So I haven’t posted in ages, but the end of year stress as a teacher/Grad Student/Mom-o-3 has led to a little stress relief shopping that I thought I would share. While shopping, I created this cute little collage to keep me focused (mostly worked…)
I have been loving seeing Ashley Graham everywhere lately as she is an inspiration!
I’ve also been picking up more from Alabama Chanin in terms of her Craftsy class and 2 more of her books.
I’ve learned a lot about painting, stenciling, hand-stitching, and whatnot from these samples I played with over Thanksgiving Break. It was kind of nice to be able to sew with needle and thread instead of a machine. Especially with these two…
Ultimately, I completed two projects: a t-shirt and an Alabama Chanin poncho from the book with just paint, no beads or embroidery (the gray and black repeated leaves from above). So maybe 2-3 hours of sewing in months?
I accept that sewing isn’t going to happen much anymore, and I stopped buying as much. I had so many Seamwork Magazine credits build up, I went ahead and picked a few patterns from there as they fit me well and are simple, classic, and fast/easy to sew: Rio tee, Delavan blazer, Laurel dress, and Alice tee.
I hope to make one or two items over Christmas break when my teacher and grad school work is on pause and around family fun and relaxation. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday as well! It might be awhile before I pop in again…