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!

UFO Contest 2017

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!


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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Me-Made-May ’13, Week 4 Recap

The fourth week of MMM13 is now in the books… I’ve pledged to wear something handmade every weekday of May, for a total of 23 days.  I’ve now completed 18 of those 23 days.

Here’s what I wore:

May 20th

#mmm13 Day 14:  May 20th

Me Made: Simplicity 2443 dress
Sandals: Keen
Cross body bag: Relic

We were driving back from C’s wedding and our mini vacation, so I wore something niiiice and comfy for the ride.

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Me-Made-May ’13, Week 3 Recap

Well, I’ve made it through 3 weeks (well, 2.5…) of my pledge to wear something handmade every weekday of May, for a total of 23 days.  I’ve completed 13 of those 23 days so far.

Apparently the theme for this week was blue:

May 13th

#mmm13 Day 9:  May 13th

Me Made: Hand knit Butterfly Cami in Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb yarn
Cardigan: Old Navy
Cami:  Lady Hathaway ( Jeans:  Old Navy
Shoes (not shown):  Keen

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Textile Tuesday: February 2013

So, it’s Textile Tuesday again…and I have nothing to show you!  I purchased a yard of fabric a couple of days ago, but have yet to receive it.  That’s right – this month, I only bought ONE yard of fabric.

In lieu of fabric porn, I bring you pattern porn:


1. Sewaholic Renfrew because it has had such rave reviews (and I’ve already used it!  Woot!).
2. Vogue 8888 came home because, well, as I said previously, it’s freakin’ awesome and I needed to have it.
3.  Simplicity 1941, an Amazing fit pattern for a button down blouse (goes to DD cup!).
4.  Simplicity 1916 because I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about (It’s #8 in Pattern Review’s Best of 2012!)

As for my NYE resolution on using more fabric than I buy…this month, I used a whopping 10 2/3 yards (seems like a lot to me, at least!) and brought in the one yard mentioned earlier, for a net of  negative 9 2/3 yards for this month.  Needless to say, I am happy with my progress!

2013 Fabric Stash Resolution Status
Goal:  Negative stash yardage
Total yards stashed (+) or used (-):  -8.42
Goal on track?  Yes!