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Archive for February, 2012

  • Floral Stitchcraft Jumper Posted on February 29, 2012

    Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments on my Valentine’s Day dress.  So far I think it was the coldest photo shoot I’ve had this winter; luckily I think Chicago’s been having a very mild winter this year. I think I’m going to blame it on my Florida trip, but all I seem… Read More »

  • Valentine’s Day Dress Posted on February 27, 2012

    I’m baaaack! I got so crazy busy before I left on vacation, I didn’t get time to leave a message to you all.  I went on a 6-day getaway to sunny Florida and it wasn’t nearly long enough.  I felt like just as I was getting acclimated to the warm weather and relaxing, I found… Read More »

  • Stitchcraft Freebie: The Angora Sweater Posted on February 17, 2012

    I think it almost goes without saying I love the angora sweater.  With combining two of my favorite things: Vintage knits and bunnies, how can you go wrong?! For today’s Free Stitchcraft Pattern I bring you the Angora Sweater: Click the following link to download the free stitchcraft pattern as a pdf: The Angora Sweater Pattern. Click… Read More »

  • Handwarmer-Bunny-Hat Posted on February 16, 2012

    I seem to be a day or two behind this week with all of my posts….  But I had to post a recap of my Valentine’s day. In general, I’m not a big advocate for the Valentine’s day holiday.  Ages ago I was dumped on Valentine’s Day which may have started my slight of the… Read More »

  • Vintage Bazaar: Winter 2012 Posted on February 15, 2012

    After being sick last week, I miraculously felt well enough (or perhaps I was just determined enough) to be able to go to The Vintage Bazaar event in Dank Haus up in Lincoln Square. The Dank Haus is where I attended the first, ever Vintage Bazaar and it ended up getting soo crowded!  This year I… Read More »

  • My Labor of Love Skirt Posted on February 14, 2012

    For last week’s Sew Weekly theme we were to finish up an ‘Unfinished Object’ and boy did I have several to pick through.  I think I’m down to 5 sewing UFO’s at this point. But the project I decided to finish up was one of the skirts that I had partially made up from my… Read More »

  • Downton Abbey: My Path to Procrastination Posted on February 13, 2012

    It’s been days! since I’ve sat down to my computer to check emails or blog.  I was stuck on the couch Thursday, Friday, and a bit on Saturday.  I felt mostly better by Saturday afternoon and I had a whole host of things I needed to catch up on and projects to finish for this… Read More »

  • The Saddest Pattern Posted on February 7, 2012

    I just have a quick post for you today… but it’s a topic which I’m sure many of you can sympathize with: The Sad Pattern. What is a sad pattern?  This is a sad pattern! This is the bodice for Simplicity 3016, that I’m using for my Valentine’s Day dress. More detail: Someone had not… Read More »

  • Fixing a Backwards Stitch in your Knits Posted on February 6, 2012

    I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  I ended up taking care of my sick husband for the better part of it; luckily he took a lot of naps so I was able to get good, long chunks of sewing time in.  Just wait though… in a few days time I bet I’ll be… Read More »

  • When Crinolines Attack Posted on February 3, 2012

    Yes…. I am saddened to say my crinoline has officially attacked me. It all started off with wonderful expectations and a bit of free time.  I found myself between projects and with some free time to fill, so I decided to make a crinoline, at long last.  I’ve had the supplies sitting in my fabric-closet… Read More »