I just finished the painstaking task of taking all of my fabric and moving it off of the guest bed that shares my sewing room, refolding it and shelving it. I like having it all out where I can see it though because I notice combinations of fabric that I would never have thought to put together before, like these two lovelies (Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner on the bottom there, and Plum/Berry Moons from Far Far Away II by Heather Ross, the latter available still at Charmstitch and Whipstitch by the way). I think they would make an awesome Charlie Dress.
We had a lovely camping trip with my extended family this past weekend in the Michigan jungle. Humid, hot, steamy. I was really stressed on Friday as we were packing up because The Weather predicted a high heat index and thunderstorms all weekend long. And do you think we got so much as a sprinkle? Well we did get a teeny tiny sprinkle, but I can totally handle that. Thank you, Weather, for being at the very least tolerable. I would have preferred it a little cooler, but you can’t get everything you ask for I guess.
The weekend would have been even more lovely if Mr Rae hadn’t been crazy sick. He slept in the tent the entire time we were camping, so I…
Would you like to have a tour of our new house??? Well, maybe not a full tour just yet; there’s still alot of boxes everywhere. How about just one room? I finally got the bedroom free of boxes and cleaned for the first time since we moved in so I took a few pictures (although the hall outside the bedroom is a little insane…ahem).
It’s amazing how just having one clean room in the house makes me feel so much more sane. I’m hoping that if I say that this a “Home Tour” that I’ll be motivated to get the rest of the house photo-worthy. Although I’ve found that truly the BEST way to get your whole house clean in a short period of time is…
I have a leetle problem. Ever since Karen sent us this adorable dress and included a pre-cut size 2 pattern for the dress in the package, the only thing I want to sew is Charlie Dresses for Clementine. Every time I see two matching fabrics I think “that would be so cute as a Charlie Dress”!! Which begs the question, how many size 2 Charlie Dresses is too many for one child? Will people start to wonder if she only ever wears Charlie Dresses? Maybe I will just keep making them and sell the ones she never wears? I don’t know. Eventually I will want to sew something else…right?
Pattern: This dress is based on the Charlie Tunic…
A while ago I posted about an upcycle project of questionable outcome, a t-shirt of mine that I had hacked the arms off of and turned into a dress for Clementine. Here’s an update so you can see how it looks on her. It’s definitely been demoted to the “nighty” category of her clothing, but on her it’s not bad. Neckline a little wonky, but it is what it is.
Cute actually, but I have to be honest here, it’s hard to find something she isn’t cute in, you know?
Worth a revisit with better elastic thread and another t-shirt perhaps. You can see the basic method I used on the original post. And from…
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Someone (I’m going to be the bigger person and not name any names here) bought WAY too much fabric and then put it all in boxes and wrote “FABRIC” on them in MY handwriting and then snuck them onto our moving truck. Now I have to figure out where to put all of it. Sheesh. Did they not know that my new closet is roughly a quarter of the size of my old closet? Something’s gotta give, and it’s not going to be the fabric, I can tell you that much.
Incidentally, that same person packed the serger and the serger power cord…
Just popping in to say HI! and we’ve been packing, moving, and unpacking since Friday (in a couple different loads/shifts), hence I have not been posting. I put a teeny tiny note on the end of the last post, but I’ve noticed it takes about a week and then people start emailing/commenting with the “are you OK Rae?” and the “Where tha HECK are you Rae?” so I figured I should at least give a heya.
I’m currently “borrowing” internet from our new neighbors by careful placement of my laptop near the corner of our new house — well new to us, we’re renting now — because Comcast (our internet provider) doesn’t actually send their “internet kit” until a few days after your service is…
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