clothing · Make do and Mend · Slow Fashion

When I was a child…

We didn't have tons of clothes.  I distinctly remember that we got new clothes at certain times of the year:  Easter, Christmas, beginning of school year and maybe for a birthday.  My siblings might say this memory is similar to the one about walking to school, uphill both ways, in the snow.  Clothes were patched… Continue reading When I was a child…

knitting · Mending · sewing · weddings · workbasket

Workbasket – WIP’s, UFO’s & PHD’s

Recently I have been able to post finished projects.  This is not a true reflection of my reality.  In the real world, my workbasket is full of WIP's (works in progress), UFO's (unfinished objects) and PHD's (projects half done). If they aren't in the workbasket, then they are hidden in the sewing room, allowing for… Continue reading Workbasket – WIP’s, UFO’s & PHD’s

Make do and Mend · Mending · sewing

Make Do & Mend Monday – Coat seam

Mending is mending.  Mostly I mend for myself, but there are times it is for other people including my co-workers.  Recently one such co-worker brought a brand new waterproof coat in with a seam that had unraveled, asking if it could be fixed. Pretty easy fix. Using the stitching holes that were already there and… Continue reading Make Do & Mend Monday – Coat seam

knitting · Make do and Mend · puppies · workbasket

Make-do & Mend Monday – My/Pixie’s blanket

Many years ago, DW's momma crocheted me a beautiful blanket in purple/lavender/pink yarn.  As soon as Pixie saw it, She KNEW it was for her.  I don't want to give human emotions to a dog however, her face visibly changed expression when she saw this blanket. For awhile I maintained a brave front in the… Continue reading Make-do & Mend Monday – My/Pixie’s blanket