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How to: Mat your work!

Getting your work matted and framed adds a level of professionalism to your work. It gives small intimate pieces a more dynamic presence in a large room. But… it’s expensive! Last month I showed you how to take an old beat up frame and really make it shine through fixing […]

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Leftovers Digest: 15 posts to tantalize the fall senses

Things to Make and Look At 1. I saw these little knit leaves and instantly thought “oh, leftover yarn bits could make those little lovelies”. Over on Knitting Iris, I can’t remember where I first saw this. 2. Little trees made from leaf rubbings (love this!). 3. Ruffled leaf tee […]


Apartment ReDress::A new Start+Curtains for my Studio

Since getting back from San Francisco I have slowly been catching up and getting things back on track. It is so annoying how 2 weeks away = 2 months of catching up. I feel like my schedule is getting under control again and my calendar is starting to get fully […]


Maker Faire :: Rounding Up the Weekend

The original plan was to post each day, but honestly, I was so exhausted at the end of each day that I just came home and passed out. It was a ton of fun and I want to share that with you now that I’ve recovered. We changed up the […]


Final Fling with the Spring Fling Skirt

At last week’s Sewing Rebellion I finished cutting the pieces for my Spring Fling Skirt. And today I finally put it all together. I decided not to include the lace. And I think I messed up the pattern a bit. I didn’t realize that the facing, was (cough) facing and […]