My go to emergency gift for teachers and aunts and neighbors is a sugar scrub. Who doesn’t love relaxing and feeling good? This winter, I went with orange and peppermint! These are an awesome and thoughtful gift, plus all the ingredients can be found at Whole Foods or other market, and you may have most in your kitchen already.
It’s Sew Fab Bundle time! An awesome time of year, right? This time it’s all about the Ladies! Ten all new women’s patterns! I got to test the Capitol Hill Dress by Straight Stitch Designs.
We’ve made it to Pattern Parcel #7! And it’s the last parcel of the year with one of my favorite things to sew- handbags. When I saw the list of patterns this time, I knew what I needed to make. And I already had the pattern. The Betty Bowler by Swoon Patterns.
I have a very strict “No Christmas Before Thanksgiving” rule. I just broke it.
Have you heard of One Thimble e-mag before? Such a beautiful magazine style collaboration! This is their fifth edition AND one year anniversary. It’s based out of Australia, so this special holiday edition has a fantastic beach vibe that feels so exciting and exotic to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.
I had a chance to sew up the Rustic Reindeer Bunting and Ralphie Reindeer from the latest issue. This completely goes against my defense of Thanksgiving. See, my birthday is that week, and I just don’t want Christmas to invade until after. But then, once that Friday comes, it’s open season on festivities. If the whole month was filled with nothing but crafts and baking and good smells and cozy sweaters, I would be okay with that. But real life still takes place, and there are years I forget to decorate until December 20th. Not this year.