Archive for the 'sewing' Category

mama sews a new shirt

August 1st, 2009

We regularly clean out unworn clothing from our closets, and I squirrel the best away on my sewing shelf – awaiting inspiration – for moments like this morning’s. It has been a hectic few weeks for me so I’ve been day dreaming about sewing. My work just moved offices from an office in Marin to […]

arugula pesto and a halter top

April 21st, 2009

Living in the inferno has us craving cold foods. We’re having arugula pesto salad to make a dent in the arugula that has been threatening to overgrow the house. The kids’ pasta was accompanied by clown faced salads of salmon (mouth), mushroom (nose), black berries (eyes), and red pepper (ears). Arugula Pesto – 1 bulb […]

sundresses for the sunshine

April 20th, 2009

I’m a sucker for suggestion. I’ve had 6 sewing projects sitting about in various states of completion for weeks. Most needed no more than a seam or two. One hadn’t yet made it from mind to pattern. Thanks to a good friend asking what I’ve been sewing lately, I was able to struggle through 4 […]

the owl shirt

January 20th, 2009

A little late to jump on the owl bandwagon, here’s my attempt on my unwilling model. And a Willism: When asked if he likes sharks – “I like sharks with a roof on top and an aquarium underneath.”

more elvin’ around – last minute gifts

December 14th, 2008

The elves have been slaving away on handmade Christmas gifts all weekend. Inspired by Sugar City the kids and I made our neighborhood kids soap snowballs with secret centers (in most cases, rubber balls and animal figurines). This is the perfect activity for little helpers as they’ll enjoy running their hands through the soap, and […]

the two-hour party dress

December 13th, 2008

I’ve heard holidays are universally difficult for people with addictions. Oh how difficult it is for me and my sewing addiction. The gifting and parties are just the impetus I need to encourage a quick whirl through the fabric stash for the right material and a flip through the pattern books for inspiration. Yesterday was […]

old pants, new skirt

December 1st, 2008

Inspired by the refashion spirit at the Bazaar Bizarre, yesterday, I repurposed an ill-fitting pair of pants and a worn pair into a new skirt. Working around the back crotch area that wanted to swing in as opposed to across, I added a kick pleat. Next up on the sewing machine will probably be a […]

Sylvie’s new party dress

November 26th, 2008

Thanks, Mom.

late night sewing

October 21st, 2008

It has been a long time since I’ve worked on the small fun stuff – somehow quick flannel pants don’t count – so I dug a shirt out of the box waiting to go to Goodwill and went to town on a new shirt for Sylvie. Gap mens shirts are really soft and nice to […]

procrastination pants

October 14th, 2008

We had guests in town over the weekend and Will came home from school Friday with a fever of 102, so I am running a tad behind. To add to the delay, I spent the evening whipping up procrastination pants… You know, guilty sewing. Will has three new pairs of the softest flannel pajama pants […]

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