Completed: Miette Cardigan

I almost can’t believe it, my Miette Cardigan is finally finished! And it only took me a year! Oof. In my defense, some things came up and I did sew a wedding dress in that time as well. There is a whole new level of pride that came with completing this sweater though. It was probably a combo of how long it took,…

Rake and Make Gift Guide

If you are anything like me, every year you think you are  going to get all of your Christmas shopping done super early, so you can kick back, relax and feel so accomplished that all of your shopping is done. More realistically, you start shopping a couple of weeks before. That’s okay! With two and a half weeks to go until Christmas, it’s…

Dahlia Sewalong- My Plaid Dahlia Dress

Now that the wedding is over and done with, I feel like I have all this free time on my hands… to do things like sewalongs! The timing of the release of the Colette Patterns Dahlia dress and subsequent sewalong could not have been better. I have a nice plaid shirting that I found in the remnant pile at Pacific Fabrics and…

Tarragon Whiskey Sours

Thanksgiving is almost here! This year, instead of food recipes, I was thinking I would share a drink recipe with you. My friend Matt and his buddy Eric recently started a cocktail spice and beer sauce company called Addition. I have primarily been a hard cider drinker, so it’s only been lately that I have started getting into the whole craft cocktail thing. For me…

DIY Wedding Decorations

Getting sick of wedding posts yet? I hope not, because I still have a few things to share! Don’t worry, this won’t be a long, wordy post or a tutorial or any kind. I just wanted to show you guys the rest of the wedding decorations we made, because they came together so nicely. Plus, I listed where we got everything,…

DIY Burlap Bunting

I think my favorite part of planning Matt and I’s wedding was making the decorations. I’m not sure if bunting is trendy or classic at this point, but I love how it looks and it’s a great way to create signage, so I knew wanted to make some for our wedding. It’s also easy to make in different materials and colors, so…

DIY Wedding Invitations with Creative Market

Invitations for our wedding presented an interesting challenge for Matt and I. Neither of us are good at graphic design and we didn’t have it in our budget to hire someone. I briefly looked at websites like Minted and Wedding Paper Divas and while there was a wide variety of customizable designs on both of those sites, I still wasn’t…

Ava Wedding Dress- Final Dress

We got the photos from our amazing wedding photographer, Amy Kiel, so I can finally share my wedding dress with you guys! The first few photos I took in my studio on my dress form, but the rest are by Amy. There are posts about the planning and fitting (here and here) of this dress, if you want to read about that, but…

Pattern Testing: Jennifer Lauren Cressida Skirt

After the wedding was over (and with it all the planning that had taken up so much of our time for so many months), I kept getting asked what I was going to do with all my new free time when I got home. My answer was, “Whatever I want!”. I knew I wouldn’t have a hard time finding things…

Maple Glazed Carrots

I’m ba-ack… from Vermont and the wedding, which was lovely and wonderful, but more on that later! Now that things have calmed down a bit though, I can finally get back to blogging, which feels good! I have so much I want to share about the wedding, but am waiting on photos, so in the meantime, let’s talk about what…