…linen travel pouch…

Sometimes, I feel sorry for hackers. Imagine going to all the effort of hacking an insta, and finding you’d gotten lumped with me. If you were to scroll back through my DMs, or not even on insta, but through various chat histories on various platforms, a good portion of the messages are screenshots or shared posts or pinterest pins followed […]

my type of bag

Full of both a finished projects, and it’s off casts, my maker tote has been staring at me for weeks. It needing sorting, emptying, and a new home found for it. Every time I thought about it though, I ended up finding something else to catch my attention, and boring things like reorganising a project bag fell by the wayside. […]

…bag lady…

Over the last almost-sixteen years, my bag of choice has been through multiple iterations. From a functional target nappy bag to a cute faux leather almost-hand-bag to everyone at school & preschool, needing only my wallet and keys. Then came homeschool and a return to bag carrying, either a backpack or a messenger bag depending on the day and the […]

…matchy maker…

There is a box, on my craft shelf, labelled “project bags and storage”. It’s a plain box, tucked on the bottom shelf, just above the crates of yarn and fabric. It’s filled with embroidery pouches, and spare floss boxes and the occasional quilt camp tote. The bigger bags are a bit trickier. A patchwork, quilted, oversized tote doesn’t fit, nor […]

…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 […]

…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 […]

…building a me made capsule wardrobe…

It has been a funny kind of spring. A few hot days, and then over the weekend, in the middle of November, we had the fire on, two nights in a row. I’ve been thinking about spring sewing since the beginning of October, but it hasn’t really seemed necessary – between the few summery bits I made earlier in the […]

…sewing up for spring…

After Me Made May, I thought I might have had my fill of garment sewing for a while. I’d sewn and knitted and worn Me Made for a whole month, surely my crafty ADHD would be bored and ready to move on to my next hyperfixation? Right? But my brain is nothing if not contrary, and the love affair continues […]

…milo & otis…

One of my favourite kinds of crafting is baby gift crafting. Teeny tiny items, fun super cute fabrics, lots of options for variety. Most recently, I had a little parcel to make up for one of my dearest friends, expecting a long yearned for rainbow baby. My first thought was a quilt. Quilts are one of those projects that you […]

…birthday bag…

There’s nothing I love more than some good secret squirrel shenanigans. Back in The Before, when I first floated the idea of a pouch swap, a certain someone said she would love to be involved but couldn’t manage it with work and family commitments. This certain someone also had a birthday in the last couple of weeks. And if there’s […]