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Exhilaration and Heartbreak: My Sewholic Minoru Story

I FINISHED MY FIRST COAT!!!

Jacket. Coat. Outwear. What-have-you.

I bought this pattern FIVE mofoing years ago, and it finally has taken form… my very own Sewaholic Minoru.

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But this story is not rainbows and unicorns, it’s also shitty Parisian polyester.  And now, it shall begin… Continue reading “Exhilaration and Heartbreak: My Sewholic Minoru Story”

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April Ruminations, May Plans

Been a bit of a quiet blogging month, but since I actually set some goals for once, thought it would be nice to follow up!  To recap, here’s what I was hoping to accomplish in April:

  • Sewaholic Minoru
  • 2 Oliver + S Bucket Hats for Cheeks
  • Jalie Cora running tights
  • McCall’s 6873 for Cheeks
  • Simplicity 8291
  • Unblogged plan:  Blue Calla Iris for my mom’s birthday gift

While writing that post, these didn’t seem like THAT much work, but looking at it now:  bahaha…like I was going to get all of that done.

So, how many did I finish?

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April Plans

Happy April Fools Day!  I met my sweet husband on this day 6 years ago…so glad we met for that blind date.  <3  Happy Date-iversary, honey bunny!

I haven’t done a planning post since February (1 2), so thought it was high time!  The new goal is to post a little something every month, but we’ll see how it goes.

I did way more blogging than sewing in March.  And couch sleeping after Cheeks went to bed…lots of couch sleeping.  Though, I did manage to finally get some work done on the Minoru I had planned to sew up at the February retreat.

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February Plans: Part One

Thanks for your kind words on my quilt!  :D  I am so happy to have it done and really appreciate it.  Would also be so appreciative for your vote at PR for the contest!

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And yeah, you read that post title right.  I have so many sewing plans for February that they need to be split into TWO MOFOING BLOG POSTS.  Now that’s a spicy meatball!

Why so many sewing plans?  I get to attend a UFO retreat with my sister in law J (thanks for watching the pumpkin, sweet Mr. 5!) next week!  J manages a quilt shop in central Wisconsin and they’re hosting an awesome retreat for folks to finish up their unfinished pretties!  And I got invited!  Squee!

That said, I currently have no unfinished pretties (Huzzah!).  Since finishing my quilt, I have been cutting patterns and fabric in preparation for an ENTIRE LONG WEEKEND of sewing.  To say I’m stoked is an understatement.

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Makin’ Dolly Proud: Cambie Style

So, I’ve been doing a lot of sewing lately, but I haven’t really felt like blogging much, which is evident. Could be the undiagnosed SAD, or the -9 degree weather we had earlier this month, or the lack of sunlight after work to take photos.

I have completed around three dozen projects since I last posted about something I made, and thinking about starting to blog them where I left off was giving me the same feeling as when I take a ton of shit out to use, which gets strewn all over my sewing room, and then have to face the prospect of putting it all a way.  A mixture of anxiety and oddly placed doom.

Maybe when I have a lull in current sewing projects, I’ll jet back in time to share some of my blog-neglected makes of late 2013 and early 2014, but for now I’m just going to start up again with what I’ve just completed…

Drumroll, please…

Another Cambie!

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This time in View A (here’s my first Cambie using view B).  I whipped this beauty up for my bridal shower, which just happened this weekend and was beautifully hosted by my wonderful sister, cousin, future mother in law and future sis.

 

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