Tag: diy

Post #3148: The small and the scrappy

I think sewing with scraps week has already come and gone for 2019, but for some reason I’ve been quite captivated with scrap and fat quarter sewing recently. It started with sewing zip pouches out of vintage Japanese fabrics a few weeks ago: Since…

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Post #3131: This week in making

I went into Vancouver yesterday for the funeral of a co-worker who I’ve known for over twenty years. She would have been fifty this month, but has had breast cancer now for several years – and after a long hiatus in which it was…

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Post #3109: Sewing up the [wardrobe] gaps

I’m at a juncture where I have worn out most of my trousers. Four pairs of jeans and four pairs of black leggings – all on the verge of being cut up for rags (the leggings) or additions to quilting projects (the jeans). Knowing…

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Post #3107: Sewing off the stash

I’ve been doing a lot of finishing and stash sewing lately in an attempt to clear some of the sewing room clutter. Case in point, the over-sized pillow that I finished earlier this week. The teal/red  poppy fabric was originally an unfinished (and unflattering)…

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Post #3053: Restoration, self and loom.

Is it ironic that I took a mental health day on mental health awareness day? Because that’s what I did yesterday – I took a day off work to deal with my anxiety, imposter syndrome, and the general antipathy that I am feeling towards…

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