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]

The Stitch Market: The Vendors

     As promised, here is the second installment of my Stitch Market posts! In my last post, I shared a peek at my own booth for Hello Camellia, and now I want to share the rest of the vendors’ booths. As I mentioned, I was totally blown away by[Read more]

The Stitch Market: My Booth

  The week before last, I had the pleasure of selling my handmade goodies at the Stitch Market, a really cool local craft market, held twice per year in San Luis Obispo, CA. I was so excited to be a part of this event, because it’s one of the few[Read more]

Thrifty Thursday Mint Green Sewing Machine

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 70: Planters, Owls, and Cloisonne

 Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s edition of Thrifty Thursday, where I share my weekly thrift store/swap meet/estate sale finds. The last couple of weeks have been somewhat hit-or-miss on the thrifting front. We found only a few items at the estate sales the weekend before last and we[Read more]