Happy post Thanksgiving weekend! Hope you all had a good one. I spent Thanksgiving day with friends, talking about how especially thankful we are (post-election) to have each other and to live in our little progressive bubble of the Pacific Northwest. I probably shouldn’t say “progressive bubble” and not say that we also talked about how we can’t be content to live in a bubble anymore and how it’s time for action. By saying that, it probably goes without saying that I voted for… Read more »

Every year, I post something holiday gift related. This year, I have another fun and easy handmade gift idea for you: quilted potholders! I have made quite a few of these for friends, family, craft sales and myself. I have a very well-loved (i.e. a little food stained) potholder in my kitchen that I use everyday, so these potholders are pretty and functional! These potholders are quilted, have a pocket and loop and are finished with binding. Since the way I do the binding… Read more »

Hello! I guess it’s time for my monthly post. I made this dress back in July and I CAN believe that I have not blogged about it yet, because I had a very busy Summer. There were weddings and going away parties, then my ukulele classes started up again. Also, my new job continues to keep me as busy as ever. I CAN’T believe I haven’t blogged about this dress yet, because I love it so much and have worn it A LOT. I think I had worn it 3… Read more »

Remember my porch swing from my garden tour post? I finally made the cushions that I’d been wanting make! Details- Pillow Pattern– I made the pillows the way I always make them (my tutorial is here), except this time the pillow were 20 inches instead of 18 inches. Cushion Cover Pattern– I made the cushion covers the same way I made the airstream cushion covers. Fabric– I got the umbrella fabric for free. It was a heavier weight home decor cotton, so it… Read more »

I have been reading Tilly and Buttons, since I started sewing clothes a few years ago and have watched her publish a book and be on the Great British Sewing Bee. She’s a sewing celeb in the online sewing world and I am a big fan. I discovered Madalynne’s blog more recently, but was so impressed with her beautiful photos and wonderful content. She specializes in bra-making, which I have yet to delve into, but I know where I’ll go for… Read more »