Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sew This Is Christmas

I guess I never realized or fully appreciated the number of hand-made things we have around at Christmas. My mom is one of the craftiest people I know in real life and she had incredible foresight in her crafts. She … Continue reading

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Read in 2011

My goal was to read at least 50% of my¬†LibraryThing.com¬†books marked “TBR”. I did receive more books during the year but I wanted to focus on ones I’ve had sitting unread on my shelf for a while. Here was the … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 6: Bib and Bag

I have made a few things as gifts over the past year. I’m really quite proud of them. This bib and hat were made for a friend’s new baby boy back in June. Both patterns I just searched for on … Continue reading

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The Perils of Buying Fabric Online: Or Why I Should Learn Fabric Vocab.

So as many sewers were aware, Fabric.com recently held their super Christmas sale over the course of 12 days. Basically everything in their stock was on sale at some point. I purchased some jersey from them over the summer (that … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 5: McCall’s 5972

One of the first patterns I bought was McCall’s 5972 (with designer Laura Ashley). I made view B in some woven grey fabric from Jo-Anns that I can’t remember the name of – but it’s machine washable so that’s all … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects 4: Tote and Lunch Bag

I finally got around to finishing the Scallops Tote sew-along I blogged about participating in back in October. Huzzah! I added side panels to make it deeper, put the straps in between the lining and outer fabric, and added a … Continue reading

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