After almost a year of not picking up a pair of knitting needles, I’ve recently rekindled my love for knitting. My timing could be better (nothing says late spring like a knitted cardigan, right?), but at least I’ll be prepared for the fall. Initially I planned on making a summer cardigan for my daughter — …
This is my first Mother’s Day. The most important role of my life, and it’s a dramatic one. This is still (mostly) a sewing blog, so I’ve sprinkled two cute projects into this post, but I’d also like to reflect on the last four months. If you’ll indulge me… Before I had my daughter, I … Continue reading Becoming Mom
Today I bring you a pattern that isn’t for babies (surprise!). There will definitely be more of those in the future, but I’ve also been sewing some things for myself. This beautiful Ruffle-Sleeve Top is actually a free pattern — and if that doesn’t sell you on it, read on for more gushing. I’m currently … Continue reading Ruffle-Sleeve Top
I never planned for this to become a baby clothing blog, and I don’t *think* it has, but I can’t stop making absurdly cute outfits. Pinafores have had a bit of a resurgence thanks to The Queen’s Gambit. These definitely aren’t Queen’s Gambit pinafores — more like baby Dorothy pinafores. I’m very into it. See? … Continue reading Petite Pinafores
Oh my! These next projects are impossibly cute. I’m obviously still in new mom mode, because the awe of teeny tiny clothes hasn’t worn off just yet. The spit up and sleepless nights? Those have worn off (but she’s worth it). My daughter is only two months old and at the tail end of her … Continue reading Bloomers, Gingham and Bears
I’m not afraid to admit that I’m terrified of knit fabric. Cotton is so stable and solid — the edges meet nicely, my needles behave with it and it isn’t complicated. Knits, on the other hand, have never seemed to like me. They slip around, are temperamental with even the best stretch needles… I could … Continue reading Figuring Out Knits
I am so sick of winter. It’s been snowy and cold and… is my quarantine showing? But in all seriousness, this has been a tough winter on everyone. Just to keep things interesting, I had a baby in December. A pandemic wasn’t tough enough, right? She’s the light of my life, but she’s really good … Continue reading Is it Summer Yet?
Based on how this quilt went, the title should be “My First and Last Quilt”, but I’m no quitter. At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share these projects, but then I got out of my own head and wondered what I expected from my first quilts. They weren’t going to be perfect, … Continue reading Adventures in Quilting