Tag: harts fabric

back to school

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like most of the country, we have officially gone back to school.  this year, the kids will continue in their co-op preschool that we all love, but they have moved up to the three day class.  after a few orientation sessions and easing in over the past week, today was the first day the whole class came together, and i got to LEAVE!  if any day were to be formally recognized, i felt like this was the one.   (more…)

camping trips, camping capes

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my apologies as i’m back for just one more cop out post before i hope to return to cultivating this space a little more generously in the near future. i know i have missed so many comments and failed to respond in a timely manner–so embarrassing and i promise i will be a better blogger soon. just this saturday, i worked my last shift of my full time job that felt like it was not so slowly killing me. maybe my last shift ever as an adult acute care rn, who knows?! it was a wild, wild ride and i will definitely miss my wonderful coworkers, but it was 100% the right decision on both personal and professional levels, and a long and tenuous journey to even reach that decision. but that’s very much it’s own story not at all related to camping capes–we’ll see if it ever finds its way to this old blog. (more…)

late lunch tunic

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a couple of projects never quite made it to the blog during crazy december, and while some will remain on the cutting room floor eternally, some, for example those for which my family suffered through frigid 7:30am photo shoots, i feel must obtain their deserved moment of internet glory.   (more…)

grainline split back tank

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guys, i have officially caught the self sewing fever.  notice, i’m not referring to it as “selfish” anymore.  some very interesting things are happening as a result.  first, my wardrobe is growing faster than it has in several years.  i’m not a big clothes person, but my fever is resulting in at least one garment per week…far more than i’d ever shop for.  it’s the most productive fever ever.  second, i’m becoming a better dresser.  similar to when i began sewing more confidently for the kids, it’s been a weird transition into realizing i actually can wear what i sew, rather than treat all the pieces as ugly, failed experiments.  i have to consciously divert my attention each morning from my typical ratty tee shirt and $5 jersey gaucho pants that haven’t been cool since i bought them in 2005 that compose my summer uniform and say to myself no, you are a respectable adult, and you can wear this sweet linen shirt hanging in your closet with the aligned stripes and contrast binding.  now put it on and go stare at a waterfall, why don’t you. (more…)