Thrifty Thursday Vol. 72: Mid-Century Hutch

Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s edition of Thrifty Thursday, where I share my weekly thrift store/swap meet/estate sale finds. Today I’m sharing a very special find, one of my favorite pieces and something I was looking for a very long time- a mid-century modern hutch to display my[Read more]

Sewing Project: Another Moneta in Stripes (A Love Story)

    Ok, I’ve been a bad blogger… I made this dress a month ago and I’m just now posting it! This is my second version of the Colette Patterns Moneta dress, and despite it’s simplicity, this is seriously one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. It’s so comfy,[Read more]

LA Blogger Meetup Report

  The weekend before last, I headed down to LA with my sewing buddy Erin for the long-awaited blogger meetup! It was such a fun day. I got to meet with so many fellow sewers, chat about sewing, blogging, and fabric, and check out The Fabric Store, which I’d never[Read more]

Pattern Testing the Bronte Shirt

       Hi guys! I’ve got yet another sewing project to share with you today. Can you believe how much I’ve been sewing lately? I’ll attribute it to a lot more free time now that I switched jobs as well as being asked to test out a few new patterns. Which[Read more]

Blogger Meetup in LA this Saturday!

 (image source: The Fabric Store) I’m sure most of you have heard about the blogger meetup that’s happening in Los Angeles this Saturday June 14th, but just in case you haven’t, Erin of Miss Crayola Creepy and some other ladies have planned a fun day of lunch, fabric shopping, socializing,[Read more]

Pattern Testing: The Betsy Skirt and the Ava Jacket

 Hi, and for those of you who don’t already know me, I’m Melissa and this is the second-to-the-last stop on the Betsy and Ava blog tour! I was a more than a bit flattered when Abby of BlueGingerDoll Patterns emailed me a couple of months back about testing out a[Read more]

Sewing Project: Grassy Green Moneta

   I’m pretty excited about this dress, because not only is it my first Moneta dress, but it’s actually one of the very first knit projects I’ve ever sewn! Learning to sew with knits is one of the goals I set for myself this year, and I bought the pattern[Read more]

Sewing Project: Pillows!

I don’t know about you, but I love making pillow covers! They’re such a simple and gratifying project that you can do in a spare hour or so between other sewing projects, they’re a great showcase for a fun fabric, and they can really change up the look of a[Read more]

Back to School

I’ve got new adventures on the horizon! After much deliberation, worry, trepidation, doubt, and ultimately excitement, I quit my full-time job at the day program a little over three weeks ago so I can go back to school! I’m not doing anything too radical, just taking some classes at my[Read more]