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i’m so famous

So yesterday was my birthday, and we took a field trip to get some yarn. While we were in the store, we browsed some magazines, and look what we found.

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Something I made is in a real life magazine! It is the winter Do It Yourself magazine from Better Homes and Gardens. We only bought 2, so there should be plenty left for you. And you can find my claim to fame here!

sewing a shirt: done!

And we have a final product! And it actually looks like a shirt, and is completely wearable in public, so that is a huge plus.

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Its not quite perfect, but I think its a pretty solid first attempt. I also feel as if I have uncovered one of the world’s great secrets. Everybody is wearing clothes, but not everybody knows how they are made. I can join that secret club now.

Its fun to look back through the pictures and remember all the “firsts.” Also, all the calls and texts to my ma asking her if it was looking right.sewashirt5

Sometimes I just had to remind myself to go step-by-step, and it would magically become whatever it was supposed to be.sewashirt4

The continuous lap part. Thank goodness for youtube.sewashirt3

I’ve made buttonholes before, but I’ve never sewn on a button with the machine. The button foot is a little scary looking, but we made friends.sewashirt2sewashirt1

I’m excited to make another one! Maybe some spring fabric? Of course, now that my flannel shirt is done, the weather has decided to warm up a bit here.sewashirt6sewashirt7

sewing a shirt

I am sewing my first shirt! It is a button-up shirt, with a yoke, and sleeves, and everything. I love the idea of sewing some of my own clothes, so I am pumped to start practicing! I am instagramming some of the different stages, if you want to follow along. I got my fingers crossed that it will actually fit once I am finished!

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gettin all christmasy up in here

We decided on (impulse bought) a tiny real tree this year. You can’t beat that Christmas tree smell. We used our plaid fabric ornaments and some gingerbread men to decorate it. christmas tree

Since the tree was just a little guy, we had some extra lights left over, so we put them around the house. The lighting makes the house look so cozy.

I also just finished up this cross stitch. Gotta have those festive dish towels.gb-man crossstitch

fall came for a day

This is probably old news, blah blah, but it was actually cold enough to wear boots yesterday. It was rainy and dreary and cold, and things that a fall day should be. I did yoga to warm up in the morning, and we had homemade soup and warm crusty bread for dinner. I hope it stays fall again tomorrow.bootweather

While the rain falls, I have been sewing up a storm inside. My shop should be filled with a whole new class of new guys soon!

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a plaid christmas tree

Over the weekend, I started to panic when I realized that we didn’t really have any Christmas ornaments! So you know, I just whipped some up real quick like so the tree wouldn’t be naked.

I decided on a plaid Christmas tree. It says Christmas, but we could also use them as winter decorations later.

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If you want to try to make your own, just draw a shape onto the fabric. I used some cookie cutters as patterns. I sandwiched the fabric with some batting and a little ribbon or twine, and then sewed on the outline. Then I took some pinking shears and cut out the shape. Tie a little bow or knot, and you’re done.

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And because I can’t stop, won’t stop, I fashioned a plaid star for the tree topper too.plaid christmas 5

We decorated the tree at night by Christmas tree light, while drinking hot chocolate.plaid christmas 6

Our plaid tree is the perfect little tree for us!plaid christmas 8