Final prototype

OOOOH! Squee! I am in LOOOOOOVE. My new bag is exactly what I want, and I just whipped this final puppy up in about an hour (not including cutting, which might have taken almost 1/2 an hour). Simple and clean and FUNCTIONAL and (if I do say so myself) CUTE!!! ┬áHere it is empty: It’s […]

Bag planning…

We went downtown yesterday to buy leather. Man, shopping on a busy day in the garment district with 2 kids is stressful. the Bean talked me into that pre-ruffled magenta knit. It’s going to be a very simple a-line dress. I need a new handbag. I originally thought I might just remake this Hobo International […]

A sweet birthday present…

We’ve got some little girl birthdays coming up, so I decided to use some of my Anne Kelle lollipop and ice cream cone scraps (I think… It’s all a blur from market) with some random other scraps to work on this zippered bag idea again… Last time the zipper was too high, this time it’s […]


The Bean just started taking gymnastics (because she couldn’t possibly sit on the bench for an hour while her big brother takes gymnastics), but it’s mandatory that she wear a leotard, and after scouring the internet for over an hour, I was unable to find any unitards (biketards?) small enough to fit her… (maybe it’s […]

An attempt at a clutch wallet

I’m not horribly embarrassed by this first attempt. I definitely learned some things along the way, and now the bean has a new play wallet! I also got a GIANT box o fabric to play with. Yay!

New bag (and a name request)

I’m a total dork. One late night last week, I changed my start-up screen on my sewing machine so it greets me now. I laugh everytime I see it. Here’s another quilt top for market, the Lorax in the Bright colorway… D really wants me to make him the one in the Earth colorway. Not […]

And I said baby (baaaaaby) it’s 3 am I must be lonely…

You know you’re deliriously tired when you can’t get old Matchbox 20lyrics out of your head… I started out this evening thinking it was gonna be an easy/early night… I made myself a little zip pouch/wallet-y thing as a temporary card holder to keep stuff safe from the Bean while I wait for the metal […]

My first western shirt!

I finished the shirt for my dad! I need to work on snap placement/installation, but it’s totally wearable, and it IS just a muslin, after all! I’m pretty pleased with it. I think I might need my own, with pretty embroidery… I’m psyched, especially about the pretty snaps. I used the Dritz #16P Pliers with […]

the world’s ugliest muslin

I know I’ve kvetched enough about how hideous this fabric is. and I should totally stop, since I’m the one who ASKED for it (my grandmother thought it was so ugly she was embarrased to offer it to me, but I said, no, ugly sheets make great muslins… but this is beyond ugly, isn’t it?)anyway, […]