#Sewphotohop LOVE

It’s September which means that the wonderful Rachel from the House of Pinheiro, is the fab hostess for #SEWPHOTOHOP on Instagram. If by chance you aren’t following (and playing along), I can’t urge you enough to do so!  I had such a great time last...

My Weight Loss Journey

 The KEY! Yes, this is a blog primarily focused on sewing…. but SO MANY OF YOU have asked me about my weight loss. Truly. And while it’s personal, it’s also a core issue for so many people so I finally decided to share my weight loss journey...

What My Mom Taught Me About Sewing

That’s my Mom, the caption in her handwriting says Disney, Orlando FL February 1976. Everything about this photo reminds me of her, of Betty. She always said she was 5 foot 2 but when she died she wasn’t even close to 5 feet She was always tiny, and talk...

Farewell Mr. Prince

I’ve been working so hard to get the Galaxy Whisper Collection together…………….. and as it went live we lost our darling boy dog Prince. He was 13 and definitely the finest dog I’ve ever had the privilege to own. It’s kind...

The Collection

Oh man. The Collection. It’s going to be SO GOOD.  And it’s killing me. Just a little! Of course, I think that there is no gain with no pain (I hear Jane Fonda in my ear every time and Jane wouldn’t lie!!!)—– what’s coming for YOU...

Guilty Pleasure | Beauty YouTubers

Okay okay, I’ll admit it.  My guilty pleasure? When I’m tired and maybe out of sorts, too weary to knit, but a little somethin’ somethin’ is in order? I turn to YouTube almost every time! There are a LOT of YouTubers who have settled into the...

MMM16! Half a Fail!

Here we are, one week left of Me Made May. I have LOVED seeing everyone’s makes, and if you haven’t repeated anything I salute you! I have repeated (and repeated). And what have I learned about my wardrobe? I need more t shirts, hard to believe but true....

Me Made May | Closing in on Week One

How much do you love Me Made May? #mmm16 has been SO much fun to see what other participants have been wearing! My vow was to wear at least one Me Made Thing Each Day & document it. Grade A+ on the wearing, Grade C- on the documenting it.  Sigh. I have FOUR Skirts...

Vitiligo- The Heartbreak!

I’ve worked so so so hard the past year and a half to be stronger, healthier, and being 100 pounds smaller is a definite benefit! More energy is a perk but sewing clothing for myself is the ultimate cherry on top! Imagine my heartbreak, just as I was really...