Mean Machine

This is the sewing machine my aunt gave me as a wedding present. I’ll give you the tour. You can see that it sits down into the table. There’s a drawer on the far end. It doesn’t look like it but it goes from a stitch so tiny it’s almost sewing on the spot to […]

Monday Meringues

I was the flea market yesterday and picked up a few meringues from Caryna. She had all manner of nibbles, like biscuits, brownies and rice-krispie buns. I got these because they were cheap. I hadn’t been to the flea in months because I’ve been so busy. I stayed about an hour, I had an espresso […]

FO: Anna Cami

After some… issues with my machine, I finally got this finished off. It’s the ‘Cami’ view of the ‘Anna’ Tunic pattern by Amy Butler. I made the dress before Christmas so I expected this to be easier than the first time. It was but I still had a few issues. All user error, I assure […]

WIP: Anna Cami

Before Christmas, I made Amy Butler’s Anna Tunic. I made the dress version in a wool/cashmere and lined it in a heavy silk/satin. I wore it a lot during the snow but otherwise, it turned out almost oppressively warm! I really enjoyed making it, though, and vowed to make a more summery version. I picked […]

FO: Socialite Dress

I started this before Christmas. I had just finished my Anna Tunic and was on a dress-making high. I had seen many pictures of the Socialite Dress on Flickr so I thought I would give it a whirl. I used some really old fabric I had stashed away. It’s a cotton/elastic mix and I think […]