Sunday, February 7, 2016

I am moving!!

Not in physical sense though!

I am moving my blog over to wordpress,
 if you still want to follow me
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Hope to connect with you all on my new site!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wardrobe builder

Are you looking for a t-shirt pattern but can't quite decide on the style you want?
A v-neck, crew neck scoop neck, sleeve length and so on.

Don't worry in this blog post I'll solve that problem for you!

I was so lucky to be one of the testers for Wardrobe by me new pattern,

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Eleanor and Stella

I'm still here!
This month has been crazy busy.  I started working at a new place so now
I'm not making glasses anymore but assisting an ophthalmologist.  It's a mix of a new and
old practice, we just opened at a new location and setting everything up and
learning new routines has been challenging but very fun.

I did manage to get some sewing in this month as well.
I tested a new pattern that was just released, I'll show you in a couple of days.

Today I'll show you my January project for Shwin Designs - just in the nick of time!
Believe me its not because the patterns were so difficult it took me a whole month to
get them done.  It's more of a find time to take photos problem!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

I had a very good 2015 both sewing and otherwise.
I turned 40 and in celebration of that milestone I and my best friends since childhood,
who also all turned 40 in 2015, went to New York together.
And boy did we have a good time!

We went on a summer holiday with my in-laws and then I got to hang
out with my side of the family in New York.  So I got a chance to spend time
time with all the important people in our lives.
We are all happy and healthy!

Me in Heaven - aka Mood Fabrics New York.

Sewing related, I got a new sewing machine for my birthday - Happy happy!
I got a chance to join the Shwin Designs ambassador team and got the opportunity to
test a few patterns for Wardrobe by me.
I am so thankful for those opportunities and I hope I get to continue along
those lines in 2016.  I love being a small part of the online sewing community,
it is such a fun, loving and supportive group of people.

I finally have confirmation that the presents for my little nieces and my brand new
nephew have arrived only about a week to late - all my mistake!
So now I can share them here.  I joined in on the mermaid tail francy and used

The girls said it was what they have always wanted and my kids have already
put in orders for their own so I better get out of this holiday mode and start sewing.

For my nephew I used the baggy trousers pattern from Nosh, it is a free pattern but it is in
Finnish so I got some help from Google Translate along the way.  I love the style of these
and plan on making some for Viktor.

I also made him the Rowan Tee from Titchy Threads.

The fabric is Duncan and Kate, I think maybe I bought it from Kitshy-Coo but I'm not sure.
The navy one for the pants is stretch french terry from Imagine Gnats
I made the six months old size and my gosh this is sooo tiny, I guess I have forgotten
how small babies are.

I also owed Mila a birthday present so she got the Little Girls Skater Dress from
Kitschy-coo.  Anita has several of these and they are in heavy rotation.  In fact
she has exactly the same dress and she loves her princess dress.
I used Lillestoff organic cotton jersey I bought from

That about sums it up!



Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Christmas dress fit for a princess!

I finally have Anitas Christmas dress ready!
It only happens like every 5 years or so that I have everything ready for the holidays some
time in advance.  Who am I kidding I thing it has only happened once and that
was last year, so lets say every 39 years!

Thankfully Anitas dress was a very quick project.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Warm jackets for the kids!

Winter is slowly but surely creeping up on us whether I like it or not,
and it doesn't look like we will be getting a summer house somewhere in the
southern hemisphere this year (or any other year for that matter).
I guess I had a feeling this would be the case and I'm glad I bought some lovely
wool fabric at Mood Fabrics when I was in N.Y. with my besties celebrating
our big Four Zero this fall.

I used those beautiful fabrics to make jackets for my two youngest ones.

It was the loveliest day when we took our photos so be ready for picture overload in this post!
I was going to blog about the jackets in separate posts but there are some discount codes
going on that I didn't want you to miss out on.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Christmas dress - for me!

A few weeks ago Christina of Wardrobe By Me asked a few of her previous
testers to sew one of her dress patterns in a holiday theme.
I had just bought her Mirri pattern and was planning a dress for me anyway so
of course I was in.  Otherwise I might have procrastinated and not made the
dress until after Christmas.

But now I have my dress ready even in time for
my work Christmas Party next Saturday

Friday, November 6, 2015

Lounge wear.

The very first thing I do when I come home from work is to change clothes.
I don't feel that my workday is over until I have done that.
Usually my lounge wear consists of a pair of leggings, a long sleeve t-shirt and a cardigan.
That doesn't sound so terrible but I should add that I haven't upgraded my lounge wear
for many many years so there might be some holes and permanent stains and what not.

Guess what I now have an upgrade
and I think I should share it with you my sewing friends!

I got to test some more patterns for Wardrobe by Me, I know I'm so lucky!

Monday, November 2, 2015

My handsome guy is back!

The kids are finally getting some new mommy made clothes!
First up is my handsome little guy, who actually isn't so little anymore. He has grown so much lately that almost everything I made him last winter is getting too small.  So I just need to roll up my sleeves and make him some new clothes, oh how I love my chores!
To start off I printed out some Titchy Thread patterns.  

This was my first time using her patterns and they did not disappoint!  I have been wanting to make the Twisted trousers ever since they first came out.  Of course he needs some sweaters as well so I thought some Rowan tee's would be in order.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The perfect sweater!

I have discovered the most comfortable pattern - fabric combination ever!
You can just thank me in the comment section here below!

Keep reading and you will find a coupon at the end of this post, and believe me you
will want to use it!

This one is for me too, I'm getting comments from the kids now that I have made
enough clothes for me and it's time to start making something for them again.

Here is the perfect sweater: