polka dot chambray darling ranges dress

polka dot chambray darling ranges dress

First off I'd like to apologize for the blinding light you see coming off your screen right now....it's been awhile since these legs have seen any regular sun. HAHA. but reeeeally. sorry. Moving on. I've had the darling ranges pattern for a long time (thanks Kristin!), and had plans to make one but the muslin process usually scares me off of … [Read more...]

floral staple dress

floral staple dress

I went to SNAP conference last weekend. That needs a whole post in and of itself, but suffice it to say I had the time of my life! I needed wanted to make a floral dress for a SNAP party-sooo....I surfed the interwebs for florals and found this ADORABLE, vintage feeling print from my sponsor, Fat Quarter Shop! They were kind enough to send me the … [Read more...]

travel jewelry clutch

travel jewelry clutch

I'll be traveling a few times this year so I figured it was time to make a travel jewelry clutch. I've made one before (as a gift), but I wanted one that was smaller and had something for stud earrings...I scrolled through Pinterest and found this tutorial, which I loved all the aspects of, so it was my winner! I used my fave striped fabric and … [Read more...]

mustard washi dress

mustard washi dress \\ craftiness is not optional

I wanted to love how this dress turned out-but a few things happened that leaves it hanging in my closet. But....I still wanted to blog it since not everything is a triumph! and I will give the washi another shot, of course! All the things I did wrong were my own fault. as is per usual. the two things that didn't quite work out-the darts in … [Read more...]

double gauze Bess Top

double gauze Bess Top || craftiness is not optional

So psyched to be a part of Selfish Sewing week! I haven't sewn myself something in awhile so it felt great to get back in that mind frame...and now I want more! It's a slippery slope, heh? I sewed myself up a Bess top, pattern by Imagine Gnats, and fabric from her shop as well! The fabric is of course, amazingly soft and comfy to wear. It feels … [Read more...]

Just for You book blog hop: infinity scarf

Just for you Infiniti scarf project!

I am SO excited to share this new sewing book with you today! It's called Just for You-(affiliate link) and it is literally that-24 gorgeous and simple sewing projects you can make for yourself. we all deserve a little selfish sewing time, right? Yours truly has a project in the book-which I am psyched about! I love seeing my name in … [Read more...]

DIY leather bag (and leather hide store giveaway!)

DIY leather bag (and leather hide giveaway!)

I am SO psyched to share this project with you all today! I was contacted by the Leather Hide Store about sending me a hide to work with, and of course I was in. I love using leather! (for moccs, shoes, phone cases,  accents...) They sent me a few samples and I chose my hide color from those. (Dark Gold Rush.) I wanted to make a bag with it-but … [Read more...]

arizona full gathered skirt

arizona full gathered skirt \\ craftiness is not optional

In trying to dress for my shape (ie, rectangular with no curves), I decided I needed more full, gathered skirts in my wardrobe. I love wearing pencil skirts but they don't do much for me. I had some gorgeous Arizona fabric sitting on my shelf so I made myself a (fairly quick) gathered skirt using this tutorial. I did the waistband differently … [Read more...]

grey and pink floral bombshell suit

grey and pink floral bombshell suit

I made a swimsuit, guys. FOR ME. I am all kinds of happy with this suit....not so happy about posting pictures of myself in a swimsuit online...ha...ha...haaaa. I have issues like anyone else...but let's talk about the sewing, cause that's more fun. you may have recognized this as the Bombshell Suit pattern by Closet Case Patterns. I enjoyed the … [Read more...]

han solo hemlock tee

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the old school star wars films are my favorites. we grew up having marathons as a family-all spread out on the floor, eating popcorn. Han was always my favorite guy-that scoundrel! I loved the romance between he and Leia...he's such a scruffy-looking nerf herder but you can't help love him. I even dressed up as him one year for Halloween! So … [Read more...]