Sweater Repair with Liberty of London Fabric Tutorial

Are you in the middle of "Sprinter?" We sure are!  Or, maybe it's just Winter in Cleveland!  How do we cope with these sunless, cold, damp winters? Perhaps with a wee bit of Jameson, cozy knitting, and an embrace of winter sports. By March we have given up on (most...

Celtic Myths Shawl for a St. Patrick’s Day Wedding

Celtic Myths by Asita Krebs My Ravelry Project Page We just celebrated my daughter's St. Patrick's Day wedding!  It was lovely in so many ways and we are just starting to come down from the excitement. I will be sharing some wedding photos on a later post, but wanted...

Matronly Mother of the Bride, Dresses, and Sewing and How Not to Look Like Mrs. Doubtfire

As you may or may not know, I have two kids getting married this year.  The first wedding is on St. Patrick's Day and the second is three months after that! There are a lot of details to work out, but the kids are on top of those.  My daughter is a med student and...

Marching Band Pillow

This wonderful memory pillow was created using an old marching band uniform.  I am excited to partner with a school in a fundraising...

Vintage Tie and Hanky Quilt

Since Instagram is like microblogging, I wrote a post to share some of my notes on making this amazing vintage tie and hanky quilt.  I wasn't aware that there was a character limit and I quickly exceeded it.  I had to move my additional writing to the comments. ...

Memory Pillows from Sweater

A lovely client contacted me about repurposing a sweater that belonged to her mom.  She believes her great-grandfather purchased it for her mom around 1971. Other than a button missing, the sweater was in beautiful shape. My client thought it would be a good idea to...

Tuscan Dinner 2016

I wanted to do a quick post about our 2016 Tuscan Dinner on the brink of our 2017 dinner!  Year 2016 was our 3rd indoor year out of 7 years. I don't have the full menu but here are a few links: Limoncello (Liquid Gold!) Tuscan Apple Cake Burrata  ...

Baby Bounty – Baby Shower Gifts

There's something about babies that makes me want to sew. I saw adorable bucket hats over at Goodbye Valentino and couldn't wait for an opportunity to sew one. There is a free pattern from Oliver + S and you can download it here. I learned that the shower was for a...

New Sunglasses and a Coupon

I recently had an opportunity to review eyeglasses from GlassesShop.com.  My eyes have been changing lately. In the past few years, I've needed to use reading glasses and purchase inexpensive pairs to leave around the house.  I've needed them so much, however, they...

Memory Totes from Shirts and Air Force Garrison Cap

I had an incredible opportunity to create some unique memory items using clothing from my client's father and brother. She sent me the clothes and we hashed out four bags to make for four different women in her life (including herself!). This first design was for a...