Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award



Happy Tuesday, y'all! Trish from Trishstitched nominated me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, and gosh, am I flattered. Thank you, Trish!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Handmade Vintage Advance 9145 Blouse in Glow Voile by Amy Butler


Happy Wednesday, Everyone! I put together this top sort of on a whim and I am so, so happy with how it turned out. This voile is by Amy Butler, and you can find it at The Tin Thimble's Etsy store. I originally planned on lining the top, but with the recent humidity (it's been 100% a few times lately. And NOT raining. I didn't even know that was possible.), and the heat, I ended up just leaving it a single layer and finishing the inside with a combination of bias tape and french seams. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Middle Eastern Inspired Meal & Why We Make a Big Deal out of Dinner



I grew up in a household where we ate dinner around the table together every night. Every. Night. My mom is a great cook, and has a seemingly endless supply of recipes both on paper and in her head. I don't remember a time when my mom taught me how to cook, but I guess I absorbed a lot of her knowledge simply by watching. My sister, Lisa, has also taught me a lot about food. How to try things, how to tweak recipes, how adding dijon mustard to everything makes it better. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Handmade Vintage Simplicity 9438 Wrap Blouse in Vintage Daisy Print Polyester


This top was made with a Simplicity 9438, a 1980's pattern for one-yard wrap tops.  Remember how I just moved across the country, and had to leave 3/4 of my things in a storage unit? Yeah, well that means a lot of my patterns didn't make it out with me.  I kind of wish I had packed this one, it was fun to make, and is super versatile. Sigh.