Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: More Reusable Face Wipes!

I had the itch to sew yesterday. I didn’t actually sew the two items that needed repairs. NOOO. I did two DIFFERENT unnecessary projects. There’s always tomorrow I guess. First up! Re-usable Face Wipes When my kids were babies, we used reusable flannel wipes for all kinds of non-diaper tasks. Wiping noses, cleaning hands andContinue reading “Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: More Reusable Face Wipes!”

Occupied. Ish.

It would appear that I have taken an unintentional hiatus from blogging. Whoops!! I also haven’t been engaging with social media much (posing or perusing). No real reason. I HAVE been listening to audio books verging on obsessively, for the last week…. yeah. We’ll blame that. What have I been up to? I’ve also beenContinue reading “Occupied. Ish.”

Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Giant Tote Bag

Necessity is the mother of invention, so the saying goes. I am a new Girls Scout troop leader this year. Our first meeting was last Thursday, and I realized: I need to carry A LOT of STUFF. Between the paperwork, activity supplies, hand sanitizer, my wallet/phone/planner: I needed multiple bags. Disclosure: I really hate carryingContinue reading “Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Giant Tote Bag”

A Year of Projects: Week4

Its Sunday again. Welcome. I don’t have any big finishes. Or starts. Or much of anything. Until We Win: Fight I’m on section 3 of 5 right now. Pictured is sections 1 and 2. Plugging along to make sure my numbers are right. They are. Updated the pattern file this morning to reflect some minorContinue reading “A Year of Projects: Week4”

Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Mini Zip Pouches and a Crazy Quilt

I spent my morning at the sewing machine today. Which is sometimes exactly what I want to do. Some of my projects are fun. Others are functional. Today’s projects were both. And inspired by ice cream. Last week, my kids wanted me to send money to buy ice cream at lunch. Being a pushover, IContinue reading “Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Mini Zip Pouches and a Crazy Quilt”

FO and Storm Aftermath

Yesterday afternoon Hurricane Ida moved through the area. You wouldn’t know by today’s shining sun, however the aftermath is apparent by looking at the ground. I haven’t been beyond my yard today, but regionally, there’s been a lot of property damage from rain, flooding, and tornadoes. The district closed school today; I think this isContinue reading “FO and Storm Aftermath”

Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Oh Look. More Masks.

We are back to school in our county! We are about a week into the new school year, and all seems well-ish. COVID is still an issue, particularly with those who are unvaccinated, so this means: masks! I made my kids some new ones and pencil pouches recently, so these recent onces are destined forContinue reading “Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Oh Look. More Masks.”

Year of Projects: Week 52

Wrap it up, B! Welcome! This post culminates my first year participating in YOP (Year of Projects), a Ravelry group loosely affiliated in sharing goals and accomplishments via blog for 52 consecutive weeks. The group is in its 11th year; I will participate for another year. I’m going to call my first year goal ambitious.Continue reading “Year of Projects: Week 52”

Free Pattern: Lightning Fast Hat

The Lightning Fast Hat JUST flew off my needles. On Monday: I spun and plied the yarn. On Tuesday: I set the twist and let it dry. On Wednesday: I caked it up and knit this hat. On Thursday: I shared my pattern with you! The fiber was purchased in September 2019 at the ShannendoahContinue reading “Free Pattern: Lightning Fast Hat”

Year of Projects: Week 50/51

OOf. It’s a good thing school is starting back up again soon, because I seem to have lost track of time and days recently. I am, at my heart a creature of habit and ROUTINE. Having lost so many of my routine activities (teaching knit/crochet, the gym, kids’ activities), I sometimes find myself adrift. AsContinue reading “Year of Projects: Week 50/51”