An All-White Affair

All-white parties and cruises have become the rage in the past few years, and I have loved seeing all the outfits ladies come up with! I wanted a white dress of my own, and even joined the Pattern Review ‘Little White Dress’ contest last year: Uhm, short much? :-) This is still a WIP, though […]

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On This Day

Today was pretty awesome — I napped, made progress on cataloging my woven fabrics stash, and my best friend and her hubby helped me select some photos for my online dating profile. (Yes, that’s right — I’m putting my hat back in the ring!) In the process, I found some photos I took on February […]

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Houston, We Have a Winner

Courtesy of my camera and a fabulous box I snagged at Goodwill, a winner for the pattern guessing contest has been selected: Elizabeth C! She and four others correctly guessed I’m going to sew up Melinda. Melinda is a bit of a sleeper — it doesn’t have the interesting lines of the other three, but […]

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Saturday Musings: Snow Fall

When I left my job in 2010 to ‘make a living as an artist’ (which declaration won the 2010 award for “vaguest goal”) I thought I was going to be a photographer. I love photography and I thought I was good enough at it. *pause for effect* Sigh. Turns out, taking thoughtful snaps of things […]

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A Contest!

Who likes to win? I got these babies last night, and I am SO EXCITED!!!!! Backstory: one of my sewing resolutions in 2015 is to line up my makes back to back so there’s no lag time between projects. It’s taken me a ridiculous number of mini-sessions to cut and fuse (and fuse, and fuse) […]

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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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Little White Dress Contest

Today begins the first PatternReview.com contest of the year, the Little White Dress Contest! I was dubious of the wisdom of wearing a white dress — images of the Michelin Man and the Pillsbury Doughboy  kept popping into my mind — but then I got the latest issue of Marie Claire. Inspiration! Specifically from “101 […]

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