hoary redpoll

February 21, 2011

saw some tucked in among the Commons in the buckthorn on my road.

living in the country is good.

i put up a picture taken by Harold Stiver but he told me it was a copyright violation. what a shame, it was a beautiful photo. i guess he doesn’t need the extra traffic. not that there would be much. actually i’m pretty happy i got some here! how do you think he found out i put it up? the internet works in mysterious ways. or not so mysterious when you realize how it does.


anyways. hey harold!



August 16, 2010


August 16, 2010

the shirt

August 4, 2010

my design though i took a page from jenny gordy‘s book.

believe it or not i had this fabric already when she came out with her latest line…i swear!

next time i’m going to try something other than binding to take care of the edges. i didn’t know what to do there so i tried to employ some newly acquired quilting skills with okay results. i do love the shape of it though. about to embark on round two: linen, gianna’s belated birthday gift.

we don’t know

July 27, 2010

July 9, 2010

kitty genius!

July 7, 2010

ashleyg is having a sale on prints – buy 1 get 1 free until midnight PST tonight!

she has some really awesome work for sale, i bought this one (edit: i went back to the shop to get a photo and it was gone! i think i must have taken the last one…it’s ~ the black ones hanging on the wall and called “progress”) and while i was in the middle of purchasing, the price dropped by $8! i’m a lucky lady.

but i really, truly want one of these to wear probably all of the time.

conrad & wilcox


June 7, 2010

the dress

June 5, 2010

i picked up this Japanese fabric from the workroom and modified the “deep impact” pattern from the BBW Dresses book. it was my first pattern modification attempt. i thought i would prefer the neckline being rounded and shorter than what she designed, but i think it turned out a little awkward.

it also ended up being too big for me (even though i made a muslin!) so i sewed an elastic around the waistband and gathered it along the back. sometimes i wear it with a shirt. sometimes i don’t.