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Two Fabrics, One Project Bag

Trying something new, pairing two fabrics for a project bag. So cute! This is my own tardigrade fabric (very subtle, very tiny little adorable polka dot tardigrades) paired with an Indian-style block print. I think this bag would be perfect for a sewing kit (it’s big enough to hold a full-size pair of sewing scissors, …

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Scarves and Witchers

Sewed a few scarves last night while watching Witcher in the basement with Kevin. (We’re up to season 2, episode 5 — the show is sort of silly and very over-the-top, but it’s grown on me, I can’t quite say why!) This is Kavi’s “Heartplanets” design, and I’m unreasonably fond of it. We’ll have a …

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Murder + Cooking

Nice to start the morning with a little project bag sewing and a British detectoring show. I finished Foyle’s War — very good, I’d put it up next to Vera and Shetland for my favorites. Now watching Pie in the Sky, an older show about an almost-retired detective who’s just opened a fine dining restaurant. …

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Should I Avoid the Fray?

Sewing question. When I make a channel for a drawstring, there’s a tiny edge of raw fabric where you insert the drawstring. That’s unavoidable, right? I can’t figure out a geometric way to fold / sew that so I can still insert the drawstring without having a raw edge. Should I be doing something to …

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Bags Are Flexible

Made another quick little project bag. It’s very satisfying, using these to finish off fabrics. Bags are very flexible — you can make them wide, you can make them tall, there aren’t any rules. And it’s giving me a reason to dig into my stash of cool buttons that I’ve collected over the years…

Folkworld Fabric

Sewed one more cushion cover (20 minutes), v. satisfying. I love this fabric so much (Robert Allen’s Folkworld); this is exactly the kind of pattern I’d like to learn how to design myself. I used it for the curtains in my writing shed, and in a different colorway for the seat cushions in our eat-in …

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Transitioning to Green and White

I’ve been slowly taking down Christmas, which means my house is transitioning to mostly green and white for January. I took an hour to make some quick cushion covers — I have some cool garden-themed fabric that I bought online for mask-making, not realizing it was upholstery fabric, which is generally not ideal for mask-making. …

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New Jacket

Am amused how the screen protector makes this photo fuzzy and glowing. ModCloth, $110, available S/M/L/XL. I’m wearing a medium, which is a bit roomy on me. Good for wearing a heavy sweater underneath.