do your pins: breakfast crumbles and infinity scarf

Welcome back to Do Your Pins! This feature is really giving me that extra push to make new things, rather than to let them sit in my queue indefinitely. I imagine that I’ll eventually come up against some fails, and I’ll blog those too, but so far only raving successes…   serious eats’ corn flake …

rock the tote: rightsizing

Sizing magic! The most impactful way to customize your tote is to adapt the size. This simple change takes the same shape from a tiny party favor bag to a large shopping sack. In this episode of Rock the Tote, I’ll show you a few size variations and provide you with easy equations to tweak …

the house pouch

Zakka Style is an adorable, inspiring book. Also, it is a beautiful example of one that I’ve had in my collection since it was released, read through longingly, tape-flagged intentionally, and promptly never sewn from. So, to fix that but good, I have decided to participate in the Zakka Style Sew-Along. I’m under no delusions …

do your pins: banana cake & better piping

There’s been a running joke for a while now that, as awesome as Pinterest can be, a lot of us are spending time there drooling over beautiful, creative projects, rather than spending time making beautiful, creative projects. Some links, I pin with no intention whatsoever to attempt them, but just because I love the idea, …

rock the tote

When I wrote about my orange slice bag last week, I mentioned that I changed the way the handles were constructed, and I promised a tutorial. I decided to attach the straps (and corresponding instruction) to a whole tote bag. This is a fairly standard tote, nothing revolutionary, but it reflects the tweaking and techniques …

another of my muted, understated bags

After checking out my boards on Pinterest, a friend of mine remarked not too long ago that she was surprised to see how attracted I was to bright colors and prints, when I tend to wear rather neutral-colored clothing. The funny thing is that my fabric stash, both the apparel and crafting fabrics, is anything but …