Ring Bearer Pillow

I’m in the wedding of a couple of dear friends coming up in a couple of weeks (cue panic). You may recall I wore a handmade jumpsuit to my friend Becca’s bachelorette party? Same bride. Becca was talking about getting a couple of generic ring bearer pillows, so I volunteered to make some instead. It […]

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Me Made May: Week Four

This last outfit was a doozey! Wanted to finish the top I had started for the Yarn Social Springtime Tee Party and a pair of shorts to go with them. The shorts were easy enough, if I could just follow the directions… The seam ripper came out more times for these shorts than any other […]

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WIP Challenge: May Update

It didn’t go as bad as I hoped! If I had had another 24 hours, I would have two less WIPs, I’m sure of it. Me Made May didn’t even throw me off that much. It just upped the Squirrel count considerably, but I did say if that was all that happened, I was a […]

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Me Made May: Week Three

Very, very proud of what I accomplished this week! I made a jumpsuit! Which is something I never would have imagined I would do! Never have I even rocked a commercial one, because it seemed like one of those things only flawlessly elegant people could pull off. But when my friend Becca decided her bachelorette […]

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Me Made May: Week Two

A little less thrilled this week but proud all the same! I decided this week to make a dress to wear to my graduation. I had a lovely teal linen and a dress pattern already cut. That’s the thing, though. This is the same pattern I used for my bedsheet dress, McCall’s M6199. It was […]

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On Masks

I had an odd moment while making my first Me Made May outfit: I questioned whether or not it would be worth it to make a matching mask. Because this time last year, like many other folks, I was stuck inside my apartment slowly losing my mind. If I were making this outfit then, the […]

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Me Made May: Week One

If I’m being totally honest, this challenge got off to a rough start. I had to keep changing my plan, and it felt like I had bitten off more than I could chew. Once I got my rhythm, I was fine. Once I finished my first outfit, I was feeling great! This is a crop […]

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Heading West

A good, long ways west: from medieval England to the American frontier. I’ve done spinning demos out at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival for years, because I love it. A while back, though, I had an opportunity to demo in a pioneer/homestead setting. I turned it down because I didn’t have half-way appropriate garb for […]

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Me Made May

It’s almost upon us… the month that I usually forget about because, as far as I’m concerned, every month is “Me Made Month” in my house… As intended, that may not be totally true. This started on Instagram as more of a fashion challenge to show off a collection, akin to All Dress April or […]

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In Defense of Stash

I’m in a study for new contact lenses. I won’t get into the gritty of it, but these new contacts, at least at this stage, are a bit uncomfortable. With tired eyes, my go-to is heat. I’ll do the trick where you rub your hands together and put your palms over your eyes, but I […]

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