Author Archives: trinagallop

Final Sewing Project for 2022

As we come to the last few days of the year, I was able sneak in one final sewing project. Of course, just days before Christmas I got the idea to make matching slippers for my daughter and two nieces. … Continue reading

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Ruffled gift bags

We are coming up on several major holidays in December, including Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas, and more. These ruffled gift bags are a great way to not only do some scrap busting but also add a personal touch to gift giving. … Continue reading

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In the hoop quilting with the Janome Skyline S9

I love quilting. Whether it’s piecing, appliqué or using up scraps to put together a quilt top, it’s probably quilting at the top of my list of my favourite sewing activities. But, when it comes to finishing my quilt tops, … Continue reading

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Denim shirt make-over

Shackets (a shirt which can also be worn as a jacket) and overshirts are coming back this fall; another 90s trend that we are apparently circling back to – as I date myself! lol! I found the perfect way to … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidered Luggage Tags

I’m taking my first trip on a plane in two and a half years at the end of this month! I’m both excited and a bit nervous. Something that is helping me get over the latter is prepping my travel … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing

When I’m not sewing for my dogs or my daughter, I do get in the occasional sewing project for myself. I’ve long been searching for the perfect dress pattern for my capsule wardrobe and I’m excited to share that this … Continue reading

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Dog days of summer

I’m just going to put this out there right from the start. If you aren’t a dog person, and perhaps even if you are… this project – to keep your dog cool during the summer heat – may seen a … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing

I hope I don’t jinx it but it feels like we missed spring and went straight from winter into summer here in Manitoba. My sewing definitely switches gears throughout the seasons and the recent warm weather has me thinking about … Continue reading

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Cone of shame alternative

My oldest basset had major surgery recently. I’ll spare you all the details but it was pretty traumatic for both him and I. Thankfully he is home now so we can focus on healing. Part of the surgery required some … Continue reading

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Dresses for all occasions

I’ve been on a bit of a dress making roll lately. Dresses for every occasion! I’ve been using this pattern for dresses for a long time. I started by making this dress for my nieces when they were babies (they … Continue reading

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