New patterns!

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…

Hanuka Bunting

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…

Some new fabric

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…

Kransekake for New Year’s Eve

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…

Many Moons . . .

It has been many moons since I last posted. About 4 if we’re counting. It’s not that nothing has been happening. Rather the opposite — too much has been happening! I haven’t had time to breathe let alone sit down and post. But hopefully (fingers crossed!) things should be calming down at least a little…

Fixed!

I fixed my issues. Lunarpages wasn’t much help in this case, but fortunately my debugging skills are strong 🙂 As it turns out, it had nothing to do with the upgrade to WordPress 3.3.1. At the same time as the upgrade, I had been fiddling with some other settings that had tried to install some…

Millinery 101

Last weekend I finished up a 3-Saturday hat making class with Wayne Wichern. Wayne is an awesome guy and I learned so much in this class. Mostly I learned that millinery aka hat making is far more work than I originally thought and far more hand sewing that I originally thought. There’s more than I…

Easy Resin Jewelry Tutorial

For this past Hanukkah, my husband and I were trying to stay in budget. He had mentioned wanting some casual cuff links so rather than buying some, I decided to make him some for around $5 (the resin was actually about $10 but I only used a little of it so amortized it’s about $5).…