Creativity is Messy

I love the Sydney Messenger Bag from Swoon.  Somehow I always mess up the front pockets, don't ask me how... but I always love how it turns out and how roomy it is! This is my latest version and the first I've made for *myself*.  It's not my usual aesthetic, but I totally love it! … Continue reading Creativity is Messy

Hello, Doctor

I finished my Nora Doctor Bag from Swoon Patterns last week.  I made it from 100% Joann's fabrics.  They don't have the biggest Halloween selection, but it's fairly nice!  There is more costuming stuff than prints, I guess is what I mean. I made the smallest size, using the templates from Tops & Bobbins.  I … Continue reading Hello, Doctor


For some reason I can sit down with a bad pattern with two dozen little pieces and be all like "yup, I got this",  but sewing a couple of throw pillows for the couch held me up for over a month. I got this octopus print well over a year ago when we were still … Continue reading Octopi


We bought a new house this summer and we've been slowing working on making it our own.  That means endless trips to Lowe's (and Joann's and Micheal's).  A lot of time I'm left wandering around.  The other day while in the hardware aisle, nestled across from the endless wall of screws, was a section for … Continue reading Ingenuity