Biker Jacket Sew-along and Prizes

Happy Friday! Want to start your weekend on a good note? I’m so excited about this, I can’t sit still to type more than a few words at a time. I hope you’ll join me… BurdaStyle Academy is having a sew-along to make a biker type jacket. But this isn’t your average sew-along (SAL). This […]

Corset Sewing with Scarlett and a Sweet Valentine Treat

I did something idiotic (surprising no one). 18 months ago, when I was getting my corset ready for the First Annual Canada Cups Blog Tour, I poked around the internet looking for tidbits to fill in the gaps of my knowledge. When in doubt, gather more intel. One corsetry course (and reassurance from the Fairy […]

Mom’s Wedding Dress

The Universe is messing with me, and that ish is not funny! Well, not that funny… yet. Let’s go all the way back to last May so I can tell you what happened… My cousins in Jamaica invited my parents (his aunt and uncle) to their daughter’s wedding to take place in November. Yes, November. […]

ChrisW Global Bag Tour

Have you heard about it? We’re having a blog tour full of ChrisW Designs handmade handbags. I’m afraid we (the bloggers) again went ahead with sewing shenanigans without you. But you can still get on board. Just pop over to read my guest post on the ChrisW blog. All aboard!! Cheers!   Tour Discounts ChrisW […]

Canada 150 — Ooh-La-La: Winner

Hello ladies, I just wanted to say thank you all so much for reading the post, and Marsha for letting me guest -blog. I hope this blog tour has inspired everyone to go out there and try something new, making new bags, buy and stash more gorgeous fabrics, look for and design more beautiful bag […]

Canada 150 — Ooh-La-La

Welcome to my stop on the Canada 150 – In the Bag tour I am so grateful that Marsha lets me guest post on her blog once again. Don’t forget to check out other stops on this blog tour. I’ve just returned to Canada after spending two beautiful summer months in Australia, of which, two […]

Fancy Pants & Giveaway — Sis Boom Pattern

“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” (Alan Lakein, Ben Franklin, Churchill, Bob’s grandmother… I dunno who really said it first, but there it is!) And frankly, I don’t buy it. It’s spontaneity that leads to adventures and discoveries. What exactly does this have to do with sewing, holidays and the Sis Boom pattern company? Hang […]

Maple Skirt — Jacked & Hacked, but Still Gracious

I badly wanted a skirt like this, so I clapped my hands — not so much in glee, but with some trepidation — when I saw Jessica’s post in her Facebook group asking for testers for the adult version of her Maple Skirt. After a couple of disastrous skirt testing experiences the previous few months, I wasn’t sure I […]

Do It Yourself Party of the Week — 41

It’s Thursday evening so it must be time for the DIY Crush party. Things were a little touch-and-go about an hour ago when I realized that I still hadn’t written this post and scheduled like I intended to do last night. I was busy packing and removing cats from my suitcase. I arrived at my […]

Feature: Camelot Fabrics (or The Road to King Arthur’s Court)

Take a long journey with me. I promise I will eventually get to the point. Or past it — whatever! A Detour or Two Going back a few months… When Reece from Happy Okapi invited me to get involved with this Canada Day 2016 blog hop, the intention was for me to showcase a pattern from […]

Spotlight: The Crafting Fiend Stitch Art

I’m so lucky! Really lucky that Nicky didn’t turn me in to the Mounties 2 years ago when I started stalking* her on FB. She just accepted that we were going to be friends. Phew!! And now she’s relented and agreed to write a guest post on my blog. So, heeeeee-eeee-eeere’s Nicky! I must say, […]