Projects in Progress

By Andrea | May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ever feel like all your projects are getting away from you?  That’s how I feel right now. I’m about halfway through making the Aeroplane Bag by Sew Sweetness.  Once it’s done, I plan to use for a couple things.  It will be a great bag for carrying my sewing machine if I ever get around…

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Bond Girl Swimsuit

By Andrea | May 20, 2013 | 5 Comments

I recently decided two things.  1 – I wanted to attempt working with knits, and 2 – I needed a new swimsuit.  As part of my learning new techniques, I figured why not combine the two and make myself a swimsuit. I love a good retro styled swimsuit – the only problem?  There are very…

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Crazy Quilted Applique

By Andrea | May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Remember that crazy quilting sew-along I mentioned last week?  I made myself a fun little project for the challenge. To make this project, I started by making myself a crazy quilted block.  I then cut out the shape of a sewing machine and raw edge appliqued the silhouette to a piece of fabric from my…

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Officially a Hoarder

By Andrea | May 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Last weekend, I decided that my sewing space was getting pretty messy.  I decided that the best thing to do was to do a little work and organize all of my fabrics again.  I’d done a pretty good keeping my fabrics organized by type and color, but when I used fabric, I was just shoving…

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Quilt Ideas

By Andrea | May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

I recently picked up small bits of yardage from Amy Butler’s Alchemy line and Parson Grey’s Curious Nature line.  For those of you who don’t know, they are married, so I thought it would be fun to do something to mesh their lines together. I chose to go with warm shades from the Amy Butler…

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String Theory Quilt Top

By Andrea | May 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

I made up another fun and simple quilt top over the weekend.  This one used some of the stranger things in my fabric stash.  The pieced section of the quilt was made by string piecing some of the silks and brocades from my stash.  The background fabric for this project was the leftover linen blend…

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Cold Vengeance – A Book Review

By Andrea | May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

As some of you may know, I am an avid reader – at least some of the time.  There are periods when I go months without reading, but in the end, I always seem to pick up a book – and then I can’t stop reading again.  My most recent read is the book Cold…

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Wordless Wednesday – Yard Work

By Andrea | May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


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Crazy Quilt Block Sew-Along

By Andrea | May 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

I’m so excited that Sew Can She is having a Crazy Quilt Block Sew-Along! It’s a great excuse to learn the technique, if it’s new to you.  And there are prizes involved from some great places like fat quarter shop, the sewing loft, and fabric worm. Make sure to get involved with this sew-along if…

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Melani Inspired Dress

By Andrea | May 6, 2013 | 15 Comments

I recently came across a gorgeous Antonio Melani dress at Dillard’s.  It was beautiful, but very expensive.  As much as I loved it, I couldn’t bring myself to spend $170 for this dress. So, I decided to see if I could make my own version of the dress.  The first thing I needed to do…

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I'm Andrea, a techie living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.