Sunday, March 03, 2019


Shockingly, I'm still here. Part of me wonders if you are too!

Sewing is still a massive part of my life. It's my escape. For 2019, I've made a goal to sew every day. Even if it's only 15 minutes of handsewing. One way to keep myself on track is this calendar.

I cross off every day that I sew. I don't beat myself for the days that miss. I accept and move on!
Here a few wee things sewn up during those sessions in recent months!
I'm kind of obsessed with these wee phone stands. So far, I've made three, but I'm definitely going to make more! Factotum of Arts has this awesome tutorial!
GT got her first big girl doll from Santa. I might add that she's still miffed that Santa didn't bring the pink and purple dog that she requested in her letter. Anyway, Abigail had some lovely indoor clothes, but there was a risk of her getting cold when out visiting.
It was determined that she needed a coat. And of course, momma went a little overboard. I've gone down a rabbit hole of new sewing opportunities (as though I needed more). The ensemble pictured above is Sofie's Winter Sports Outfit by Sofie Clareese. I've resisted buying more patterns, but just barely!
In 2019, I'm doing Random Acts of Craftiness. One of my first acts came in the form of this mini mini quilt. I'll tell you more about it in a future post!
For Christmas, I sewed up a number of these portable cutlery rolls. I've been thinking so much about garbage lately. Plastic, in particular. These rolls started out as a way to transport my metal straw. I hated the idea of it floating about in my purse.
While I haven't been blogging much, I'm pretty active on Instagram. And it keeps feeding me more ideas for things to make. More sewalongs. So. Many. Things. To. Make. I was totally sucked in to the #tinydresdenparty in January. It's a fun little pattern from Quilty Obsession!
And hand stitching! I finally finished my Hawaiian appliqué pillow.  Well, at least the appliqué portion. I'm seriously considering hand quilting it, even though I've never hand quilting anything! It seems like the right thing. The kit and workshop were Himself's birthday gift to me last year. I spent a couple very pleasant hours at the Maui Quilt Shop last March.
I also got down to work on my Violet Craft EPP Peacock. He's certainly going to be a bright fellow! The pattern's been looking at me from the design wall for some time. If I'm going to get down to business on The Night Quilter's Pollinate quilt, this one needs to be finished first!

That's just a sampling of some of the projects I've been plugging away on when I haven't been working on the blog. I'm going to be back again soon... sharing more details about the projects above and bringing you up to date on some others!

Hope you're still out there, dear reader. I've missed you!



  1. That doll outfit is so cute! I've been sewing at least 15 minutes a day too.

  2. So lovely to see what you have been up to beyond just Instagram! I am so impressed with the clothing for GT's doll. I have never sewn any garments but maybe doll clothes are a place to start since both of my daughters are super into their dolls right now!

  3. I've missed reading about your sewing adventures and am definitely still here! It's amazing what can be accomplished with 15 minutes a day, isn't it?

  4. What a nice surprise to see your post! Love your projects, especially the doll ensemble, very chic! I’ve been out of the blogging routine as I’ve been watching our new grandson during the day. He starts daycare next month and I have lots of sewing and crochet projects planned for my well as some gardening. Good luck with your sewing goal.

  5. Still here! I'm glad I've subscribed to your blog via email so I won't miss any posts. Sounds like you've got lots more to share :)

  6. You've been busy! That doll outfit is fantastic. She looks suitably warm now :) I love your mini mini quilt - it looks like the bow of a canoe. Your cutlery roll is a great idea (I've been thinking about reducing garbage and plastics lately too) and the Hawaiian applique looks fantastic.

  7. Still here—and good to see you’re still sewing, too! I’m glad to know you are on Instagram. I’ll hop over to see, but I do enjoy your blog posts, too, whenever you can manage them.

  8. I love the doll clothes and I'm still here.

  9. So glad you are still sewing! Everything you’ve made looks great and congrats on your commitment to 15 minutes a day

  10. Hello!! I'm jealous of Abigail's outfit -- she's dressed better than me. LOL

  11. Hello!
    I was thinking the same thing as Anja about Abigail's outfit: she is dressed better than me today!
    I think you are right about hand quilting the Hawaiian cushion. It will add texture in just the right way. You can do it; it is only small!

  12. Welcome back! Thanks for the update on all your crafty shenanigans.


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