ocean taffy

Wait, come back… it’s not another recipe post. This one is for the Taffy, not taffy. :~) My book club’s selection in June was The Colette Sewing Handbook. This book is designed as a garment sewing school… it gives lots of lessons and tutorials, then presents five projects throughout the book to practice and build …

my favorite food

In this post, you will find nothing about sewing. Today’s topic deserves tomes*, but its very own post will have to do for now. I heart refried beans. Although my husband and dog are the only things I would grab if my house was burning down, my tireless affection for this humble food has been with …

to a tee

For some reason unbeknownst to me, I always seem to be on either an apparel or crafts sewing track. For instance, I am never working on both a bag and a dress. Three shirts at once, yes. Napkins, bags, pillowcases and a stuffed toy — all in the same day — sure, no problem. The two tracks …

label enabler

Do you like to attach a name to stuff, or are you a non-committal type?  I’ve always been one to put a label on things — at least in the literal sense. ;-) I think it goes hand-in-hand with my lifelong adoration of all things office supplies. I use a lot of glass containers. I …

access-all-areas

I’ve seldom been as excited for a new sewing book release as I was for this one: Lisa Lam’s A Bag for all Reasons. I mentioned not too long ago that I only recently began to execute her actual patterns; however, her technique tutorials have been useful to me for a long while. The vast majority of …

let’s do lunch (bags)

Our sewing book club’s selection for May was Lunch Bags! from Stash Books.  I like these Design Collective publications — each pattern is by a different author (usually an Etsy seller and/or blogger), so you get lots of variety. I’ve had this book since soon after its release, but it is not one of the …