Fascinating…a retirement gift

Way back in the Spring, I saw on Craft a post about a totally awesome Spock quilt. Event though there was a tutorial on how to design the quilt, I thought, gosh, I wouldn’t know where to start.  I showed it to some co-workers who thought it was awesome and that it would be a great gift for our boss, who is a Trekkie extraordinaire.  But ethics being what they are, it really wasn’t appropriate … Continue reading

Baby’s first sewing project

Last night Caleb came out into the living room carrying one of his small chairs.    M: Caleb, what are you doing?    C: Mommy, I want to show you how much I love you!    M: Ok…    C: (climbing up on the chair and reaching as high as he can) I love you this much!    M: Wow, that’s a lot! I love you too. How about we put the chair back now? … Continue reading

NaNoSEWMo math

Baby gifts completed: 2 Quilted Pillow Covers completed: 6 Cosmetic bag completed: 1 Total items completed: 9 Total items currently in process: 3 Days left in the month: 15. Items left to complete: 21. Days left until Small Business Saturday when I plan to reopen my etsy store (Did I forget to mention that?): 11. So, I’m a bit behind, but I’m happy with my progress.

Pattern Review: McCall’s Pattern 5214

Cross posted from patternreview.com Pattern Description: (from the pattern envelope) MENS’, CHILDREN’S AND BOYS’ MUSKETEER AND PRINCE COSTUMES: Tunic-length, lined doublet has collar, long sleeves and cuff variations; doublets A, B have belts and cap sleeves; doublets B, C have contrast sleeve and cuff; doublet C has contrast collar; loose fitting, pullover, lined tabard has mock sleeves, applique and back opening slit; cape E has contrast lining; all garments have purchased trim; doublets A, B … Continue reading

Wedding crafts

My friend, Valerie, got married this weekend on the beautiful grounds of the Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, VA. Helping her devise items for the wedding was quite a treat. This was one of our “concoctions” so to speak. We found this amazing vintage washstand at Chartreuse & Co, a monthly vintage tag sale up in Fredrick, MD. There’ll be a post on that soon too.  Inside the upper bowl are little bottles of bubbles, and in … Continue reading