Category Archives: sewing

Calling It Done

For the past month or so I’ve been working on a sewing project. It’s one of those free form things that could go on and on, ad nauseam. My enthusiasm for it started when I saw this very cool denim … Continue reading

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So Long 2014, Hello 2015

It’s that time of year where it seems absolutely everyone is making the end of year list. The what I made, what I accomplished, what I learned and what happened in the world lists. I’ve been thinking about this for … Continue reading

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Review, Renew and Go Forth Boldly into 2014

I have to admit it, I never have been very good at looking at the past, analyzing what went wrong, and what did go right over the past year. I know a number of people who do this every year, … Continue reading

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Back on the Fiber Train Again

One thing I’ve realized about myself is, I have lots of cycles in my creative life. Last fall, it was sewing. I sewed tote bags, toys for my grandkids for Christmas, clothing for myself, curtains for my son’s bedroom. The … Continue reading

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The Creativity Killing Curtains

Every once in awhile you find yourself taking on a project that you just know is going to be: a) boring and b) a little more than you expect. Well, that is exactly what happened when I decided to make … Continue reading

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Fits and Starts

Welcome to the story of my life. I start off all jazzed about something, lose interest and then I’m off in another direction. I have been this way all my life. As a child, I would love doing crafts. I … Continue reading

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Paola the Denim Queen

  I had to name her, my alter ego. The one that has me once again, pulling out the denim and figuring out what to make with it next. So I figured, if the little designer keeps showing her face, … Continue reading

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Started and Finished!

In knitting, we have an expression for starting project after project. We call it “startitist.” I have been guilty of startitist many, many times. I’ll see a project in a knitting magazine, or online and fall in love. It was … Continue reading

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Just Start, dammit!

That was just part of the internal conversation this morning. The mental gyrations of do I start with making an apron, or a bag or do I just mediate about what I want to do with my business and what … Continue reading

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Ch..ch..changes

That is certainly what could be said of last year. It seems like everything in my world changed, mostly for the better. The biggest event was that we moved into our home, that had been in the works for 12 … Continue reading

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