Monthly Archives: March 2012

weekend sewing studio: in which actual sewing was accomplished!

of course, i mean last weekend, but who is counting? last week i had a serious indulgence at my house:  i was actually able to use it.  behold, my sewing station! so what if it still doesn’t have drawers?  don’t … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “mad men”: inspiration

but first, a diversion.  only if you promise to come right back! the new york times shocks us today with the breaking news that skirts are a desirable fashion item. really? i had no idea.  thank you, new york times, … Continue reading

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on sewing and how it takes over your life; or, chores? what chores?

friends, i am feeling bereft. i am a sewing addict, and yet it has been 3 weeks since i’ve last sewn. oh, i’ve been thinking about sewing–as usual, i’ve been thinking about it so much, and in so many different … Continue reading

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on getting dressed: how, and why, and for whom?

there’s something in the water today, i think.  within minutes of each other, and only an hour after i got back from a lunch break at the local mall (still reeling from the 80s-inspired neon t-shirts and high-waisted cutoff shorts), … Continue reading

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weekend workshop: no sewing, but sewing space progress

progress gets made. step 1:  tiny loft space (16 feet long, 9-ish feet wide, starting at 90″ high and ending at 24″ high) full of ungainly shelves screams potential. remove shelves.  (which, incidentally, were each made of one long board.  … Continue reading

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midweek thoughts: on thoughtful comments, staying motivated, finding balance, and other things

friends, i think one of the things that many of us hope for in starting a blog is the ideal of shared conversation—finding new friends, new inspiration, and having a dialogue with however many (or few) readers you have.  the … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “refashion”: inspiration

i didn’t finish any of my potential “refashions” for this week’s sew weekly. and now that week is over, and i have another UFO in the pile, BUT i found this challenge really fun and inspirational. a couple of months … Continue reading

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