Category: <span>Family + Life</span>

Earth Day, Fashion Revolution, MMM and Sustainable Sewing

It’s Fashion Revolution Week and Friday is Earth Day. Plus it’s almost time for Me Made May! This week is a great time to slow down and reaffirm what I strive to achieve in my sewing and creative practices. Reuse and recycle old clothing and textiles Mend and repair Use organic and sustainable fabrics and notions whenever possible Keep it Local Look for Fair trade and ethical production …

Favorite Things- March

My new embroidery pattern is *almost ready* for release so I thought I’d take a step back and do a quick post today about some of my favorite things this month! The month started out with a visit to NSU Art Museum with my mom to see the exhibit, Confrontation: Keith Haring and Pierre Alechinsky and to attend an amazing lecture, Fashion Icons: Anna Sui and Barbara Hulanicki …

Spring Wardrobe Sewing Plans 2022

If you followed this space for awhile you know one of my favorite things in my sewing practice is planning out my wardrobe. This year I’ve gone a step further, with more fully planned looks since we have a family trip planned for next September in Greece! I want to be sure to have all my travel makes ready to go well in advance so I’m not rushed …

Teal Birthday Dress- Vintage Vogue 7519

It’s my Birthday- feeling great at 46! Plus it’s an extra lucky bday- 02/02/2022! I don’t have many dressed up occasions since the pandemic so my Birthday is a great excuse to make a dress. It’s been quite chilly here the past few weeks (it went down to 39- Super cold for us Floridians) so I made up one last bit of winter wear before my Spring sewing …

Holiday Carolyn Pajamas

Happy New Year! I’m back today with some fabulous matching Holiday Carolyn Pajamas. I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season! We had a lovely and refreshing Christmas break with the kids home for two weeks. We baked cookies, made Gingerbread house’s, had a visits from both sides of our family and enjoyed some delectable food! I’m very impressed with myself for getting these matching Pajamas finished …

Halloween 2021

I had big plans for my Halloween sewing but when it came to crunch time I simplified everything and had a wonderfully relaxed day! My daughter Amelie went as a Vampire Princess and my son Nigel went as Tobi from Naruto. Both costumes were store bought which I’m totally okay with this year. My son’s costume was a repeat from last year when there was no trick or …

The World of Anna Sui Exhibit

The World of Anna Sui exhibit curated by Denis Northdruft and organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum,London is now on the final leg of it’s international tour. The exhibit features over 100 looks from fashion designer Anna Sui’s archive, spanning her career from 1981 to 2017. I got the chance to view this fabulous exhibit right before it closed two weeks ago at the NSU Art Museum in …

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