I’ve been gathering up information and supplies for sewing for months now and am finally getting around to the actual sewing part! I’m surprised by my excitement about this. I decidedly avoided ever taking home ec. and was always slightly wary of wearing anything homemade by my mother. And yet here I am. I’ve made a couple of little things and am ready to start with the bigger projects now.

My mother has graciously gifted me a good deal of supplies to get started and I thought I’d inventory them via pictures. Above shows the large pieces of fabric that I took from my parents basement. I’m especially interested in finding something to do with the mustard-with-red-and-black-squares one. Continue reading



I’ve been reading the new years posts on all the blogs I subscribe to and the authors all seem to have had a great year. I suppose it would make sense for people who have successful blogs to have had a great year, otherwise they probably wouldn’t be blogging, would they? Personally, 2013 was my worst year to date and I’m glad it’s over. I’m going to commit to making my 2014 as different from the past year as possible.