Monday, July 21, 2014

Kids Clothes Week Day 1 Koi Sundress

So much fun sewing this dress...I made it up as I went along....the fabric is Eiko by Jay-Cyn

Lils loves the koi in our new garden pond...and she really wanted "non-kidish" I made her

 this...I wish I had enough of the fabric to make one for me

Sunday, July 20, 2014


 Summer in our new home, town...hometown. 

Our days have been busy, well, mine are. Work at the hospital from the morning till early afternoon and then home to my favorite people. Mia and I have tea and talk , then Lils and I go downstairs to our "studio" and she crafts and I sew. Dinner to be made and stories and bedtime. Then back to the studio to sew. 

Sewing for a craft fair that is coming up....sewing to make samples for a wholesale project....planning and thinking and making....

this summery life...beaches and mermaids and whales

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Snack Time

In our new garden we have raspberry canes...a big, lovely, prickly bed of favorite snack....dark chocolate chips and fresh raspberries still warm from the sun....and a little friend of Lils

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today + Stitch = Rompers

Inspired by the adorable romper that Celina from petit a petit and family made for her daughter as part of Miss Matatabi’s Nani Iro Month…I made my own pattern and sewed a couple for Lils….

comfy and cool and perfect over a bathing suit..AND she can get them on all. by. herself.

i scooped the armhole out a little on the second romper and got a nicer fit…i am learning…another stitch in the plan

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Today's Stitch ****** Fawn Lily Tunic in Blomma Birds

My fascination with the beautiful Fawn Lily pattern continues.... I was nervous about cutting into my lovely Blomma Birds fabric, in case I screwed it up...but it turns out the Fawn Lily is perfectly suited for knits

this time I used a lovely knit that I got from Amanda from Kitschycoo's A.MAZING fabric shop

You need to go visit Amanda's blog AND shop...she has taught me so much...she can make ANYTHING reversible

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014

this is what we have so far

our new garden is so large, with so many "rooms"

and it is oh, so overgrown

but my Handsome and I are taking it one "room" at a time

we have so many plans

 carving an oasis out of a jungle

pure gratitude 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Take your needle....

“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like that - one stitch at a time taken patiently"

Today's stitch

I made my girl a sundress using kitschycoo's fab sundress tutorial that she did for Melly Sews 30 Days of Sundresses series. I changed it up a bit so that Lils can get the dress on and off by herself. I used just one long braided strap that I made from a repurposed dress that I no longer wear. I hand sewed the strap onto the neckline of the dress and sandwiched the two ends between the back and the facing. So easy and Lily loves it. I used Flight knit from Birch, so, so lovely. The color, the drape, the pattern...perfection!