knitted: vitamin d

Phew – summer got busy there for a second! Guests and travel and some more guests. All very fun, just not conducive to blogging. To make up for my absence, I’ve brought you this lovely and incredibly tall bunch of black eyed susans. I do have something pretty exciting to share with you – a … Continue reading

fall dreamin’

Instead of super high temperatures and smothering humidity, we’ve been enjoying an unseasonably cool summer. Probably the weather gods felt bad because last summer was so incredibly hot – a record number of days over 100 for the city, and for me, a record number of days spent huddled next to an air conditioner in a bra … Continue reading

make it work

This is the top of the button placket for a blouse that I’m currently working on for my sewing class. (Butterick 6085 for inquiring minds). I was scrambling a little bit to get prepped for the next class when I realized the leftover pieces of interfacing I had around were not quite long enough to scale … Continue reading

blanket goes to the beach

Lot’s of blog-worthy things are happening around here, I just don’t have the discipline to stop doing them and instead sit down and write about them for a few minutes. How many posts do I have to publish before I get my blog fairy? I’ve just returned from a wedding in Portland, Oregon, where we … Continue reading

dress one

  I somehow deleted this post. Why I’m surprised that I would accidently delete posts, I don’t know. Years of losing, breaking, and maiming things should teach me what to expect. While I get over my shock I’ll try to recreate my lost opus… I’m taking a sewing class at Vogue Fabrics here in Evanston. … Continue reading