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cherry blossoms in bloom

cherry blossoms in bloom

I’ve been trying to get back on the sewing horse and made this dress for my little girl. It’s reversible, twill on one side and a floral print cotton on the other. Inspired by spring, and a cherry blossom pillow in my daughter’s room, I decided to sew cherry blossom appliqu├ęs on the dress. I … Continue reading

i heart cookies

i heart cookies

My son loves to “make” cookies with Play-doh: roll it out, stamp out different shapes and “cook” them in his Ikea kitchen oven. I figured he would love to help me make the real thing. I was planning to buy ready-made sugar cookie dough but didn’t want to make a stop and get the kids … Continue reading

bye-bye bridal

bye-bye bridal

In a previous life (before kids) I was a bridal gown designer. Yes, I made wedding gowns. I designed them, draped them, made patterns and sewed them, with the help of two assistant seamstresses who could sew much faster than me. My love of fashion began at an early age. While other kids were excited … Continue reading

party time!

party time!

For my daughter’s 1st birthday party, I couldn’t find the right party decorations. She’s too young to be a fan of anything – no Dora the Explorer and not yet the Hello Kitty obsessed girl that she is destined to be. So I decided to dust off my sewing machine and make my own party … Continue reading