Archive for the 'textiles' Category

Slipcover attempt #2

Monday, November 28th, 2011

So I found this awesome chair at a garage sale months and months ago. For FREE. Fancy like an appletini! And in great shape, except for the upholstery, which was badly worn. And outdated. Nothing a good cleaning and a slipcover can’t fix, I thought! And I cannot resist the siren call of free. So I […]


Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been more than 3 weeks since I’ve blogged. I don’t think that’s happened since like… maybe 2007. As you might have guessed, my health is still not up to snuff; still anemic (up just 1 point) and now hypoglycemic too (after the glucose blood test). I’ve been having dizzy spells […]

Flower Girl

Monday, October 17th, 2011

We had a wonderful time in Boston this past weekend at Jason and Jenny’s wedding, two friends of ours from way, way back. It was in the Lindsay Chapel of the Emmanuel Church in Boston – a lovelier space I have rarely seen. Josh got some really good candid shots, though for some reason the […]

Flower girl

Friday, September 16th, 2011

I never got the chance to be a flower girl while I was growing up (bridesmaid, yes). But there’s just something so sweet about flower girls, isn’t there? Though I guess now I’m too old (and too pregnant probably too). We’re delighted that Sofía has been asked to be a flower girl in an October […]

Birthday purse – Allison

Friday, September 9th, 2011

I’ve shown you a couple of the birthday purses I’ve made before (here and here). And though I haven’t blogged them all, I’ve kept right on making them all year because I love them! They’re recycled from designer bridal fabric, they’re individual and unique and even fairly quick as far as sewing projects go. Since […]

Summer dress

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

A while ago I fell in love with J. Crew’s Serena dress – but even though some colors were on sale, it was only available in a size 00 (which I am so not!) I was pretty sad until I realized, “Hey, man, I could probably make that.” So I did. I bought some cheap […]

For Susy

Monday, April 11th, 2011

We had our Mom’s Club Easter party this morning. Sofía’s Easter dress is something very special – a dress that had been handmade for me when I was a toddler by my incredibly talented aunt, who also later crafted my wedding dress. When I say handmade, I mean no sewing machine involved. Just a needle […]

Rowan’s bag

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

A little girl friend of ours had a birthday this weekend, so of course we had to make her something! I already knew what I wanted to make because I adore working with these recycled bridal fabrics; but Sofía picked the colors (I assembled a few palettes and she chose this one). I’m very upset […]


Friday, February 11th, 2011

Sofía’s really starting to get pretend-play now. She used to just make up her own nonsensical games, but now she’s actually pretending to be something. Case in point – we saw Astroboy once or twice and for the last few weeks, she’s been a non-stop flying robot. (Her absolute favorite thing to be is a […]

Oh yeah the dress! Bridal redo part 8

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Part seven here. We had our final fitting on Sunday and she took the dress with her – after I ironed the skirt of course! That must have meant it was acceptable. First as a gown, with a train and no overskirt. There won’t be shoulder rolls either, but since they were already basted on […]