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Archive for September, 2012

  • All Sorts of Updates Posted on September 28, 2012

    Time seems to have gotten the best of me the past few weeks.  My 9-5 work schedule has gotten exceedingly busy which has oftentimes left me drained by the time I get home from work.  Isn’t work a bummer sometimes?!  But Gertie’s coat sew-along has revived my desire to sew once again which makes me… Read More »

  • The Second Gertie-Coat Muslin Posted on September 27, 2012

    I’m happy to say the second muslin for the Butterick 5824 coat (aka the Gertie Coat) is much better, but still does need some work.  For the second round, I switched to my handy waffle weave muslin fabric which is much stiffer (with more body) that better simulates a coating weight fabric.  I’m thinking this alone has… Read More »

  • The First Gertie-Coat Muslin Posted on September 27, 2012

    I’ve been working on my Gertie-Coat muslin the past few evenings but finally got around to taking photos last night.  I was only going to post them up on flickr, but thought you guys might want to see the muslins also. So here it goes….  Muslin #1 was done in a regular cotton weight muslin that… Read More »

  • I don’t believe I ever updated you on my final fabric selection for the Gertie Coat (Butterick 5824) after sharing all of my swatches.  I was a good, little seamstress and attempted to use the purple and black coating that I have in my stash (since it did start to grow on me again).  I… Read More »

  • Stitchcraft Freebie: Scarlet Berry Jumper Posted on September 24, 2012

    Hey peeps!  I’m on a roll with the July 1949 edition of Stitchcraft Magazine, as this is the third pattern I’ve posted from it as of late.  (Twin Set & Classic Cabled Cardigan).  Rachel of Jacobite Rose gave this jumper a shoutout and so I decided to post this one up as well.  (There’s even one… Read More »

  • New Glasses Conundrum Posted on September 20, 2012

    I hope you guys don’t mind that I always turn to you all when I can’t make a decision. My newest indecision is glasses.  I went to the eye doctor the other day and after much trial and error we narrowed it down to two different frames. Felix and I both had our eyes dialated so… Read More »

  • Blogger Meetup_Day 2 Posted on September 19, 2012

    When I was sending Lauren a list of happenings in the city she picked up on the Vintage Garage event, which is slowly becoming one of my fav. vintage shopping places.  (You may recall I bought these two musical frogs there.) Felix and I swung by to get Lauren & Landon and we headed to… Read More »

  • Blogger Meetup_Day 1 Posted on September 17, 2012

    I haven’t had such an action-packed weekend in quite some time!  The one and only Lladybird Lauren decided she was coming for a visit to Chicago.  So what better excuse than to make it a mini blogger meetup to have brunch with a swap followed by fabric and yarn shopping?! I only grabbed one picture… Read More »

  • Baxter, Quincy & the IQ Toy Posted on September 11, 2012

    I’m cheating for today’s blog post.  :) Felix was the documentor of last night’s shenanigans with the buns and the IQ Toy, so please hop on over to his site and check out the bunnies in action. And YES!  It does include a video!  :)

  • What’s on My Sewing Table Posted on September 10, 2012

    I had a very productive Sunday; I went running bright and early, went out to breakfast, sewed all throughout the day (with intermissions for food and petting the bunnies) and then knit a bit in the evening. I’ve been primarily working on my floral Vogue 7924 dress, but once I got to the waist-stay and… Read More »