Sewing is Like Giving Birth…

Sewing is Like Giving Birth…

Luke bought me a sewing machine for Mother’s Day. I’d asked for one as I wanted to sew some pillows and curtains but until a month ago I’d only used it to hem three things, one of which I had to promptly discard. I blame the material. Needless to say, I’m not exactly Seamstress of the Year. However, last month Luke was traveling quite a bit for work so I decided to use those nights alone to whip up a few things for Olivia. Skip the curtains, we’re diving into the deep end.

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Custom One-a-Day Calendar 

Custom One-a-Day Calendar 

I’m not a fan of Christmas. Okay, let me rephrase that. I’m not a fan of obligatory Christmas gifts. While I love gift giving, I’d rather buy just-because presents. You know, those moments you see something and absolutely have to get it for the person. That I love. However, every once in a while I happen to think of a just-because present right around Christmas time and voila, I suddenly love Christmas gifts.  Continue reading “Custom One-a-Day Calendar “

Crafting, Crotchet and Correcting Sin

Crafting, Crotchet and Correcting Sin

I love to craft and have wanted to get back into crocheting for a while. My mom taught me when I was younger but it has been ages since I’ve done it. I finally decided to take the plunge and bought yarn and a crochet needle at the craft store. Two disastrous scarf attempts later and I finally had a good flow going. There was a visible pattern in the stitches and I found the methodical movement quite relaxing. That is until I noticed the top of my scarf was getting wider and wider. Apparently I had started to add an extra stitch at the beginning of each row. Rather than undo the last six rows I decided to just eliminate a stitch and bring it back in. While it worked eventually, I still had 10-12 rows that bulged out from the rest of the pattern. I kept crocheting thinking I could ignore the mistake. Who was I kidding? I finally gave up and unraveled everything until the bulge was gone.  Continue reading “Crafting, Crotchet and Correcting Sin”

Feeling Crafty

I love having a wreath for every season. When I moved in with Luke after getting married I promptly started working on something to hang next to the door. Within the first year or so I had one for spring, fall and Christmas. For the last two summers I have perused Pinterest for the perfect patriotic wreath and just hadn’t found anything I absolutely loved. I’ve seen plenty of options at Target and TJMaxx but I really like to make things myself. Today I was feeling especially crafty and with Memorial Day right around the corner (as in tomorrow!) I decided it was time to just bite the bullet and make something. I opted for a welcome sign. Continue reading “Feeling Crafty”