…toasty coco…

One of the biggest gaps in my me-made wardrobe, is a lack of dressier options in the cooler months. I had big plans during May to work on this and just…didn’t. My mojo went awol. Last week though, I hit the ground running. I had a party to go to and nothing to wear. A couple of weeks back, I […]

…me made may week two…

Another week down! It’s interesting to me how different I am finding this year’s project compared to last year’s. Possibly, a full year of wearing me made as a default means the novelty has worn off. After all, what’s the point of a daily selfie when I’m not wearing anything out of the ordinary? I also feel very different about […]

…another project crossed off…

It’s interesting how completely my mindset around finishing a project has changed over the last two years. Once upon a time, in The Before, binding was my least favourite part of quilting. Even knowing a finish was in sight, and that it actually wasn’t that bad of a job, I would put it off as long as I could. Even […]

…me made may week one…

One week in, and it’s interesting the difference in mindset from last year. Last year, it was fun and exciting and fresh. This year it’s…normal. Not that that’s a bad thing – in fact, I think it’s good. It means I’ve integrated my me-made items so effectively they are just regular clothes and not really anything special. Narrowing down my […]

…me made may 2022…

A pinch & a punch for the first of the month…and not only is it a new month, but that month is May. Which means its time for Me Made May! I participated for the first time last year, and it was such a watershed moment in my me made adventures, that I can’t wait to do it again. It’s […]

…waves of summer…

Over the last couple of years, I have fallen head first into my love of handmade garments. I’ve sewn shorts and shirts, knits & wovens. I’ve used pdf patterns and paper patterns and vintage patterns and made my own. I’ve knitted and crocheted jumpers and headbands. I even attempted (and fell in love with) lingerie sewing. Box after box of […]

…criss cross apple sauce…

Back in January of 2020, before we really knew what was coming, we made a decision that would end up with us living in an ideal location to ride out those crazy first two years of the pandemic. And beyond, really. It doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, and neither are we. We are blessed with plenty of wide open […]

…the sound of silence…

Some weeks, like last week, I don’t feel like I achieve a lot, just going through the motions of the day. Sometimes I feel unproductive but actually have been doing stuff, but this wasn’t that. It was a lack of mojo, so much so I didn’t even have anything to share on instagram. Part of the problem was I had […]

…gnome is where the heart is…

Two weeks ago, it was miserable and raining, much like everywhere else in this stretch of the eastern states. The weekend plan had been one of divide and conquer. I had unshiftable commitments in town, so had to stay home with the teen. Meanwhile, the mister would to take the little three to visit his mum. It all came to […]

…last sewist standing…

I love a good challenge. I am both very stubborn, and super competitive, so challenges are a great way to leverage those less than ideal personality traits into something positive, and help me maintain an illusion of being a productive adult who has their ish together. Sometimes I fail. Spectacularly. Sometimes a challenge tickles my brain in just the right […]