come through with that resolution, thanks in part to the McCall’s #V9253 contest from my last post, and also thanks to the fact that I’ve been a little bit better […]

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Dressing for the Summer

I’m sitting here writing on a verrry brisk August evening, and I’m trying to think of where the summer time went. Oh yeah…I was sewing. I’ve sewn a LOT this summer, and honestly haven’t been able to keep up with posts the way I intended. Included in one of these summer sewing projects has been […]

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