how a new printer is related to sewing

  We got a new printer, and I’m excited because now I can print patterns wirelessly. What I used to do is download a pattern, get off the couch (ugh), move our sofa out of the way of our buffet, open the buffet, get the printer out, move the sofa again so I can plug it in to the outlet behind the sofa, bring the laptop over, plug the printer into the laptop, print the pattern, and then repeat all these steps in reverse order to put the printer away.

how a new printer is related to sewing

  We got a new printer, and I’m excited because now I can print patterns wirelessly. What I used to do is download a pattern, get off the couch (ugh), move our sofa out of the way of our buffet, open the buffet, get the printer out, move the sofa again so I can plug it in to the outlet behind the sofa, bring the laptop over, plug the printer into the laptop, print the pattern, and then repeat all these steps in reverse order to put the printer away.

summer, you’ve been wonderful

summer, you’ve been wonderful

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Hubby and I took a walk last weekend around our neighborhood…these are some things we saw.

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Do you ever play tourist in your own town? Having a camera in my hand helps me see the streets I’ve seen a million times, in a new way.

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We went to breakfast at The 5-Point. Fried cheese curds with honey, people.

Fried.

Cheese curds.

WITH HONEY.

 

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Then we went back home and picked up our…

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time for tea

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This summer has been unusually glorious in Seattle. We’ve had maybe a total of five rainy days, the rest being gorgeous and sunny and warm.

Taken in moderation, those rainy days are extremely pleasant.

It’s gray and misty outside like we live near the ocean, and I make tea.

There’s a ritual.

Put the kettle on to boil, and put the teabag in the teapot.

Once it boils, brew the tea.

While it’s…

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iron-on transfers: a little bit harder than i thought they would be

iron-on transfers: a little bit harder than i thought they would be

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 The problems started right away. The Martha iron-on template, I realized, was meant for small girls’ t-shirts, not a grown-ass woman who wants to dress like a girl. So I cut the pieces apart and experimented and manipulated them until they looked the way they ought.

Much trickery was required.

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I got the first few pieces on (left collar, right collar, first piece of placket), when I…

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tips for modelling: part 2, how to pose your face and body

tips for modelling: part 2, how to pose your face and body

 Hi, everybody.Today I hope to share some helpful tips with you for how to model the lovely garments you make. If you’ve spent a lot of time making your own apparel, it’s a shame not to show it off in its best light, by modelling it on a real person. Your garment deserves better than to be photographed on that dress form–even if it is a really cute dress form. Show your garment in its element.

So…

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