A dog bed fit for a queen

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…

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…

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…

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…

Purple Fabric Flowers

While I was at my parents’ place over the holidays, I wanted to do something crafty. I had bookmarked Tasha of Creation Corner‘s post on a Pointed Flower Tutorial and it seemed like the perfect quick and easy craft. My dad and I had just gone to the New Year’s Day fabric sale where I…

The Dog Witch

As you saw earlier, I made a witch costume for Minnie. It was loosely based off of Butterick 4885. Basically I used the pattern for the base. I shortened the length and added the skirt which was just two layered ruffles. I also added a ruffle at the neckline instead of the collar. Finally, I…