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Archive for May, 2012

  • Group Shot

    This post is really!! overdue. First things first, I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that I’m in a local sewing club hosted by BurdaStyle.  We generally meet once a quarter at someone’s house and eat yummy food and chat about sewing.  But we did something a little different this past April. Myself and 2 other sewing club… Read More »

  • Day 24
    Week 4: Recap of Me Made May Posted on May 29, 2012

    I’m in for the final haul here on Me Made May.  I did better over this weekend than last with wearing comfortable me-made items.  I only missed taking a photograph for one day (Saturday), but I’m proud to say that I still wore a made item, only the photograph is missing.   Day 22: I… Read More »

  • Beau Catcher

    Today’s pattern isn’t a knitting pattern but a crochet one!  Aren’t you excited?!  Does anyone else crochet besides me??? Crochet gets little attention here, but it’s one of my first loves.  I started out learning crochet and did that for about a year before I started in on knitting and sewing followed a year after… Read More »

  • McCalls 6677 Dress
    My Very 40s, Embroidered Dress Posted on May 23, 2012

    Hey peeps! It was hard only giving you the smallest sneak peek at my new dress yesterday; I wanted to post up all of my pics immediately but I always have to wait until my post is up over on Sew Weekly first since I made it for their weekly theme. My dress got posted… Read More »

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    Week 3: Recap of Me Made May Posted on May 22, 2012

    Hey everyone!  I’ve been busy stitching away on my embroidery project and finished in just enough time to submit it to Sew Weekly.  Here’s a little sneak peek for you all: This is the back of my belt.  :)   I fell a bit off of MMM this past week.  During the week I was… Read More »

  • B&W Sports Sweater

    Today’s free pattern is such a cute, sporty top from the May 1951 Edition of Stitchcraft. This is the color image from the front cover: But I think this B&W image shows the stitch definition better: Click on the following link to download this free pdf pattern: Sports Sweater Pattern. Click here to add this pattern… Read More »

  • Embroidery 1
    Embroidery WIP Posted on May 16, 2012

    Thank you soo much for your sweet comments on my Polka Dot Dress Refashion.  :)  You guys sure do know how to make a girl feel special! I just have a quick post for you all today…  This is technically my first little foray into embroidery.  I took an intro to embroidery class last year… Read More »

  • Polka Dot refashion 2
    Polka Dot 80′s Refashion Posted on May 15, 2012

    Last week’s theme over on Sew Weekly was Family, or more accurately we were to sew using the theme of Mothers.  (My Sew Weekly Post is here.)  While I do get a head’s up on the upcoming themes, I have found that I’m actually only sewing 1 week before the deadline, and this dress was no exception. … Read More »

  • Day 10
    Week 2 Recap of Me Made May Posted on May 14, 2012

    Hey guys!  Happy Monday?  I wish I could be happy about it but I feel as if I cleaned-ran-slept through my entire weekend.  I had a very full, fun weekend but I just wish I had an extra day for relaxing. So far so good with Me Made May outfits… well kinda.  I ended up… Read More »

  • Thank You! Posted on May 10, 2012

    I’ve been the happy recipient of both sewing and knitting goodies by three wonderful gals.  For two of the three gift-givers, this post is shamefully overdue and for that I continue to feel guilty.  But I figured better late than never, right??? You all probably recall my 1st blogger meetup with the fab Tilly last month.  When I arrived home… Read More »