• Sewing

    But This One’s Just Wee….

    So sewing machines seem to be breeding in my studio. Penny has been happily sewing away, day in and day out, keeping business running. My original home Singer is my label machine now, and Agnes (the 1950’s Singer 15-91 that Lindsay gave me for my birthday is my go to quilt piecing machine. I had still really wanted to add a Singer Featherweight to my collection, to use for classes and sewing days with my guild. And because I luuuuuurrrve them! A friend told me once that you never look for looms, they just find you. Well, the same seems to be true for sewing machines. I put the word…

  • Sewing

    Hand Stitched Friend

    So a while back I saw the adorable kits that Alicia Paulson was putting together for her Maggie Rabbit design. I sort of hummed and hawed about whether I wanted a kit or not, and of course they sold out in about 2.8 seconds. (ETA: I just noticed she has kits back in stock. Run! Go get one!) So when I did finally decide that I wanted to make one, I figured that I would just buy the pdf of the pattern and get the supplies from etsy. My supplies and pattern sat around for a while in my To Be Done pile for quite some time, but I finally…

  • Gifts,  Sewing

    Auntie Duties

    About 6 weeks ago it was my little nephew’s first birthday. (What? How is that possible?) I was lucky enough to get to go home for a week or so to visit, so I didn’t have to miss the party! I knew he was going to get a ton of stuff for presents, so I decided to make him something that would hopefully be a bit different. I made my first sock monster many years ago now, and it was well received, so I thought I would play around with making another. I made the legs and arms really long and skinny my nephew could easily crawl or walk with…