My first Blackwood Cardigan

Hi there.  I am thrilled to be writing this post. Thrilled!  The completion of this post means that I set out to do what I told myself I'd do.  I followed through.  Hand me a gold star, champagne, or a shot of whiskey.  I did it! I swear I'm not being facetious.  I'm really feeling good …

My True Bias Emerson Shorts

Last year I made the Emerson crop pants.  I didn't blog about them or photograph them because it was just as the pregnancy symptoms hit me like a ton of bricks and all creative projects came to a screeching halt.  The pants were the last garment that I made before my bump really started to show. …

A simple summer nightie.

The idea of sewing clothes for my kid did not interest me at all.  But like many makers, I imagine, I find myself making things I never thought I would.  Children grow out of clothes so quickly and I'm a bit picky about the projects that I take on because I have so little time …

My Seamwork Akita, a post pregnancy blouse?

It's been some time since my last post, so let's catch up! I am having a tough pregnancy.  Fortunately, we are in good health.  So far, so good.  But.  Thirty weeks in and I still feel pretty terrible.  There are good days and bad days but for the most part, I feel "pukey" most of …

Some things are just worth​ the fuss.

This is the Odgen Cami by True Bias. You may be looking at this picture and thinking, well, what was all the fuss?  Let me 'splain. I have a tendency to make things more complicated than they really need to be.  It happens when I make mistakes and overanalyze.  In this case, I did both. My …

A bathing suit may have been a better idea…

We spent a few hours at a community pool today for a farewell party.  It was damn hot.  And while I would have rather stayed in the comfort of my perfectly air-conditioned home, I had to say goodbye to friends that have been a part of my Houston family for many years.  See,  I'm not from TX …

Burda Stretch Drawstring Shorts

I was so hopeful when I took this picture.  But I was duped and seduced by the expectation that this would be a quick and easy project.  I made so many changes to the original pattern and I could probably fine tune it a bit more.  That said, I am glad that I worked through …