Well, another Me Made May is done. Other than not loving the term “me made” (but embracing the fact that it is out there and accepted terminology by most of the sewing blog community), I really enjoy the concept of it. This is the second time I have fully documented my outfits throughout the month. … More Me Made May 2017 Round up, Summary, and Plans
One of my 2017 goals from my top 5 post has to do with stashbusting. In the stashbusting group, we were all asked to submit our totals at the end of January since the goal is to be 10% down as a group. Last week, I measured all the fabric in my stash and cataloged it … More Stashbusting and #2017makenine
Top 5 Goals for the New Year 1. Accessible Sewing This goal covers quite a bit actually. I spoke a bit about accessible sewing earlier in the fall, but I didn’t go into much detail about what that specifically meant for me. There are a few issues with mobility for me. A big one is my … More Top 5 Goals
Top 5 Hits 1. Waffle Patterns Pepernoot Coat This is possibly my favourite garment that I’ve made. I love wearing it. Sure, there are some mistakes and it is not perfect, but I love it and have worn it so much this year. I have plans to make another one of these coats eventually. I’d like … More Top 5 Hits
Kicking off my Top 5 of 2016 is my Top 5 Misses and a 2016 Summary. This year, I’m only going to do posts on Hits, Misses, and Goals. I’ll post these for the next few Mondays and then probably round out the year with the handmade gifts I made in the holiday rush. Top … More Top 5 Misses and 2016 Summary
I could have predicted this quite frankly since it happens anytime I sew heavily and then go on a trip. I got home from our trip to Winnipeg and promptly got sick with a cough that I’ve had since August, but decided to get 50 times worse. Now I am waiting on chest xray results … More Unplanned Hiatus!
I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It’s a genetic disorder that means I produce defective collagen. Collagen is in every part of the body including skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. As a result of my defective collagen, my joints are hypermobile meaning that they bend back far beyond where they should. Think of an elastic that is … More Sewing for Accessibility
Let’s start off with something happy. My garden is flourishing: View this post on Instagram Today's scenes from my garden. Lovely flowers blooming. #gardening #flowers A post shared by Andie Wells (They/Them) (@sewprettyinpink) on Jun 22, 2016 at 5:37pm PDT I got more flowers and the back planter is fixed, but not yet rid of … More Diagnosis
It’s now the first day of June and Me Made May is over. How did I do with my pledge? ‘I, Andie of https://sewprettyinpink.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear at least three handmade garments each day for the duration of May 2016’ Well, I accomplished it without an … More Me Made May Thoughts
I finally uploaded a mini-album of our honeymoon to flickr. I’m almost at my capacity with photos here on the free account so I am switching to Flickr as my photo storage. Our honeymoon was 9 days in Amsterdam with trips around the Netherlands and a day trip to Bruges, Belgium. We had an EURail … More Honeymoon!