Author: Paulette Erato

Recipes

Sourdough Drop Biscuits with Greek Feta & Sun-dried Tomatoes

These sourdough drop biscuits with Greek feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes are a product of quarantine boredom. And they’re perfect for all that discard you’ve got from your own boredom-induced sourdough baking. Don’t want to read through the story behind the biscuits? Skip down to the recipe. Like everyone else …
Sewing

Lou Box Top Hacked 3 Ways

This series of Lou Box Top hacks came about because I’ve finally learned something. I know I look terrible in boxy tops. See evidence of this in my Wiksten Haori, Uvita Top, and Como Cardigan. Wiksten Haori Uvita Top Como Cardigan So why would I once again walk down this …
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Love Notions – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Tami Meyer is the designer behind Love Notions Sewing Patterns, LLC. They have a library of patterns for the whole family, even for dolls! I’m a big fan of Love Notions personally, having made the Sabrina Slims and Rhapsody Blouse. The blouse was part of Sew My Style 2019! And …
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Sew My Style Bingo for Me Made May 2020

This year Sew My Style 2020 has a casual challenge within a challenge! Sew My Style Bingo celebrates Me Made May by highlighting all of our wonderful 2020 pattern companies. This isn’t prize driven, as we do already have Spoonflower sponsoring a pretty sweet prize for May. This is in …
Lifestyle

It’s Okay to Feel Like Crap

“It’s okay to feel like crap today.” It’s a conversation I have with myself on occasion. These days it happens more often than I’d like.  It’s the single reason why this month blog posts have been few and far between. I’m dealing with quaranxiety. Yup, that’s a thing. Quaranxiety, the …
Sewing

Sewjo: 6 Easy Tricks to Get it Back

Sewjo? What the heck is that??? Sewjo is the magic mojo that gets you sewing. But sewjo can come and go at any time. During a quarantine, it can be even trickier to find the motivation to indulge in this hobby (and this is directed at hobby sewists. If this …
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3 Easy Ways to Do The 100 Day Project

It’s that time of year again! The 100 Day Project kicks off in 2 weeks on April 7th. I participated last year for the first time and knew I’d be back for more in 2020. And since we are all probably desperate right now for some free distractions or a …
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Liesl Gibson – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Liesl + Co designer Liesl Gibson has quite the background designing patterns. Like some of our other featured designers, she too has worked with apparel companies you might have heard of (scroll down to see which ones!). In fact, Liesl helms 4 brands now! Aside from designing fashionable patterns under …
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Sabrina Slims – A Fitting Experiment Review & Giveaway

The Sabrina Slims were recently re-released by Love Notions in an expanded size range. To see how it looks on a variety of bodies, a group of bloggers is experimenting with the fit. Welcome to the Fitting Experiment! We also have a giveaway! Scroll down for details. *Housekeeping: please note …
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2020 Movie Costumes Exhibit at FIDM, Part 2

Continuing on from last week’s post about the 2020 movie costumes exhibit at FIDM (aka the 28th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design), here are more of my favorites from the show: 2020 Movie Costumes from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker There were two Star Wars costumes in …