Year: 2019

Maker

February 2019 Maker Challenges

Hey makers! The master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just this month’s challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing and those ending this month that may have started earlier in the year. …
Sewing

3 Easy Ways to Do Round Back Adjustments on Knits

Learning to sew is fun and all, but learning to fit garments is a whole different animal! I’ve mentioned a high round back adjustment in my post about my typical adjustments, but what exactly is one? And what do knits have to do with it? What is a Round Back …
Strong Not Skinny

The Remarkable Power of Non-Scale Victories (NSVs)

Continuing on the theme of Accepting Yourself Naked, today’s topic is non-scale victories or NSVs. NSVs are wins and accomplishments that have nothing to do with what the scale says. They can be large or incremental. They aren’t about how much you weigh, they’re about how you feel about yourself. …
Sewing

Pattern Emporium True Romance Top Pattern Review

The True Romance blouse is my first one from Pattern Emporium, but it was absolutely love at first sight when I found out about it! First, there’s the name. I grew up in the 90s when Christian Slater was the guy all girls swooned over. His movie True Romance was …
Sewing

Itch to Stitch Uvita Top Pattern Review – Free Pattern

The Itch to Stitch Uvita Top comes from one of my favorite indie pattern companies. Aside from a having very thorough instructions, Itch to Stitch also has a few freebies that are not just hastily thrown together patterns (though they are very beginner-friendly). Case in point the Lindy Skirt. And also this Uvita …
Maker

How I Learned to Meditate with Bob Ross

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:30 am, my local PBS station airs Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting. It’s over the air, and I don’t have a DVR, so if I miss it I can’t go back and rewatch it (ignoring the availability on YouTube). So every Tuesday and …
Maker

Read This Book: Create or Hate by Dan Norris

Create or Hate: Successful People Make Things is a very quick, how-to book for unlocking creativity. At 104 pages, it’s divided into 4 chapters and easy enough to finish in one afternoon. The central theme is that to be a successful creator, you must overcome self-doubt (defined as Hate). There …