Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Crib Sheet Tutorial

While cruising the limitless internet last night, in search of some new craft blogs to follow, I came across this super-easy, very concise tutorial for crib sheets.

For a few months now I have had a sneaking suspicion that I could be making these myself, but I was just too tired to sit down and do the brain work required (i.e. taking one of my old sheets apart to get the measurements and corner construction down). You can rest easy, brain! The wonderful gals at Made did it for you!

Now I plan on going through my stash to see if I have anything that screams "sheets" at me. I have quite a bit of vintage fabric that has softened and stretched with time, and I think it would work well. It definitely isn't suited for dressmaking, that's for sure.

I sewed some easy envelope back pillows (well, pillow covers, really) last night to ease back into the sewing groove. Apart from some fighting with my machine over bobbin thread tension, all went well. Pictures to follow soon!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Wow. So, it's been almost three (!) years since my last blog post. A lot has happened since then. I've added another boy to the brood, bringing the kid total to five. I've mostly lost my mind...yeah, that about covers it.

I've been busy raising kids and doing gardening type stuff. So busy, in fact, that I haven't had time to blog about any of it.

And I'll even admit to something that makes me a wee bit ashamed. All of the other craft blogs that I followed then were so hep and shiny and the photography was *perfect* that I felt a little weird about putting my obviously amateur work out there: crafting and otherwise.

I know, it's kind of dumb.

But here I am, for some reason, starting up again. No pretenses of perfection this time. No artfully arranged photos done against a dropcloth in the crisp summer sun. Just life.