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Archive for August, 2012

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    Stitchcraft Freebie: Twin Set Posted on August 31, 2012

    Today’s freebie pattern comes from the July 1949 edition of Stitchcraft magazine. Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Twin Set Pattern. Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites. Truth be told, I’m not so crazy about the jumper on this twin set, it seems a… Read More »

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    Baxter was a Bad Bunny Posted on August 29, 2012

    When my sassy, girl-bun Baxter wants attention she’ll intentionally start chomping on something.  This causes me to chase her, and then she looks so darn cute that I end up petting her.  Sometimes I wonder who’s in charge… It’s a vicious cycle, and she’s actually been quite good for a while that I didn’t even think about the… Read More »

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    Muslining the Vogue 7924 Dress Posted on August 28, 2012

    I’ve been knee-deep working on my recent knitting project, but after picking up my sewing room I felt like starting a new project. With the onset of fall weather all I want to work on are long-sleeved, wool dresses.  I pulled out Vogue 7924 (c. 1953) from my stash and decided that I’d work up a… Read More »

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    Learning from Mistakes Posted on August 27, 2012

    I came home from work on Friday afternoon and all I could think about was picking up my sewing room.  I have had a few projects hibernating on my dining room chairs for quite some time that I wanted to address. Most of the projects that I’ve stopped working on are due to issues of… Read More »

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    Quick Shoutout to the Gertie Posted on August 24, 2012

    I was totally stoked when my copy of Gertie’s book arrived at my office yesterday.  I had pre-ordered it quite some time ago and it arrived ahead of schedule. As I was putting up a twitter post I happened to see that Gertie herself had also put up a post about a new launch of 2 patterns… Read More »

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    Striped Jumper Posted on August 24, 2012

    Today’s pattern freebie comes from the August 1955 edition of Stitchcraft magazine.  This is one of my favorites and has been on my to-do list for quite some time. Click on the following link to download the pattern as a free pdf: Striped Jumper Pattern. Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites…. Read More »

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    Freezer-Crock Pot Meals Posted on August 22, 2012

    I thought today’s post would be an excellent piggy-back to my visual-overload-issue with Pinterest. I dislike grocery shopping, as a result I make lists ahead of time and stick to the list.  I like to pre-plan all of my meals for the week so I’m not wasting time or risk spoilt food.  But as you could… Read More »

  • Visual Inspiration Overload & How I Deal Posted on August 21, 2012

    Dear readers, I have something slightly controversial I wanted to talk about in today’s blog post.  Visual Inspiration.  When too much is bad for one’s health. I looove Pinterest, and didn’t know how I survived without it.  It’s my one place to post all of the visual imagery that inspires me to add vintage embellishment, gain… Read More »

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    A Whole Lot of Knitting Posted on August 20, 2012

    My blog post title is very appropriate for today but the other half of that sentence should be “and not a lot of sewing”.  I don’t think I’ve sat down to my sewing machine in close to 2 weeks now.  *Le Gasp*. I’ve been dealing with a strange kind of cold for about 2 weeks… Read More »

  • Kock Around Jumper Image

    Today’s freebie is brought to you once again by Stitchcraft magazine.  But instead of another 50’s pattern, this pretty little jumper is from the January 1936 edition. Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Knockabout Jumper Pattern. Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites. I simply… Read More »