Refashioned Floral Corduroy Dress

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in sew, tutorials | No Comments
Refashioned Floral Corduroy Dress

I found this dress last spring at Goodwill, meaning to upgrade it into something wearable and pretty. Unfortunately, I never got around to it and it’s been sitting at the bottom of my basket of projects for months and months. Since January is the month of DIY, I decided to take the time (finally!) to […]

DIY Vintage Linen Piano Cover

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in apartment living, craft, sew, tutorials | No Comments
DIY Vintage Linen Piano Cover

Firstly – I have decided that January is a fun DIY month! Which means I’m hoping to post one or two DIYs a week, to make up for the past few months of quiet. I recently invested in a Roland electric keyboard (one of the best purchases I’ve ever made, honestly – I’ve missed playing […]

Cotton Blossom Crop Top

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in crochet, inspiration, sew | No Comments
Cotton Blossom Crop Top

There’s a new pattern in town – this lovely little cotton blossom top. Simple and a bit intuitive – don’t worry, it’s an easy one! One of my favorite pieces to date. A vintage cotton pillowcase from the thrift store and a bit of a yarn splurge come together to form this adorable little crop […]

Book Review: Makery, Sewing

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in book reviews, inspiration, sew | No Comments
Book Review: Makery, Sewing

  Welcome to a mini book review! Today I’m reviewing Makery: Sewing by Kate Smith. Can we just talk about this lovely book for a sec. It is so good! From the beautifully laid out cover to the very last page, I fell in love with this book from the moment I picked it up. […]

Easy Embroidered Canvas Wall Art

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in home decor, sew, tutorials | One Comment
Easy Embroidered Canvas Wall Art

As some of you may know, I work at a library. Working a library makes it much too easy to acquire copious amounts of books in short amounts of time (too short to actually read them all), but that’s okay. I don’t mind having that problem. I recently found this awesome book on crafting called […]

Embroidered Wrap Cuff Tutorial

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in inspiration, sew, tutorials | No Comments
Embroidered Wrap Cuff Tutorial

HeraldĀ the season of flowers by stitching your own embroidered wrap cuff! Embroider a simple tapered rectangle with your favorite combination of stitches – I’ve got a list of resources at the bottom! My favorite is the lazy daisy stitch and French knots. You will need: Jersey fabric (you can use an old T-shirt or a […]

Sweatshirt Upcycle Project

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in inspiration, sew | One Comment
Sweatshirt Upcycle Project

So I was given this sweatshirt about a week ago. I don’t really wear sweatshirts, and the color was too…solid for me. So I put my refashioning skills to work and came up with this! Bleached the sweatshirt by swirling it around in the washer with two parts water to one part bleach. Ran it […]