Monthly Archives: September 2015

One For Me

I actually made 3 things for E before this one but this being Selfish Sewing Week and all, I figured I would do mine first. That, and it was easier to get last minute pictures of myself than E.  Not

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Photo Monday – Through My Window

Everyday, I look through this one window in the living room. It has this beautiful view of the southern tip of Manhattan.  In the morning, the sunrise lights up the buildings. And at night, the lights twinkle in the distance.

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Mittens. Glorious Mittens.

It’s when I make something like these mittens that I see what really makes me tick.  It’s when form and function meet to create a beautiful useful object.  Perfection.  And that’s what these mittens are. The design for them at

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More Mending

I made this dress last year. I loved it but didn’t wear it all that much.  It suffered from “too nice to wear” syndrome.  And then, this Summer, I decided it actually looked just fine with flats and I could

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Photo Monday – Brooklyn Kite Festival

I have this kite. White with blue waves and a red sun. It’s something like 30 years old. My parents bought it for me. I remember going out in the field in front of our house and trying to fly

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Visible Mending and Embroidery

My mother used to patch my clothes up when I was a kid.  Even tights!  I distinctly remember red tights with a hammer patch on the knee…  For a long time, whenever I bothered to mend my clothes, the goal

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I Learned From My Mistakes!

The mistakes being in the making of that blanket. What mistakes? For starters, I had never quilted before but I didn’t take the time to read up on quilting.  And I cut corners, trying to cut too much fabric at

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