Year: 2018

Lifestyle

7 Tips for Maintaining Health Goals during The Holidays

“The Holidays.” For some people, this is a great time of year. For others, not so much. In the States, this Thursday is Thanksgiving and the unofficial start to the holiday season. From my own personal experience, “the holidays” means I’m going to be tempted by overindulgence in food and drink, …
Recipes

No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake

The No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake is an excellent alternative to the ol’ Thanksgiving stand-by of pumpkin pie. It’s slightly tart and buttery, a great end to a meal. If you like desserts that aren’t overly sweet, this might be for you. My favorite part of this recipe is how easy it is. You …
Sewing

Hey June Handmade Halifax Hoodie Pattern Review

Back in August, the #sewmystyle2018 pattern choice was the Halifax Hoodie from Hey June Handmade. At the time it was still too damn hot in Los Angeles to wear a sweatshirt. But by October it started to cool off enough (at night at least) to consider wearing layers. The teal …
Maker

Maker Inspiration November 2018

Ready for some maker inspiration for November? Since I’m shifting away from sewing these days, I’m going to start including other maker areas in these inspiration posts. Don’t worry, there’s still some sewing that might get done! The birthstones for November are citrine and topaz, both warm colors. This is …
Beer & Cocktails

How Beer & Medieval Misogyny Created Witches

Anyone who knows me in real life knows I love beer. I was drinking it when I met my husband. He proposed in a brewery. We got married in a different brewery. And then spent our honeymoon in Europe drinking our way through all the Trappist breweries. What I didn’t …
Sewing

Itch to Stitch Dana Point Top Pattern Hack & Giveaway!

Here for the giveaway? Check out the details below and don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter for a chance to win! *Housekeeping: some links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that I get a tiny commission from purchases you make using them, but it doesn’t cost you …
Sewing

How NOT to Become a Pattern Tester & a Giveaway!

Here for the giveaway? Check out the details below and don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter for a chance to win! The very first pattern test I participated in was for The Wearable Studio. Is it a coincidence that they are today’s giveaway sponsor? Nope! I learned a …
Maker

Sept18 Recap & True Bias Patterns Giveaway!

(The ongoing one-year blogiversary giveaway is still going strong. Here for the prizes? Sign up for the newsletter and check out the prizes near the bottom of this post.) September turned into a bit of a party. I didn’t anticipate pulling back so far from garment making, but I actually …

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