Archive for January, 2013

Jan 18 2013

IKEA Hack Cutting Table

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So I’ve been meaning to do some photos of my sewing studio for a while. Because we did it pretty much all with IKEA and a lot of it is pseudo IKEA Hacks. But I just haven’t gotten around to it. However, a friend was looking to make a new cutting table so it provided […]

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Jan 14 2013

Sewaholic Renfrew construction details

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There’s another angle of my Sewaholic Renfrew shirt. Below I’ve got some details of putting it together. The directions are pretty easy. I consulted the web for some general knit questions. Can you believe this is the first “real” knit thing I’ve actually finished? Not just a muslin type thing. I know. Crazy. Anyhow, good […]

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Jan 13 2013

Finished Sewaholic Renfrew top

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Okay, I got some pictures of my Sewaholic Renfrew shirt yesterday. Here it is! I’m so happy with how it came out. It’s so comfy. I used this really soft rayon modal stuff I got at JoAnn’s. I got it super cheap with a coupon for messing around and trying things out. Basically knit “muslin” […]

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Jan 12 2013

What sort of Cambie to make?

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So I’ve been debating about what sort of Cambie dress to make. I actually made the Renfrew top last weekend but haven’t had a chance to take pictures yet. I will try and do that this weekend. Anyhow, I’ve seen so many Cambies that I love online. I found this great site called Flickriver which […]

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Jan 05 2013

A dog bed fit for a queen

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Back in college, my mom and I made the duvet cover below. This was thick upholstery fabric. It didn’t really fit in my dorm room, but it was so regal looking. I felt like Shirley Temple in The Little Princess after the guy brings her that plush comforter. Not that my dorm room was nearly […]

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Jan 04 2013

New patterns!

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Yay! My Sewaholic patterns came today. I’m so excited! Ever since I saw the Cambie dress on Sew Busy Lizzy, I’ve been eyeing the Sewaholic patterns. When I went to the Sewaholic website, I also loved the jacket and knit shirt patterns as well. I tried to hold out for sale, and wouldn’t you know […]

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Jan 03 2013

Hanuka Bunting

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I love bunting. I think it’s awesome. I wanted some festive decorations for Hanuka last winter so I decided to make bunting. Even though I love bunting, you’ll be surprised to know that this was the first time I’ve made it! I basically just added tabs to letters in Silhouette studio and then added a […]

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Jan 02 2013

Some new fabric

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Apparently there were lots of New Year’s Eve/Day sales which I totally missed. I assumed things would be closed. We called and Eddie’s Quilting Bee was open so we made the trek over there since I love going to fabric stores with my mom. We were in luck. They had some of the cutest Hanukkah […]

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Jan 01 2013

Kransekake for New Year’s Eve

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For New Year’s Eve, I decided to make a traditional Norwegian celebration cake. It’s called kransekake which literally translates to “wreath cake” and you’ll soon see why. My husband’s family enjoys one at Christmas every year and we had one at our wedding. My parents really like it so I figured why not make one […]

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