Friday, November 29, 2013

Recess Raglan in Green & Black

I thought I'd shock you all by showing you Archer's newest Recess Raglan that is NOT an upcycle. 
Yeah, weird, I know. 

But, that's ok. I still didn't have to purchase anything to make it. All this was in my stash (and much much more yikes!).  One thing I love about raglan tees is that you can highlight a super cute print fabric by only using it for the sleeves. Great for seamstresses who tend to be print shy (like myself). And, it's exactly what I did ...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sweatshirt Upcycle: A-Symmetrical Jacket

Today I'm sharing yet another upcycle. 
I have a large box overflowing with clothing items that need to be shown some love& this winter they're definitely getting it.

This particular project began it's life as an ill-fitting Hanes sweatshirt that I purchased cheap. I thought it  was comfy until I washed it & it shrunk in length (not width) leaving me this odd oversized crop-top style sweatshirt. Into the box it went. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sweater Upcycle: Mittens

Yesterday I showed you my subpar sweater upcycle. 

I was really sad about it the evening I finished, and I sat looking at the scraps of sweater (still not cleaned up, don't judge me). I felt compelled to make something that actually made me feel good. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sweater Upcycle: When poor results help you grow.

Good morning (barely) ... 
it's pushing noon here and I'll be heading in to make the kids lunch soon. 
yum yum enchilada's. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Conscious Living: Wrap Up

Hi guys, I am happy, but also sad to say that this is the wrap up for the Conscious Living Series. 
I had a couple of amazing guest posters and truly enjoyed sharing my journey to a more sustainable, conscious lifestyle with you all. Please visit both Autumn & Jenni's blogs to view some of their posts and thank you so much for joining me here to discuss conscious living. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Conscious Living: DIY Deodorant Tutorial

Hi, folks!  My name is Autumn, and I'm blogging today with The Life of a Compulsive Crafter, but you can normally find me at Cottington's So Crafty.  Mae invited me to talk about conscious living, and I specifically chose to discuss how I make my deodorant. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Instagram Update

Oh, hello! 
Here's a quick little Instagram update before I run off to make the kids some lunch. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Daddy Basic Knit Tee

Last weekend was my husbands birthday. 
A big one too, this year he's

3 0 !

As my blog shows, he's never really benefitted from all the time and effort I put into sewing. 
He's a big reason I get to have free time in order to reach my last minute deadlines (you know the ones that come each week).