The Great Chicken Coop Remodel of 2015

Okay, now that the Coop Tour is over, I can finally share some of the prep work we did for it. One huge thing we did was finally remodel the…

Simply Sewing Magazine Feature

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…

Urban Farm and Coop Tour Recap

Last weekend was my 3rd time being a host on the Seattle Tilth Urban Farm and Chicken Coop tour and I think it was my favorite year. It was certainly…

Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour

“Rake and Make Ranch” (as I so dubbed it in this year’s application) was accepted to Seattle Tilth’s Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour, listing it as one of Seattle’s top 25…

Guest post by Flower- Fermented Lettuce

Every year I find myself elbow deep in greens. Early this year I planted four varieties of lettuce, two of them mustard greens. After many an inventive salad, it dawned…

Me-Made-May ’15 Recap

Hi strangers! Here is my slightly belated Me-Made-May ’15 recap! I sort of half assedly participated in this year’s Me-Made-May. So half assedly, that I never even really announced that…

Colette Patterns Moneta “Kentucky Derby” Dress

I recently made my first Colette Patterns Moneta dress and I can see why the blogisphere is abuzz about it. I made mine out of this fun “horse and jockey” vintage knit…

Ukulele Fun!-damentals Recap and Recital Video

So many great experiences start as a gift from my husband; the first one being the sewing machine he got me three years ago, that started my garment sewing obsession.…

Gray Cabled Mitts

I would think that no one wants to read about hand knit winter wear in the middle of April, if my knitting night wasn’t still packed full of knitters every…

Wardrobe Architect 2015- March: Planning my Sewing

Since we cleaned out our closets last month, this month’s Wardrobe Architect goal was to find the holes in our wardrobes and plan what we are going to sew. I’m…

5 Trellis Ideas for Vining Vegetables

When I first started gardening, one of the things I struggled with was trellising. I was unfamiliar with the different climbing habits of vining vegetables, so I was intimidated by…

Robot Dog Sweater

The pattern is the “Robo Dog Coat” from the book Knits of Tomorrow: Toys and Accessories for your Retro-Future Needs and was originally knit for my mother’s dog Mickey. Sadly, Mickey passed away before…