This past week was so hectic! A week ago today, while at my mum's, I noticed she was having some issues. Monday morning I took her in for some tests and then spent the afternoon in her kitchen helping to set it up a little friendlier for her. Most of her vision is gone. I … Continue reading Hectic
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
I have a confession to make. I have never made anything that zips around closed. I am a whiz with zips, so when the new Dog Under My Desk Zip Around Town Wallet came out I was like... damn that is nice. But it wasn't until I started seeing pics on my FB feed that … Continue reading Do or do not, there is no try.
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
It's officially Fall here in both my studio and my lab. My limited edition Pumpkin Spice Latte hand cream is available again. I've also finally sat down to work on a more organized and thorough branding. I redid all my labels and tweaked some formulas and redid all my product shots! You can head over … Continue reading Pumpkin Time
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