Friday, July 29, 2011

Sew & Tell - Ellen's Portfolio Tunic

Have you tried the Portfolio pattern yet? Or have you seen someone who's wearing their own creation? This was my first time to see it in person. Yes, I have tried the blouse (still buttonless) myself, but I hadn't seen the tunic until Ellen showed up the other day. Isn't it cute? After the blouse, this tunic was my second one to sew from this pattern package. I've just been lazy about tracing the pattern pieces. Yup, typical me...but seeing Ellen's tunic has totally motivated me. I really love the shape of it. She looks pretty relaxed and looks good with her cropped jeans. Thanks, Ellen, and enjoy the rest of the summer before going back to work :-)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sew & Tell - Francine's Baby Quilt

For many people sewing a garment is more intimidating than sewing something for home. But, for some others the intimidation is just opposite. Francine has been making clothing for her little girls and herself, but making a quilt was somehow outside her comfort zone. Maybe those modern quilters have inspired her, now she has admitted that making a quilt is her new addiction. She is very happy with her first quilt. And so is the owner of this quilt. See her little girl, Ondine? She turned a corner of Peapod comfortable with her quilt. I love the purples and greys together. It is so pretty! Good job, Francine! I'm glad you tried. And thank you girls!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sew & Tell - Greg's Leather Bag

Okay, I don't carry leather, but this I had to share. Can you believe someone who has neither a professional sewing experience nor an industrial sewing machine can sew something like this? Yes, this messenger bag I'm talking about. Greg "abused" his regular domestic sewing machine (oh, poor thing) to sew layers of leather to make this cool looking bag. I can't believe he made this. See the detail work? This is something you would buy at a store. It really looks good on him with the grey wool coat. Great work and thanks always, Greg!

lined with classic navy gingham...manly and love it!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sweet Gift

Happy Friday to you all! Just sharing a sweet gift basket I received yesterday from Sarah and Ellie. Thank you, girls! Can't wait to try those for the weekend.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Weekend

It's very grey outside unlike last weekend. Let's see what I did last weekend...
went to a farmers market...

made pesto...

baked a peach cobbler (a bit over baked, but it was still good)...

enjoyed the july 4th lunch at a friend's...

bought some flowers...

thought about transferring the poppies to a better spot...

bathed the dog...
my well deserved two-day weekend was very nice...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Tuesday

did you stay healthy this weekend?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Things to Do This Weekend

What are you guys doing this holiday weekend?

driving somewhere?

a road trip?

or camping?

or maybe in a vintage camper? (i want one)

or some place romantic?

or cruising around town to feel the wind?

or hanging with your pooch?

or being in your kitchen?

or working in your yard?

or off to a farmers market...

to pick up some summer fruits?

or doing chores?

or just chilling out with your favorite mug?
hey, i don't have any sewing theme print...
well, whatever you are doing, enjoy it!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Hello July! And basil is back in the farmers market! So I packed a pesto spread sandwitch for lunch. Yum! The shop will be closed this Sunday. Have a happy 4th everyone!