are you having a Good Hair Day? dress tute + GIVEAWAY!

hello! welcome to those of you who are following along on the Good Hair Day blog hop! Good Hair Day, for those who don’t yet know, is the latest fabric collection from my textile designer friend Kim Andersson. i’m happy to be a co-host of the Hop today, and show you the dress i made […]

bits and bobs and a class this weekend

if you live local to me (that’d be the Hudson Valley/Catskills area of NY), i just want to make sure you know about the loveliness that is Sew Woodstock. it’s a new-ish shop in the town of Woodstock, dedicated to sewing, and run by two of the nicest women, Sally and Molly. they are big […]

Let's hook up some rag rugs!

you guys! it’s SUMMER! today is July 1st (you probably know that) and since June was pure busy-ness for me, i’m beyond excited that starting today things can finally slow down a bit.

so, what are we gonna do all summer? have you been hooking rugs like mad? why? well, surely you’ve seen my new Crochet […]

leggings for the people!

i’ve been a little Legging Obsessed lately, and here’s the reason why: i’ve been secretly working on a How-Tuesday article for the Etsy blog: Design and Sew Your Own Leggings. this is actually the first complete pattern-drafting tutorial i’ve written since the book came out! it was really fun to do, and renewed my love […]

book giveaway!

the delightful nicole smith over at craft stylish/sew stylish/threads has written a very sweet review of Design-It-Yourself Clothes, and craft stylish, home of all of my project tutorials, is hosting a giveaway of FIVE copies of my book! hop on over and leave a comment before wednesday to have a chance at winning one. woot […]

tute, tute!

even though craft stylish had to lay off all of us weekly bloggers back in may (thanks to the screwy economy), i am still writing one or two project tutorials a month for them. i’m kind of into my newest one, for a braided leather headband, and want to make a whole bunch of these […]

button it!

march has been button month over on CraftStylish, and i’ve been busy making all kinds of projects with my button stash! it’s been fun because i don’t usually use button closures in my clothes, but i have a ton o’ vintage buttons that i hoard, saving them for their special moment. and quite possibly, this […]

pin-tuck restyle

i just can’t get enough of the re-styling of t-shirts, and this newest one i did for CS might just be my fave ever! the fit is very flattering and i love the length. check out the tutorial and make one of your own!

the cat on the mat

since i did two projects for gertie for pets month over at CS, i thought i should make something for trissy, my new step-cat. i decided she could use a nice little mat to lie on, while protecting the furniture from fur and claws. piecing the squares was fun and i like how it turned […]

my pet projects

it’s pets month over at craftstylish! so far i’ve done tutorials for recycled dog sweater and crochet pet bed projects, and i’ve got one for kitties in the works for next week. and even though last month was the ‘green crafting’ theme, both of these happen to be *upcycled* so they don’t cost anything to […]

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