Pirate Shirt (but bigger)

When you’ve just made a simple pair of dungarees as your third item of handmade clothing, what do you do next? A pirate shirt, of course! I sewed the main seams by machine, but did all the seam-felling, reinforcement patches, hems….. …..buttons and buttonholes by hand. (Machine buttonholes are beyond my skills at the moment!)…… Continue reading Pirate Shirt (but bigger)

Framed

After finally finding a good frame…. ….the sunflower cross-stitch is done! I think the wooden frame adds to the rustic-ness of the stitching. In The Palace Library, we have one box…. ….and two boxes opened. “Oooh, I haven’t read this one yet!” There might be some borrowing happening before the store opens. Someone’s got to…… Continue reading Framed

Project Roundup

I have a few old/didn’t-work-out-right doll clothes that I was trying to recycle this week, but they’re not agreeing with me, so I may have to do some more thinking. As always, there are books-in-progress on my desk…. ….and I impulsively started crocheting myself a rainbow beanie for winter. I have no idea how I…… Continue reading Project Roundup

Project Roundup

The Quest to Unpack All the Boxes remains a slow one, about matching the rate at which the bookshelves get built. “Oooh, there are some good ones in this box!” “When I next get a moment, we should totally put genre labels on the shelves somewhere.” I also have a few life-size sewing projects that…… Continue reading Project Roundup