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Still time for summer sewing

The days may be getting shorter and sunsets coming earlier, but there’s still time to get in some summer sewing. While we’ve had a few “cooler” days this week where I live in Winnipeg (we are talking daily highs in … Continue reading

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More Fun with Free Motion Quilting

I have had a facination with free motion quilting on domestic sewing machines for a long time. I love the idea of taking something and turning it into something completely different just with the use of thread and your machine. … Continue reading

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Reusable Paper Towels

I don’t know about you but we use A LOT of paper towels in our house. Probably something to do with babies and bassets! Lately I have been giving a lot of thought to things we only use once and … Continue reading

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Love at first sight.

It was a happy mail day when this new beauty was delivered about eight wonderful weeks ago. The unboxing was super fun! If you follow me on instgram, you would have noticed my excitement at the time. I was pretty … Continue reading

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Dapper Dog Coats

If you follow me on any of my other social media channels, you know I have dogs. Many of them… and that I often make things for them. Mostly practical stuff. Dog beds. Crate covers. And now dog coats. While … Continue reading

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Handmade Wardrobe

One of the things I want to be more intentional about this year is in developing a wardrobe that is useful, functional and that is my own personal style! I have too many clothes I don’t wear so I’ve been … Continue reading

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Quilting with different textures and fabrics

I did a good clean/purge of my sewing studio recently. Marie Kondo style – for real, there were big bags leaving my quilting studio!! It was a little scary but I’m happy I did it. In the process I uncovered … Continue reading

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Wardrobe Building

Just recently, I have started to craft a bit of a personal philosophy when it comes to my work wardrobe. After many years of trying to be creative and create many different outfits from just as many different wardrobe pieces, … Continue reading

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Just in time for Christmas

One more dress. Just in time for Christmas. This has to been my favourite dress pattern. I can’t even count how many times I’ve made it now. The Made-By-Rae’s Geranium Dress is definitely a staple in my sewing repertoire. I was … Continue reading

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Why do you sew?

Why do you sew? What motivates you to spend hours in your sewing room, perched over your cherished sewing machine? I’ve written about this before (both here and here) but I was thinking about this again as I was working … Continue reading

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