Sewing


A girl and her dress

A girl and her dress

I had failed as a mother not in a vague, ambiguous sense, I had failed in a very concrete way. I had forgotten to take portraits of Celine in her dress.

Ideas to get you crafting this winter

Ideas to get you crafting this winter

This is the time of year I think, dream, and plan my winter crafting. Tis' the season. I think about finishing projects I didn't last winter and starting new projects. If you're anything like me, you're doing the same thing.

The meaning of making

The meaning of making

The women I come from, my mom, aunties and grandmas; make beautiful, useful, warm and cozy things. They knit, crochet, sew, quilt, appliqué, and weave. I belong to a lineage of women makers, it is a heritage I am proud of and deeply grateful for. Women who make warmth out of scraps, beauty of balls of yarn, homes out of handmade.

Sew a Sweater for Your E-Reader ~ 3 Easy Designs

Sew a Sweater for Your E-Reader ~ 3 Easy Designs

A pattern to sew a sweater for a digital device.

Grandma's quilt

Grandma's quilt

Four years ago today my maternal grandmother died. Memories of her sneak up on me all the time. In summer I think of her when I'm in my garden; recalling her own green thumb, her fondness for flowers and all the food she grew and prepared for her family over ...

Making time for mama to craft and sew

Making time for mama to craft and sew

If I'm going to be successful in the long term as a stay-at-home mom and homeschooler I have to carve out a little time each week and each day doing something I want to do.

Gone backpacking

Gone backpacking

That's right baby. This weekend we are backpacking. For real. By the time you're reading this we've already hiked into our site, carrying all our supplies for 2 nights and 3 days (plus the camera) on our backs, including a tent and shelter. You know what this means don't know ...