Month: February 2013

Houndstooth Toggle Coat (of death) for the Girl

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Get cozy folks, here’s a tale of toil and sorrow that fortunately ended well: This coat (Ottobre 6/12 #29) has been taunting me and my sewing ego since November. I have to say in all modesty, that it was only my sheer will power and general stick-to-it-iveness that brought me through to the end of… Read more »

Hand-Carving Small Details DIY // Personalized Valentine Stamps

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Growing up my family had a tradition of making homemade Valentines for each member of the family usually involving pop-out accordian style hearts and other little gimmicks. They were so fun, and since we were home-schooled my Mom always went big with the candy so we wouldn’t feel like we were missing out on all… Read more »

Back to Twinkle // Take Manhatten

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So yeah, I took it again. Manhatten. Way back when I was preggo last time and I was making all those roomy Twinkle Sews designs, I had some hard words for Twinkle and her illogical pattern layouts and confusing instructions. ┬áBut here I am, back again. Of course everything I said is true, but you… Read more »