Confessions of a scattered mom

If you read this blog you probably wonder how I sew so much and manage to care for a house, kids, four dogs, chickens, a garden and all the other stuff that that entails. A lot of people tell me they want to learn to sew but can’t. “Why not?” I ask them? “Because I […]

Sewing For Kindergarten: Tiny Tailored School Blazer


My kids go to private school so I don’t get to have so much fun sewing for them during the school year. Maybe a dress for the winter concert or a book bag. That’s about it! This year I really wanted to be in Mie’s Sewing With Kindergarten Series. I was planning on making Gigi […]

Batik Quilter’s Cotton Shorts & Top #SewYourStyle


When JoAnn’s  asked me if I would take part in Your Sew Your Style Campaign for National Sewing Month I was very excited to meet the challenge! The objective? Make something from some of the quilting cottons at JoAnn’s that goes with your style. I should mention that if you like contests JoAnn is sponsoring […]

Pattern Alteration For A Generous Derriere


Whether your butt is bigger than average naturally without trying, or because you log a lot of time at the gym doing squats, making up a pants pattern than tugs at your behind and gives you a Melvin is no fun! I always make a muslin nowadays, but since I’ve already sewn up these shorts […]