Pool Party Playlist – July 2019

Growing up, my house was never silent. We listened to music almost constantly while we played, cleaned, cooked, and ate dinner. My parents encouraged us to develop our own unique taste in music and not to silo ourselves within one box or one genre. In my home, it wasn’t uncommon to hear a TLC song, … Continue reading Pool Party Playlist – July 2019

A Few Things That Make Me Happy:

Am I the only one who constantly feels like their head is melting and that time no longer exists and nothing matters?! ...surely I can't be alone in this. Have you seen the news lately? At least I've been able to leave my phone inside while I take a quite moment to relax on my … Continue reading A Few Things That Make Me Happy:

The Costa Tote from Helen’s Closet – #FreeMakeFriday

Are you sick of me talking about Helen's Closet patterns yet? Of course you aren't! Today's free make is the Costa Tote, and all you have to do is sign up for her email list to get your free downloadable copy of this essential pattern. I used a few pieces of scrap fabric to make … Continue reading The Costa Tote from Helen’s Closet – #FreeMakeFriday

Sew With Me: The York Pinafore -by- Helen’s Closet

Another YouTube vid is up on my channel now, and this time you can have some fun with me in my craft room as I make my York Pinafore from Helen's Closet! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCk1Ud49qQU&t=2s Details:Pattern: The York Pinafore from Helen's ClosetFabric: Tencel Twill in Copper from Blackbird FabricsSize: Sewn in a straight 12 (no adjustments) based … Continue reading Sew With Me: The York Pinafore -by- Helen’s Closet

The Start of Something – The York Pinafore from Helen’s Closet

Another one for Helen's Closet! If you watched my April Makes / May Sewing Plans video, you may recall my plans to make the York Pinafore from Helen's Closet using a delicious copper-hued Tencel twill I purchased a while ago from Blackbird Fabrics. With the weather finally promising something resembling spring, I thought now would … Continue reading The Start of Something – The York Pinafore from Helen’s Closet


Unless you've been living in a cave, you know that the world is pretty much on fire, bro (in a weird reality which would make living in a cave ideal). Since my 1/4 in elastic FINALLY arrived the other day, I have been back on the face mask train lately. Naturally, I had to share … Continue reading #FreeMakeFriday MOAR FACE MASKS

DIY Retro Headscarf 2 Ways

I am so excited because today I'm sharing my very first YouTube tutorial! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH_QoVuqreQ&feature=youtu.be Learn to sew your own vintage-inspired headscarf in 2 different ways in this easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial. The first is a skinny, pinup-style headband. The other, a rockabilly bandana. I'll also show you several different ways to style each to … Continue reading DIY Retro Headscarf 2 Ways

Overall Enthusiasm-K4138

She's back! Here goes round 2 for the Kwik Sew #4138, this time view B. As you may recall, I made the pinafore version of this pattern last year that left me with mixed feelings. It just felt a bit too young for me and the flouncy skirt didn't quite work for my body type. … Continue reading Overall Enthusiasm-K4138

#FreeMakeFriday – The Peplum Top from Peppermint Magazine

Today's free make is the sweet and simple Peplum Top from Peppermint Magazine! Not only is this adorable summer staple available as a free download, but Peppermint Magazine also has a whole slew of incredible sewing patterns free to try as well, like the jumpsuit, the button-up dress, and the ruffle sleeve top. *Please note … Continue reading #FreeMakeFriday – The Peplum Top from Peppermint Magazine

My April Makes + #MeMadeMay plans

I am so excited to share my new YouTube channel, Happy Makes Me! Here I plan on teaching you how to craft your own handmade lifestyle using myself as the guinea pig. I truly believe creating something with your own two hands is one of the most empowering and enriching things a person can do. … Continue reading My April Makes + #MeMadeMay plans