Monthly Archives: October 2015

Slowly Swatching

As soon as I finished those costumes last Saturday, I decided that I was starting my birthday month a little early and I was going to do what I want.  So Sunday, when I should have been putting in my

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KCW: And… Costumes Done!

I actually finished this whole thing Saturday. We were going to do the haunted walk in Prospect Park that afternoon and the girls wanted to wear their costumes.  Or rather, I wanted them to be able to wear them.  So

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Photo Monday – The Daily Walk

Everyday, V and I walk E to school.  Then, I walk V to preschool.  Everyday, I look around as I walk and take it all in.  The brownstones, the ironwork, the trees, the stoops…  It’s a beautiful neighborhood.  And ever

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KCW: First Costume Done!

I always sign up for Kids Clothes Week. This year, it falls at just the right time for costume sewing.  E wants to be young Maleficent and V wants to be Unikitty (from The Lego Movie).  I started with the

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The Learning Sweater

I finished that sweater from last week! And I actually like it a lot despite its many, many mistakes and imperfections. First off, details.  Pattern is McCalls 6796, size 16. I did the large collar with the long sleeves.  Fabric

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Photo Monday – Rhinebeck

It was the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival last weekend.  Rhinebeck for short. It’s huge and I love it. Fiber Flame Studio were here again this year so we did that first.  The projects are easy and fun.

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Not Slow Enough

I keep meaning to make more knits on my machine and learning to sew them up.  It’s a sloooooow process.  So much so that I just never get around to it, preferring to sew up commercial fabrics.  And then, Pattern

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Fall Cardi-Jacket Thingy

Before I go any further, I swear I pressed each and every seam at the highest temperature setting for my fabric. Still, some of those seams are a little bubbly.  I’ll have to press them some more… I bought this

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Photo Monday – Apple Picking

Apple picking.  I feel like I missed out on the best of fall if I don’t go. Now that we live in Brooklyn, we figured we’d find an orchard in Long Island.  Brooklyn is already on the island itself so it’s

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Did You Know

That it’s Slow Fashion October? (Great blog to follow, by the way.) Yeah, I didn’t either until this week. I’ve since read up on it and I love the concept.  Go.  Read that link.  I’ll wait here… Done? Good! I

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