Tag: <span>dye</span>

Natural Dyeing: Lac

This past weekend the weather was perfect, sunny and breezy, so I broke out the dye pot and did some fun natural dyeing! I had a bunch of pieces waiting for the dye pot that I had planned on dyeing back over the winter holidays. Unfortunately that all got put on hold with my injury. Now that I’m back to almost normal I’m excited to get back to …

3 Patterns, 3 Months!

This morning was our Sunday ritual of yummy breakfast (homemade waffles & smoothies) followed by a visit to my husband’s folks.  I think we’re one of the rare lucky couples who love each other’s parents and really all get along. Our parents live only a few minutes from each other and get along fabulously too!  It’s so nice, especially with kids, to have so much family here.  Both …

Organizing and Planning my Wardrobe

Today was a cleaning/organizing day (+ a ton of laundry and toy cleanup) that I needed to catch up on since I’ve been relaxing for vacation!   I weeded through my closet, set aside a bag for donations, a bag for mending, and a bag for pieces that have nice fabric that I can reuse for the kids. This year I want to focus on sewing pieces that …

Top 5 Hits and Misses of 2013

I’ve seen so many wonderful posts from everyone participating in Gillian’s Top 5 of 2013 Posts over at her blog  Crafting a Rainbow and really wanted to participate even though it’s already the last day of the year!  I’m a brand new blogger so please excuse some of the photo quality as most of these are from earlier this year.  So here are my Top 5 from this year: …

Naturally Dyed Flared Wave Skirt

I am just in love with this pattern.  Super easy to sew up and so comfortable to wear.  I really need to make a few more! This pattern is from one of my favorite sewing pattern books, Shape Shape, Sewing Clothing Patterns to Wear Multiple Ways by Natsuno Hiraiwa.  I have made up a few patterns and really love the fit on me.  I should add that though I’m …

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