It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — HALLOWEEN!

Yup, Halloween is my all time favortist (I know, made up word, deal) of fave holidays. The past few years I’ve been slacking a bit, with kids and all (they think Halloween is only for them). But, this year I really wanted to do something creative. I used to always make elaborate costumes for parties,…

Mardi Gras Extravaganza (and a GIVEAWAY!!!!)

For those of you who don’t know, I was born in Louisiana and lived there for almost 25 years. I moved through the continental United States, until finally settling a few years ago in East Tennessee (back in the South, Boo-yah!). But, I still consider myself a Louisianaian (made up word, I know). The food,…

Blue February: PAJAMAS EDITION

My original plan for Blue February was to stitch up a Kitschycoo Penny Pinafore for myself in Navy and Kelly Green Merino Wool Jersey But, sometimes the best laid plans do not come to fruition. Since I’ve decided to hold off on selfish sewing until I lose the 20 pounds that I regained I have…

A BIG Change in the Making

Well folks, I’ve been a little quiet around here. But, BOY, have I been busy! 🙂 For those of you who don’t know, on Christmas Day I decided to go ahead with a dream of mine and open up my own custom sewing shop. I had so much positive feedback from the handmade gifts I…

Planning, Scheming, Sewing………

It’s a new year and a few days and I have already jumped right into my 2014 Goals list I posted a bit back. On that list was to try my hand at something I have been DYING to do forever, which is make something Steampunk, perhaps with a corset (another sewing dream and goal…

Top 5 of 2013: Part III: Hits and Misses

The end of the year is creeping closer and closer, the chaos of the holidays are winding down, the kiddos are sick :-), and I am too. So, instead of sewing the last day or two and unpicking EVERYTHING, I have been working on my final Top 5 of 2013 post – hits and misses.…

Top 5 of 2013, Part I: Top 5 Reflections

Gillian over at Crafting a Rainbow has put out a call to all us Sewcialist bloggers to participate in her year end wrap up in the form of the Top 5 of 2013. I wasn’t a blogger last year, but I am now, so I wholeheartedly want to participate this year, especially after reading everyone’s…