My daughter and grandchildren live hundreds of miles away from me, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to wrap my arms around them in a loving embrace. Since real, in-person hugs are few and far between, I like to provide the next best thing: soft, handmade clothes that they can feel against their skin… Continue reading Matching T-Shirts For My Little Loves Are Like Fabric Hugs Across The Miles
A couple months ago I asked my youngest granddaughter whether she'd like to design her own leggings. I told the budding artist that she could draw a few things that could be printed on custom fabric, and that I'd sew the leggings from that. Her eyes got big and she nodded her head yes. That's… Continue reading My Granddaughter, My Husband And I Made These Cute And Colorful Leggings
Like many other sewists out there, I've signed up to participate in the increasingly popular sewing event called Me-Made-May, which is now in its 10th year. Created by sewing blogger Zoe, MMM has helped to promote the do-it-yourself ideal of creating handmade clothing and then wearing it every single day in the month of May.… Continue reading Me-Made-May 2019 Makes For Some Material Musings
There are a few projects I've worked on this month and last that didn't fit into any particular sewing category, and as such I didn't mention them in any of my recent blog posts. But they're still worth mentioning, which is why I'm writing this new post, which we may as well call "Danita's Chop… Continue reading All The Sewing News That’s Fit To Print (Or, “What Have I Been Up To Lately?”)
In the days leading up to April's sew-along with the Violette Field Threads Facebook group, I bought the pattern, selected some fabric from my stash and waited for the week to start. The day before the sew-along began was a bright, sunny Sunday, and it felt like spring had finally arrived in my neck of… Continue reading April Sew-Along Becomes A Snow-Along
This sewing project had been fermenting in my mind for some time. What sewing project, you ask? Making matching tops for my daughter-in-law and granddaughter in a custom fabric design that my husband created, and which happens to be one of our top sellers on Spoonflower. The design features stylized vinyl records and musical notes,… Continue reading My Girls Rock These Musical Tops
If you've seen my recent blog posts, you'll know I was under the weather for much of February. On the days I felt half human, I pushed myself to get some sewing projects done. One such project was the February sew-along organized by Violette Field Threads. As announced at the onset of 2019, I committed… Continue reading My, My! February’s Sew-Along Flew By!