1950s style pedal pusher jeans

Ooh friends, I’ve made something I’m soooo happy with. 1950s-inspired jeans, in a pedal pushers length for summer! We took photos of them at an Air BNB cabin we stayed in up north in Wisconsin earlier in the month, near the Minnesota border. Pretty there, right?? I’ll hopefully put together… read more »

Tropical seersucker capris

Cross two things off my summer sewing to-do list: work out a hidden inseam pocket, and sew capris. Done and done! Frankly, I’m elated about these capris, even though they just appear to be a simple project at first glance. And technically they kind of are, but they signify a… read more »

Fun sunglasses for summer

It’s kind of a rare occurrence that I say yes to a blog collaboration, and it’s been quite some time since I did one that’s not craft-related, too. But recently, GlassesUSA contacted me to see if I wanted to review a pair of their glasses. Here’s the deal: I mostly wear vintage frames,… read more »

Fresh face and Frida vibes in the garden

We’ve been really fortunate with the weather this week. Low-to-mid 70s is my ideal temperature, when you can wear long or short sleeves, a light jacket, cardigan, shorts… pretty much anything goes and you’ll be comfortable! It’s been beautiful and sunny, and I’ve been soaking it up as much as possible.… read more »

Planning and inspiration (while I’m not doing)

I have basically not knit (except a tiny project) since before we went to London, and I haven’t sewn since then, either. It’s the end of May, and that was the beginning of April. Considering I’m someone who is more-or-less constantly “making”, let that sink in. Sewing, knitting, and the sprinkling… read more »

Last month’s vacation in the U.K.

Hi, friends! When we last met, I was bringing you a scheduled blog post on my birthday, while we were off in London! A much belated thank you for all the compliments on my dress and the happy birthday wishes! ♥ ♥ ♥ Since we got home, we’ve been super… read more »

Special birthday dress for London

Today is my birthday! So I sewed a dress! I’m the ripe YOUNG age of 40! And, I’m in London! Um, not in these photos, obviously. We’re actually on vacation right now and I took these ahead of time, since we weren’t planning to travel with a laptop and I… read more »

I knit a cardigan. Twice.

Initially when I knew I was going to post a worsted weight sweater project in early April, I kind of thought I’d have to make a joke about how it was growing too warm to wear it. Hahahahaha. As if. Oh April, how I always forget your disgusting weather ways… read more »

Ginger the Fifth

Hey, I made some jeans! It’s another pair of Ginger jeans, I know, I know. Big whoop. This is my fifth pair now and I’m done for the foreseeable future! I have the very first pair, the second pair that worked on the retro styling and fit and added a… read more »

Princess Harald stranded pullover

Today I’m happy to share with you a pullover that I finished… I have no idea when. January? Maybe. Long enough ago to get to enjoy wearing it this winter, I can tell you that that much. So I realized I’d better show it to you quickly since the first… read more »

Retro bra making is my new favorite thing

Hi, my friends! I haven’t blogged in nearly two months and it’s almost entirely due to current world events that have been all too stupefying and depressing. I just haven’t wanted to sit around taking oodles of photos and having mundane chatter about this and that I’ve just made. It… read more »

Ultimate Sheath Jumper

Do you ever get taken with a piece of fashion that up until a particular point in time, you’ve more or less ignored? That happened to me this winter! I have some tried-and-true style combos that I love and turn to time and time again. But this fall and winter,… read more »

Change of coat making plans: now I’m doing a vintage pattern!

Hello, friends! No 2016 roundups or 2017 plans from me, although this is my first post of the new year. There’s so much crap going on in the world that it’s still sometimes difficult to focus on seemingly inconsequential things like sewing and knitting when you want to tear your… read more »

Swatching my next winter pullover

It comes that time again when a knitter must swatch for the next project! I need a new sweater to start when we go to my mom and step-dad’s for Christmas. I haven’t actually finished my current project. You saw a glimpse of it in this post. It’s a long-bodied… read more »

Different color palette and some tips for a Fayne beret

I thought I’d share with you my own version of my new knitting pattern, Fayne, that I actually knit for myself. If you missed Tuesday’s post, this is what it looks like, but in alternate colors! (Pullover I knit from a vintage pattern, blogged here) The green sample knit below… read more »

Fayne beret: new knitting pattern release

I’m so happy to share that I’ve just released my latest knitting pattern, Fayne. You can purchase Fayne on Ravelry, or keep reading for more links at the end of this post. If you’re a sucker for plaid like I am, I hope you’ll fall in love with Fayne! Model: Madison… read more »

Refashioning my own Christmas knitting

In the spirit of Make Do and Mend, I did something recently that I’ve done only once before that I can recall: refashioned my own knitting! Six years ago, I knit Susan Crawford’s Perfect Christmas Jumper pattern. It’s a gorgeous, classic novelty holiday sweater. As an aside, if you’re familiar with… read more »

Get your knitting needles ready for my next pattern (perfect for a holiday gift!)

Hi everyone! I’m just about ready to release my latest knitting pattern, a fun new hat. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed a plaid beret, you’re correct! Knitting plaid is no small feat, usually involving intarsia knit flat and/or sewing or crocheting vertical lines in the finished… read more »

Western-inspired Ginger jeans

Something like 3 months ago, I finished making a pair of jeans. When we went on a vacation to northern Wisconsin in October, we took photos of them. Finally today, I’m sharing them. Let’s have a little sewing, shall we? These are my third pair of Ginger jeans. I sewed… read more »

Hate has no home here

I’ve been trying to come up with a post for a couple of weeks. The election changed everything in this country. I have no pretty images for you today, I just have my words. This is a frivolous blog about things I mostly do for fun and pleasure, so politics… read more »