2017 Year in Review

Once again this year has just flown by!  It’s our second year living in Plantation and I feel like we’ve finally settled in. I’ve definitely slowed down my sewing- and blogging -this year. There just never seems to be enough time.  I’ve tried to focus 2017 on slowing down and making more well made pieces.  …

Sewing a Beautiful Life- Ease Into Motherhood

I’m thrilled to be one of the mom’s participating in July’s Ease into Motherhood blog hop hosted by Monserratt, Jodi, and Erin. Ease into Motherhood is a sewists’ celebration of motherhood and the changes it brings to our lives. And boy does it bring changes!  Motherhood helped me find a new creative path sewing a beautiful …

Me Made May Roundup 2017

 This Me Made May has been really eye-opening.  The last few years have been a breeze coming up with handmade looks but this year I noticed quite a few gaps and many of my makes I just didn’t want to wear. My taste and style has shifted in the last year now that the kids are …

Fall 2016 Sewing Plans

The weather here is slowly changing from our excessive summer heat to lots of rainy-and slightly cooler-days. Summer is slowly drawing to a close.  Time for my Fall 2016 Sewing Plans! I think what I miss most about living up north is real fall clothes. It gets cooler here in Florida but not so much that I need to …

Summer Sewing Plans 2016

This afternoon will be our first day where we’re permanently settled in our new apartment in Plantation! The hardest part of being back and forth while Nigel finished out the school year was my limited sewing time.  I was able to do a bit of pattern testing and sewed up some new swimwear for the …

Loved: Slow Fashion October

It’s been such a nice breather working on my hand-dyed knitted sweater for Slow Fashion October. Working on all the patterns cables takes a bit of concentration but it’s so relaxing.  Almost meditative. My brother just took up knitting too, so I’ve been helping him out a bit via Skype. He just made an awesome shark scarf for one of his nephews and …

What’s in a Name?

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend! So lovely having everyone home here. My husband Vic took two weeks vacation, which is a first, and my son is out of pre-k for his winter break.   Today I’m going to relax a little, visit the in-laws with the family (our Sunday ritual) and hopefully get …