before + now after taking measurements + making plans discounted sheets + prepping the first curtain panel I embellished the existing embroidery detail on the top sheet by adding my own hand-beaded trim. Been living here almost 2 years and… Continue Reading
I only spent 4 nights at home the entire December. My last month of the year began at 72 degrees in Palm Springs, CA. Middle of December – back to Japan (yes, again!) I’ve got my reasons. It’s a four-letter… Continue Reading
DIY circle scarves I made for 3 lucky new email subscribers for the launch of my new natural hair site, Kinked & Coiled! First let’s all bow our heads and acknowledge the bad news *sigh* My dear, dear Macbook. So… Continue Reading
Flying into Narita aiport (Tokyo, Japan) It’s a small world until you sit on a plane for 13 hours sitting as an uncomfortably captive time traveler. I’m too cheap to swipe my card for in-flight entertainment, even for a travel… Continue Reading
Excuse the poor quality of pics, but I definitely remember promising a hair pic or two before I left. So, here it is. On to the airport. Later!
Simplicty pattern #1694, version E. French seams on chiffon are definitely the way to go! I’ve been trying to focus for seriously the past hour on giving the dirty details on the makings of this shirt. My mind is totally… Continue Reading
King Textiles in Toronto, Ontario fashion district. Oh you know, just holding up some beautiful chiffon fabric I scored in Toronto’s fashion district up to the light pouring in my hotel room like a familiar scene straight from the Lion… Continue Reading
High waist shorts practice pair. Or perhaps, freshly cut mom jeans. Now true I modified this pattern some. I added an inch to the waist to make it higher, which apparently I had no business doing. And I obviously shortened… Continue Reading
What I hope my end result will be making my own pair of high-waist shorts, minus the cool zipper detailing. (Image source) First attempt at drafting the shorts! Using Simplicity pants pattern #5259 as my guide. Also, the test fabric… Continue Reading
I wish I had this done already BUT cheers to slow progress. First time making a shirt cuff + placket….turned out so cute! Anyways, have a good week!