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Floral embroidered apron

July 20, 2018
I started making this apron in April of last year and finished that July, so this post is long overdue. The next several posts will be too. I wanted an apron so I could stop getting oil and flour all over my other clothes while cooking. Naturally, I made something way fancier than any everyday clothes I have. All the floss is DMC 6-strand cotton. Since the DMC website makes it so difficult to look up color names by number, I used this handy color chart from a little Slovakian embroidery supply shop’s website to find them. Read more

Pieced pillowcase

December 3, 2016
When we moved into our current place, we were pretty slow about getting living room furniture, so I thought I’d made some big floor pillows to sit on. I went with a pieced design because I love the look of patchwork quilts, but I’m not a fan of how stiff they are compared to the ultra-squishy fleece blankets I’m used to. Here’s the finished piece. The pillow is a 24 x 24” square down pillow from fabric.com, and the fabric is a “linen-look” blend from Jo-ann. Read more

Baskets from waste paper

November 13, 2016
After living in one place for over a year, we’ve accumulated a bunch of video adaptor cables and other small dongles and dongle-like objects. Usually they end up scattered across the floor and stuck between couch cushions, so I decided to get a basket for them to live in. I didn’t like any of the ones I found at Target, so I figured I could make one out of paper. This way I’d avoid buying another soulless plastic thing or piece of overpriced lacquered wicker. Read more

Lined tubular pencil case

October 30, 2016
Here’s a little pencil case I made for home, since I lost the one I’ve been using for years. It has a linen shell and muslin lining. Yes, I love lined pouches. I wanted this to fit a good handful of writing and drawing tools. The longest implement I ever carry is a fresh 7” wooden pencil, so I sized it to fit one of those. The scale on the cutting mat is 1” square. Read more


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