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bob vila gave me a thumbs up!

I’m thrilled that my DIY barn door headboard is currently featured in the Bob Vila thumbs up blogger contest! I&#View full post »

handmade: diy wax paper lanterns at west elm

Tonight my friend Gabi and I went to a holiday DIY workshop at our local West Elm, the land of adorable midcenturyView full post »

handmade preview: truly diy mint jeans

If you’re an avid Pinterest user, you’ve probably seen those “diy mint jeans” pins where aView full post »

handmade: black and white colette iris shorts

In the time since I took a nasty spill in the middle of a run, I’ve been to urgent care twice and my sportsView full post »

black and white challenge muslin

I’ve finally made some decisions about what to sew for the Black & White Challenge! I’ve decided to useView full post »

sewing to-do list: a hanbok for mom

A few years ago, RH, my mom and I went to Seoul, Korea, for my uncle’s 70th birthday party. This is a photo of myView full post »

stitch once, rip twice: a sewing group for the rest of us

My lovely blog friend Diane of Diane’s Vintage Zest recently had the brilliant idea to start a group for the restView full post »

calligraphy stamps from kathryn murray

One of my favorite creative outlets involves paper and making pretty stationery out of it. Years ago, I started a lineView full post »

seamstress, sewist, stitcher or sewer…and helping someone in need

In the year that I’ve been sewing, I’ve always hesitated before choosing a word to describe myself asView full post »

handmade: fleece hoodie

Back in January, I developed five sewing goals for 2013. I’m excited to share that I can cross one off my list! IView full post »

handmade: the wiksten tank

I love my Wiksten tank so much. It was one of the first articles of clothing I made, and it was thrilling to wind upView full post »

a makeover and a free font download!

Sweetfrenchtoast has had a makeover! I’m celebrating my redesign with a gift to you—a free handwriting fontView full post »

5 sewing goals for 2013

Since I started sewing last May, one thing I’ve learned is that there is always something new to learn! So I’View full post »

handmade: washi dress with tova sleeves

I’ve really grown to love wearing dresses to work way more than pants. They’re usually very comfortable,View full post »

handmade: colette hazel (my first dress!)

I’ve sewn so many things since I first got my Singer sewing machine back in May! Today I’m taking a lookView full post »