Category Archives: Sewing

trying to slow down. failing. having fun anyway.

i’m not really trying to slow down. i’m actually working more than ever right now academically and creatively–but i’m trying to do it with more purpose. put in more pauses for reflection. i want the work to be good. really good. better than really good. on top of doing amazing research, writing, and painting, fun [...]
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hand-painted neon navy/green

*hand-painted wallet made from repurposed leather
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hand-painted neon

*i’ve been making small hand-painted wallets and clutches all sumer out of neon paints and recycled leathers. *just for fun. *here are a few i’ve made for myself  for carrying credit cards and cash. the edges need to be re-cut, but i’m using them as-is for now. *more hand-painted leather pics to come this week!
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*molding: designed/built by C *curtain: fabric featherland white from the  night owl collection (via spoonflower), sewn by yours truly *kitty: mr mustard, handsomest orange tabby in the hood  
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new creative adventure

i’m embarking on a new creative adventure. it involves aspects of these four books. i’m not sure if it will be magical, but the fact that 3 of the book titles contain the word “magic” might mean something… i’m not going to post about it here or share much of it until i’ve worked on [...]
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scissor wall

inspiration for the antique and vintage scissors i hope to start collecting: from here via here
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pink & orange = summer love

i’m super obsessed with bright pink and orange color combinations lately, especially if it’s color blocked. some pretty ones i’ve seen online: for my birthday a month ago, i bought myself this dress from h&m: i think it’s perfectly july, don’t you? i made a little cream clutch with a bright coral dot to carry [...]
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dyi woven top

C sent me this image the other week and i fell in love: so much so that i decided to give it a go myself. here’s my take: if you want to try it yourself, here’s how i did it. *find yourself an worn-in top. i went with a grey sweatshirt i bought at the [...]
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floral pencil

i’m really really wanting a floral pencil skirt. a bright floral pencil skirt. with yellows and blues. trouble is, i can’t find any material i like enough to make one. i haven’t bothered to look very hard though, so maybe that should be on the list of late-night-online-fabric-browsing. love this look: image
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things i’m making

my next summer knitting project is coming along. i finally memorized the pattern so i can knit it without carrying around the pattern anymore. i made my sister a summer apron: one of those random 1-hour projects i found myself doing on a very hot day. i made up the pattern as i went. not [...]
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