|~ Aqua-dot Top

Love makes us do crazy things. My dear friend Rachel asked for a pretty complicated swim top in exchange for taking my senior pictures, and I agreed to do it. Thankfully, it was an awesomely fun challenge. And guess what? It turned out! Her skirt is from Lime Ricki, although the grey color is no…

|~ Lace On My Wall

Remember when I posted two weeks ago about this lovely picture? Well, since then I’ve been trying to recreate the eclectic photo-display on the wall. I finally got my hands on some brown card stock after trying to make my own (post coming soon), having Amazon sell out of what I wanted, and dealing with…

|~ Sewing Camp Reflections

Janelle was my youngest student– just turned 12 last week. But she is very mature and those who didn’t know her thought she was 14! She’s a quick learner and dare I say natural sewer? She came from Cleveland to participate- a 3.5 hour trip! Well, we finished up last Friday, and unfortunately didn’t get…

|~ Sewing Camp Day 3

Wednesday a few people finished up their skirts and we all worked on Simplicity 2580. (please ignore the random elbow/knee/shoulder in the corner) The big comfy chair is our favorite seam-ripping spot. And boy were we ripping seams. What you sew you will also rip. (like sowing and reaping) Lunch every day has been a…

|~Sewing Camp Day 1

This week I am teaching these 6 beautiful girls how to sew better. They are quick learners.We made pot holders on Day 1 and went to Jo-Ann’s to buy fabric for projects for the rest of the week.Everyone did a wonderful job! Some even successfully embroidered theirs. While we waited for our rides we explored…

|~Apron Post

I gave Jordan’s Christmas gift to her yesterday and she loved it! It was a super simple pattern and sewed up beautifully in the short time I had! The pattern is Butterick 4945. I loved the flounce on the bottom, the sweetheart neckline, and the bow on the hip! I lined the back ties with…