Year: 2014

Christmas Crafting 2014

Okay, so I didn’t go as all out as I did last year (see part 1 and part 2), but I also ran behind and didn’t get to finish one of the things I was working on. I made it to Christmas Eve thinking I could still finish and finally made the decision to put it off and enjoy my time so I let my sis know part of her gift would have to come later. Crafting should never be stressful :) So here are the ones I did finish in time: #1. Foldover Clutch For my BFF! Made using this tutorial from Skirt As Top that I’ve been wanting to try, and I also followed the leather recommendations from you & mie with my faux leather. My outer fabrics were from Joann’s from a splurge I had before leaving Cheyenne :/ and the lining was from my stash.   I used these gift tags this year… love them! #2. Double-Sided Infinity Scarf This I made as part of my gift for the Great Christmas Gift Exchange, put on by …

Sunday Sew Love: 28 December

Today marks my last Sunday Sew Love post of the year! Crazy! I also can’t believe I’ve kept up with this so long! It’s really fun though so I hope someone other than me enjoys these posts too :) And thank you all for so much inspirational sewing!! (left) Feather’s Flights Wedding Dress Alteration | (top/center) Suzy Bee Sews Lady Skater (top/right) Sewn By Elizabeth Tate Dress | (bottom/right) poppykettle Safari Blouse Until next time,

Top 5 of 2014

Top 5 Hits! Aztec Sweater | Definitely the most worn, but that could be because I made it in January :) It’s actually a major miss when it comes to construction and what not, but it was self-drafted and only my second me-made garment for myself so I just love it despite all of its flaws! B is for Boden Maya Maxi | I’ve worn this one a few times and still love it. I’m excited to continue this self-imposed brand inspiration sewing challenge in the new year! :) Colors Quiet Book | By far my best and favorite sewn gift of the year! Salme Vegas Blazer | My first outerwear. I foresee this being worn a lot… but we’ll have to wait and see :) Adopt Me Vest Sewing Pattern | Not a sewing make… but it’s my first pattern! I hope it gets used by someone… someday! lol Top 5 Misses! Pants to Shorts Refashion | I love that I made these from Danny’s pants and that they were my first pair of shorts, but …

KnitFix! + Aztec Matilda Leggings

Happy day after Christmas! I get to celebrate again tomorrow when we have our extended family get-together. I love this time of year so much! You also know how much I love Stitch Fix! Well, when Girl Charlee came out with KnitFix… naturally, I had to give it a try :) Not that I need more fabric… but we won’t talk about that right now… ;) So you get a cute little tote bag with 6 mystery fabrics, 2 yards each. Here’s what I got in December’s KnitFix: I’ve been eyeing all of the cute printed leggings out there, and I’ve been psyching myself up to start my Ginger Jeans (my pattern is ready, my fabric is ready… I’m just not mentally ready)… :/ so I figured I’d start with some super simple pants – leggings! I used the black/gray/white aztec print fabric from my KnitFix and the Matilda Leggings pattern from Spit Up & Stilettos. I really love this pattern! I cut between the small and medium size. I wanted them to be full …