The Wacky Chicken

I had a request to revive a pattern from an older version of the blog: the Wacky Chicken (and variants Silly Goose and Wild Turkey). Please excuse the size of the preview – camera resolution wasn’t great in 2003! Despite my packrat habits, not a lot survived from that version somehow. There was another picture […]

Flower break!

The mountain laurels are blooming. So are the azaleas (down on the ground out of shot) and rhododendrons. I should probably fertilize them, but they’re native plants in a fairly native environment (our yard is oak/pine forest, though we’re outside of the technical Pinelands) and are mostly doing fine on their own. The irises are […]

Conquering the unfinished objects

I’ve talked about my ADHD in the past (that is my most-internally-linked post right there), Since my current work has been boring-to-blog stuff like sewing masks and cleaning/rearranging the work area to provide my husband with a dedicated WFH space and me with a dedicated tutorial-photography space, managing it has been extra-fun. So I’m writing […]

Chocolate bunnies!

While I’m cutting out pieces for masks, I’ve had the embroidery machine doing a little bit of work. I have been thinking about leaving eggs out for folks walking with their kids, with a note on the neighborhood Facebook and Nextdoor pages. There’s no download for these little critters, because they’re not mine. Instead, they’re […]

Mask making

Like everybody else in the sewing world, I’m on the mask-making bandwagon. The Olson mask design, provided by an actual hospital organization, is the one I’ve settled on. It is really a mask cover, being designed to hold a disposable filter. I had claimed I didn’t have much good-quality but not glittery calico for sewing […]

Social distancing bears

I made one of the Kimberbears I linked to on Wednesday just to see how the pattern works out. It’s a bit different than I would have done it; I would have tucked the arms and legs inside the body and had the embroidery machine finish them off, but I guess that could get a […]

Blossom the Bear and Skip the Rabbit

Many, many years ago, in a previous incarnation of this blog, I re-posted the salvaged patterns from when Kunin Felt re-designed their blog. They have a project page again, but with different patterns. Well, the Internet Archive never forgets, and some of the old projects are still around. Blossom Bear is present and accounted for. […]

At loose ends

In theory, with the Etsy shop on vacation, I should have nothing to do but polish patterns and get tutorial videos made. In practice, I find myself spending a lot of time fighting with grocery-order websites, planning meals, and generally not in the mood for making stuff. Other than food – I’ve made a couple […]