Finished projects · Hand Embroidery

A Sashiko Chambray Scout Tee

Now that I’m getting more and more into hand embroidery, it’s only natural that I dip into sashiko embroidery, given my love of all things Japanese. Earlier this year, I went to a sewing/quilting expo and attended an informational panel about sashiko embroidery. For those who aren’t in the loop, sashiko is defined literally as… Continue reading A Sashiko Chambray Scout Tee

Finished projects · Gift ideas

Putting My Heart into Hand Embroidery

This has been a really tough year for my Grandma. She was hospitalized 3 times since February with a shattered femur, broken hip, and atrial fibrillation respectively. But she’s always been tough and she got through each one – and at age 87, to boot! Since she’s in Louisiana and I’m in Arizona, I felt… Continue reading Putting My Heart into Hand Embroidery

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Moon Prism Power! Sailor Moon-Inspired Ginger Jean Shorts

Other than The Little Mermaid, another obsession I had growing up was anime. And like many teens in the late ’90’s, I fell in love with everyone’s favorite Pretty Soldier – Sailor Moon! I’ve been wanting to translate my love of anime into sewing (Totoro applique on a skirt? Embroidered Ranma 1/2 shirt?), and I… Continue reading Moon Prism Power! Sailor Moon-Inspired Ginger Jean Shorts

Cali & Co. · Finished projects

Feminine Grunge with Grainline Studio’s Lark Tee and Colette’s Zinnia Skirt

The ’90’s are back in the fashion world and I am so stoked. I like the mix of feminine and grunge, so I had to make an outfit to pay homage to my teenage years. Check out the full post on my outfit and thoughts on my teenage style over at the Cali Fabrics Cali… Continue reading Feminine Grunge with Grainline Studio’s Lark Tee and Colette’s Zinnia Skirt

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Summer Mermaids and Feathers – McCall’s 5400 Bikini and Seamwork Mojave Cover-Up

OK you knew it was going to happen after I made my Little Mermaid inspired yoga set… behold… the Little Mermaid swimsuit in all her sparkly glory! I’ve always wanted a mermaid bathing suit and I found a few on Etsy, but I still refuse to pay more than $50 for what basically takes less… Continue reading Summer Mermaids and Feathers – McCall’s 5400 Bikini and Seamwork Mojave Cover-Up