multiplying flowers

I guess it’s kind of weird to start a sewing blog when my sewing output is as low as it’s ever been. I think it’s half wishful thinking and half feeling like the tides are about to change. In the last six months we’ve moved across the country, then again across the city, started new jobs, and reconnected with California family and friends, all leading to not much sewing going on.

When life gets crazy like this, sometimes you just need the comfort of yarn, coffee, and the repetitive motion of crochet or knitting. All the better when making something pretty to put your coffee on! Crocheting these little coasters has turned into a bit of a compulsion; Eric loves them, and also loves that they are “multiplying like rabbits.”

Made using the Flower Crochet Coaster pattern on Ravelry, which is super easy with just enough detail to be pretty and interesting. Ravelry project here.


I love the way the petals curl up around the cup

hello world

Well, I guess this is it! I’ve wanted to write a sewing-based blog since 2009. I had the idea, though, that if a blog were to be successful it had to have top-notch content, fantastic pictures, and it needed to be updated daily. I was in grad school and working then, and there was just no way. My projects are also only sometimes successful and I look dopey in pictures, and I’m really pretty shy. I just wasn’t cut out to be a blogger. I’ve followed many blogs religiously ever since, and I’ve seen that some of my favorite bloggers aren’t all that perfect either. I’ve seen a real community form and grow, and I’ve wished to be a part of it. I’ve seen bloggers create beautiful sites with a wealth of information for themselves and others as they document their projects.

So this is my attempt to do something I’ve always dreamed of, make it my own, and hopefully build some friendships along the way. I see this as a spot to record my projects, whatever they may be, and I also want to post about my outdoor adventures in the bay area and other things I love. This is my spot, and I’m going to make it mine.