Sewing Project: Pattern Testing the Felicity Dress

A couple of months ago I was asked by the lovely and talented Jennifer Lauren to test out her latest pattern, the Felicity Dress. It’s a really cute little spring/summer number with gathering at the neckline and bias-bound neck and armholes. It comes as a PDF pattern, which you can[Read more]

Sewing Project: A Charley Harper Moneta

     Hi everyone! As you may know, I’m a huge fan of the artist Charley Harper, who did many illustrations in the 1950s and 60s. You may remember I found a cookbook at a thrift store that was illustrated by him and I felt like I hit the jackpot![Read more]

Happy New Year! PS: I’m Still Alive!

Oh my gosh, I have certainly been neglecting my little blog here, haven’t I? Just in case you were anxiously awaiting my posts, and wondering it I went and fell off the face of the planet or something, I’m still here!  I’ve just had the most terrible case of bloggers[Read more]

Sewing Project: The Cat Lady Dress (McCall’s 6955)

    This dress is my submission for the Cat Lady Sewing Challenge, hosted by my friend Erin of Miss Crayola Creepy. This particular projects is even more special because I used my very first self-designed fabric! I thought it would be fun to make my own custom fabric for[Read more]

Our Engagement Photos

On a very hot day last month, we met our future wedding photographer, Shannon at Disneyland and had our engagement photos taken. I was really hoping to take our photos on the Small World ride, since that’s where we got engaged and it has a lot of happy memories for[Read more]

How We Re-Finished a Mid-Century Dresser and Nightstand

  A little over a year ago, I found this dresser and matching nightstand in one of our local thrift stores. They were very beat up and the finish was in absolutely terrible shape, but I fell hard for it’s very cool, oh-so-mid-century lines and the thrift store was only[Read more]

And the Wedding Dress Pattern Hunt Continues…

         Yesterday, I went with my mom, my best friend, my cousin, and my future mother-in-law to look at wedding dresses. As you may know, I fully intend to make my own wedding dress, but I was advised by my sewing teacher and my mom to try on different styles[Read more]