The weather has warmed up to beautiful spring temperatures here in New Orleans, but I have a winter-worthy basic to show you today! It’s the McCall’s 6796 sweater! I’ve made it 3 times before (1, 2, and 3) so I guess you could say this is my go-to long-sleeved pattern. This is the first time… Continue reading My Fourth McCall's 6796
Now that I’m slipping back into sewing again, I’m reaching for my good ol’ TNT (tried-n-true) patterns. Now you KNEW it was only a matter of time until I had to make another Colette Moneta! Surprise, surprise! Isn’t this the cutest fall outfit? I know spring is right around the corner, but I’m moving a… Continue reading Let’s Stop Counting My Monetas, Shall We?
H…. hello? Ahem, hello? Wh-what’s this?! Who??! Yes, it’s me! I’m alive and back on the blog! Did you miss me? Because I certainly missed you! Wow, so how have things been? How have I been? Well, I’m back on my feet after a long, hard fall – but we’ll get into that later, shall… Continue reading Back to the U.S. and RED-y with a Deer and Doe Melilot Shirt and Farewell Japan Embroidery!
When you’re living in another country for a long time, it’s inevitable that you’ll become homesick before too long. That was the case for me during the winter holidays here in Japan. So instead of spending 100% of my time feeling cold and homesick, I decided to make an embroidery that reminded me of home!… Continue reading What to do when homesick? Bring home to you, of course! A nostalgic embroidery piece
Spring is here! Summer is around the corner! Let us all rejoice in the warmer temperatures! Let us rejoice in only needing to wear one pair of socks! And no more layers of thermal underwear! Yayyy! Other than leaving behind the bleak winter, one of the best parts of Japanese spring is seeing the sakura… Continue reading A Sakura Daruma Grainline Alder Shirt
I suppose if you’re my friend nowadays and you get married, I’ll more than likely make you an embroidery! I was lucky enough to be my best friend’s Matron of Honor at her wedding in New Orleans, and I wanted to give her something handmade to commemorate the special day. She is a huge Lord… Continue reading A LOTR Wedding Embroidery
Where am I? What year is it? Happy 2019, everyone! I wish I could come up with a wittier title and a cooler project, but that’s about all I have to share right now. We have entered deep winter in Japan and I’m in a particularly snowy and wet area. There is no insulation in… Continue reading Japanese Seat Cushion Covers
I’ve always had issues finding the perfect button-down blouse. Store-bought shirts would either be too tight in the shoulders and back, or too tight in the hip area. Thank God for the joy of sewing and the plethora of indie patterns that allow me to finally feel comfortable in button-down shirts! I’ve had lots of… Continue reading My First Long-Sleeved Deer and Doe Melilot Shirt
Last year, I made the most Christmas-y dress I could… with green velvet! I had some of that awesome fabric left over, so I made a top from it! Check out my new Grainline Linden shirt: I took these pictures in Takaoka, Japan. It’s about a 45-50 minute drive from where I’m currently living. DD… Continue reading A Festive Fall Grainline Linden!
One of the many things I am grateful for when I moved to Japan is all of the help I received from other JET participants and coworkers. You would think since I’ve done this before that it would be easy and I would know what I’m doing. WRONG. I’m in a new prefecture, 11 years… Continue reading Thank-you Embroideries