Archive for August, 2013

Aug 20 2013

Quick Cambie update

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Here is proof that I did actually make the bodice. But, it looks like this one is not going to be my real dress. Or at least not yet. I think it’s still salvageable. Definitely the skirt portion. But it looks like I’m not a size 8 despite what the measurements say. This one was […]

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Aug 19 2013

Ice cream cone kitchen art

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I painted that! It is real art that I did that is hanging in my kitchen! Yes, it is a copy of “Four Ice Cream Cones” by Wayne Thiebaud. Okay, it’s my interpretation of it because it’s definitely not an exact copy. I went to a paint and wine event by ArtSocial with my good […]

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Aug 18 2013

Couch Cover With A Dog Picture

Published by under Dog,Sewing

So this is partly a gratuitous photo of my dog. But there is actually some sewing in it as well. You may notice that there appears to be a cover on the arm of the couch. You would be correct. Minnie usually spends the day looking out that window. Whenever someone walks by she feels […]

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Aug 17 2013

Jerk chicken meatballs . . . well the ingredients at least

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I was making meatballs the other day from The Meatball Shop Cookbook. I’ve been quite happy with this cookbook. The meatballs have been delicious. The best part is that most of them are super easy. You just toss all the ingredients in, mix them up and cook. It makes enough for 6 people usually, but they […]

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Aug 16 2013

Cambie sneak preview

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  Here’s a little teaser. I’m finally getting started on my Sewaholic Cambie dress. This is technically the muslin, as well as my traced pattern pieces. Yes, I’m using nice fabric for my muslin. I’m pretty much a dead-on size 8 from the back of the envelope so I have high hopes that my “muslin” […]

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Aug 15 2013

Root beer rocks!

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For my birthday this year, my amazing husband got me one of the coolest gifts: a 48 bottle sampler of root beer from The Root Beer Store. This was the perfect gift for me because I love root beer and I love trying new things! My plan was to photograph and rate each one but […]

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Aug 14 2013

Side Yard Makeover

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This past spring I decided to redo our side yard. It was in a sad sad state. Sorely neglected. A finished picture of the side yard is over on the left. My goal was to make it like a tiny oasis. My dance room has two French doors that open out on to it so […]

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Aug 13 2013

Flashback: Little Pink Purse

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Here’s another flashback of something I made many years ago. Decades ago in fact. Perhaps in undergrad? I later learned that “super cool” pink fabric I used for the purse was actually lining fabric. The brocade I got at the local sewing annex for something like 50 cents. The beads were just some extra multi […]

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Aug 11 2013

Simplicity 2520: Corduroy Jacket

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I made this about 2 years ago for my intermediate sewing class and I can honestly say that this is the only time I’ve worn it. It turned out nicely and I got a good grade. I really like the shape of it, but it just always felt so bulky and big. I think this […]

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Aug 10 2013

There will always be more fabric

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Sometimes I need to remind myself “there will always be more nice fabric.” I have a tendency to keep fabric for “something special.” The problem is that I get so busy and have so little time that I never end up using the fabric. Or, worse, I make a muslin for a pattern out of […]

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