The Uptown Hobo by Rose.Is.A.Rose

This adorable bag you see below is from fellow handbag designer and knitter Rose from the blog Rose.Is.A.Rose.  This is her first e-pattern release so when she contacted me to test her pattern, I was honored and excited to try it out!   Here is my Uptown Hobo: The Uptown Hobo has a finished size of 14″ x 11″. I just love the shape of this hobo, don’t you?! It’s roomy enough to put all my go-to handbag items and also {Read More}

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Menu Monday! What’s on your plate?

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Easter Sunday! My boys were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 6:15 am ready to dig through their baskets and eat scrambled eggs for breakfast. By 7 they were ready for their egg hunt, but realized that wouldn’t be happening because 1. I had not finished my coffee, and 2. I was in my jammies trying to peacefully eat breakfast.  We finally had our Easter egg hunt in the afternoon and enjoyed relaxing on {Read More}

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Tools for Hems & Boxed Bottoms

Today I wanted to share two sewing tools that have recently made their way into my studio. One tool is older and one is a new purchase from the quilt show last weekend. I love playing with new sewing tools, but in the end I won’t buy them if it’s not something I’d use on a regular basis.  My studio is a spare bedroom and space is limited, so I have to be sure I have a place to store {Read More}

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Menu Monday…..on Tuesday!

It’s been a rough weekend here at the house.  If you read this post, I introduced you to Pippin, my oldest’s new FFA show rabbit.  Friday morning Pippin started showing signs of illness. If you have rabbits you probably know there is little you can do but wait and see if it passes. Well, Pippin got progressively worse and early in the evening passed away.  My younger two were at home when it happened and they were heartbroken.  Oldest was {Read More}

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Are you a Tactile fabric buyer?

tac·tile adjective /ˈtaktl/  /ˈtakˌtīl/ Of or connected with the sense of touch Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible Designed to be perceived by touch (of a person) Given to touching others, esp. as an unselfconscious expression of sympathy or affection – Source: Google  I am a tactile person. In school, my best work were hands-on projects that I could make and present to the class or activities where I could actually DO something. Written tests? Meh. So it wouldn’t be a {Read More}

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