This is 33 (a Birthday post)

Last year, I glossed over my birthday. This year, you are not so lucky!!! :-D I am so pumped to turn 33 today (August 9, for those of you playing along at home). I did not enjoy entering my 30s but as I’ve found my sea legs — ie, a clearer head, thicker skin, and […]

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Voting & Bloglovin’

Now that I’ve attended a Pattern Review meetup, I feel like I need to be a more involved member of the community. For some people, this would mean posting in the various forums, writing reviews, and perhaps joining a contest or two. For me, at least for now, it means perusing contest submissions. Voting for […]

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PR Boston

I’d like to thank and credit two ladies for today’s post: Sew Crafty Chemist and Ruthie Reviews. Without them publicly hipping me to last Saturday’s event, I would have chickened out and not gone. But they did. And because they did, I didn’t think any of my lame excuses (shyness, fatigue, lack of need for […]

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Saturday Musings: The Great Indie Debate

As a tribute to my very opinionated best friend, I am weighing in on the recent small controversy regarding indie pattern companies. When I began to seek out sewing on the internet, I immediately was skeptical of the indies. Fancy graphics, homogenous models, and self-patting on the back, it seemed. Reeked of high school ‘cool […]

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April “Sexy Month” Roundup

(This post is incredibly belated, but as I like to say: B-L-T-N.)   Thoughts: Whew! April is over. This has been a great month, personally and creatively. I’ve learned some things, impressed myself, and achieved some goals.   Lessons: Focus is more important than inclusion. Sexy Month, though it seemed like a good idea, totally […]

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18 Fashion Bloggers To Follow

Buzzfeed published a great list of fashion bloggers two days ago, and I love a couple of things about this list: Firstly, I already follow one of the featured blogs (Grown and Curvy Woman); Secondly, I already follow three of the featured bloggers on Instagram (Danielle Vanier, Nicolette Mason, and Grown and Curvy Woman … […]

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Sunday Funday: Meant To Be

Sometimes, things work out exactly as they should. Saturdays are supposed to be the day when I share deep thoughts with all of you, but I ended up not getting around to it. And then today I spent my afternoon at a clothing swap at Scholars, hosted by the Boston Natural Hair Meetup group. I […]

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