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The Orri Shawl

I am fresh from family vacation, where I had no connection with the outside world for about 2 weeks.   It wasn’t the kind of vacation that’s all about relaxing.  It was more the making up for lost time kind of trip,and it was really good. &nb…

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Our Stay At The Abernathy

Last weekend we packed up our stuff and headed to my old stomping grounds, Clemson, SC, to stay at The Abernathy for a night away. A night to refresh was just what I needed, and I felt like a new person when we got home. If you’re a Clemson Tiger fan, or plan on going […]

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Alaska (Two)

 A stop-off at Ward Lake on the way to our cousin’s house for the evening get-together with our 40(!) family members. I still can’t get over the neverending sea of trees – so much beauty in this place, and yet we’re only seeing .00001% of what Alaska has to offer (it’s the size of 3 […]

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How to plan a trip to the NYC garment district

Is there anything more fun than a fabric-buying outing when you’re on vacation? NOPE! I always try to scout out a quirky local option if I can, and pick up some “souvenirs” (that totally counts, right?). I know that lots of people occasionally get the chance to go to New York City, so I thought {…Continue Reading}

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What to Pack For a Day at the Beach With a Toddler

It’s not summer to me until we’ve been to the beach. Being by the water has always been so restful and healing for my soul. The older I get, the more of a beach gal I seem to become. I’m happy to report that Piper shares my love of the water and has loved the […]

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Visiting Seattle: Six Days in the Emerald City

Seattle, Washington, is perched on the western coast of the United States and enjoys its Pacific Northwest weather to the fullest. Nine months of the year, it enjoys lush rain and in the summer months the sun is out most days. In the winter, the temperatures can drop below freezing, but snow accumulation is rare. June, July, and August are paradise with long hours of sunlight, moderate temperatures, and the occasional bout of rain.

If I only am in Seattle for a long weekend, my priorities are seeing my friends and family, visiting Rachel at Pike Place Market, and eating at:
• Piroshky Piroshky
• HoneyHole Sandwiches
• Kingfish Cafe
• Monsoon
• Galerias Restaurant
However, if you want to do more than just eat while you are in Seattle, here is a six-day itinerary I cooked up that lets you see the city.

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Life’s a Beach

Coverup: ASOS | Bathing suit top: Goodnight macaroon | Bathing suit bottoms: ASOS (similar) | Hat: Brixton | Sunglasses: Le Spec We are back from a week at the beach with family. My absolute favorite time on the beach is 4:30 or so until sunset. The sun’s going down, the beach traffic has slowed down, […]

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Portland, Oregon Travel Guide 

I’ve lived in Portland my whole life, save for a short stint in the Midwest for college. It’s…

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Los Angeles Lingerie Fabric + Trim Shopping Guide

On the last day of the Mimi G Sewing Conference, the entire group hit up LA’s Fashion District to fabric shop. Every city I’ve visited – New York, London, Paris, Atlanta, Miami, etc – does their fabric district differently. In some cities, fabric stores are concentrated in a few blocks or streets; in others, fabric…

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fabric shopping in madrid

Liesl introduces you to her favorite fabric and trim stores in Madrid. Use this guide and you’re sure to hit all the sewist’s hot spots when you’re visiting Spain’s capital.

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Traveling With Your Lingerie: My Tips & What’s In My Bag

With summer approaching – wait! with summer here! – there’s a lot of traveling going in my and possible your world. It’s a busy few months for me with trips to California, Iowa, New York and Florida to promote my new patterns with Simplicity as well as the launch of my made-in-the-USA RTW lingerie (more…

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Jalie 3463–Anne-Marie Dress

I’ve made this pattern up in a top before and I really like it and wear it often in the summer I was wearing it on vacation just last week. I kept putting things in that enormous back pocket. Like my phone, lip balm, tickets, car keys, etc. I know it’s supposed to be for tennis balls, but whatever. I realized that a dress version would be just the ticket on vacation. So, when I got home from vacation, I made one for my next vacation.

I did not make this, just so we are all clear, for a sport use. I made this purely for a travel/fun purpose. The CF/CB panels are made with a fun ivory/black scuba knit. The solid black is a Nike Dri-Fit fabric.
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I love how the side panels flare out a bit for an a-line shape. 
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This is what photoshoots in my house always look like, by the way. Little photobombers just waiting to jump into view.
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I love how it looks like I matched the pocket on the back. I didn’t. That was luck. I love the back on this dress.
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Oh, and this dress has a built-in shelf bra which is actually pretty supportive. I love that about a travel dress too.
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I love how big this pocket is. I may have to make another one of these dresses in a solid color just because comfort and pockets.
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I will also wear this to work with a jacket or cardigan. And I’m talking to my daughter here. She’s a sassy beast.
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The Importance of Getting Away With Your Spouse

Dress: Goodnight Macaroon | Sunglasses: Le Spec | Earrings: Hart | Lips: Stila in ‘Patina’ | Hair products: Wilson’s on Washington There’s no doubt about it, marriage is tough. I remember as a young 20 year old, newly engaged, looking at my mom and telling her “Scofield and I will never fight.” ha!!!! So young. […]

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Travel Tips for Families Experiencing Bedwetting

travel with bedwettingSummer is fast approaching and we already have several family “outings” scheduled.  Two are ‘leave-the-house for over a week” vacations and there are several day trips and quick overnights on the calendar as well. It is hard to pick up and move everything a family needs! When there is a child (or two) that wets…

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Getaway to Holden Beach

We had the most fabulous little stay at Holden Beach, NC recently, and I thought I would share a few snapshots. I’m so sad I didn’t take more pictures, but we really did just disconnect from the world and connect with our friends. So maybe I’m not so sad after all 😉 It was our […]

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10 Tips for a Fantastic Zoo Trip

Going to the zoo can be a great way to spend the day as a family. There is so much to see and talk about, and great memories can be made. However, like most family outings, there is also the potential for the trip not to turn out how you had imagined. Having taken our…

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THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF SLOW SEWING!

After too many years to count of speedy sewing, trying to get things done quickly, I have become enamored of slow sewing. Why? For one thing, I don’t really need many clothes…I have so much and lead a fairly quiet life (Clothes-wise). For a…

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Last from Hawaii

 I’m trying to figure out how two weeks have gone by since our trip to Oahu for my in-laws’ 50th wedding anniversary, but I can’t decide if it feels like ages ago or if it feels like yesterday. It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least. Give me the sun, sand and a warm beach […]

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Why You Should Travel With Your Preschooler

This post is inspired and sponsored by Walt Disney World® Resort and Scholastic. So often I hear parents say they’re planning a trip when their kids are older. They’re worried that their young kids won’t remember the trip, so the experience will be wasted. But you know what? Some of my best vacations have been with…

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Abandoned along the Highway

As mentioned in my post about Rock-a-Hoola, I love photographing abandoned locations, and we stumbled upon quite a few during our road trip, dotted in between tiny towns, and miles of fields. So here is quite the picture heavy post of what happens when buildings get left behind… The next 11 photos are from what remains […]

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Vintage Reno Signs

I literally took thousands of photos on our road trip, 3322 to be exact. Most were of abandoned buildings and killer vintage signs, which are my two favorite things to photograph, and our road trip was full of them! So much so my photos are coming to you in three, yes, three, separate posts! First […]

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A Lemony Turner in Havana

I’d be warned before, and never quite believed it. But it’s true: when you make your hobby into your job, something… shifts. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE sewing! And I do it all the time. But it’s not longer my “ahhhhh now I can turn off my brain from work” activity, because whether {…Continue Reading}

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The Neon Museum

If you only go to one museum in Las Vegas, it should be the Neon Museum. The Neon Museum is rich in what made Las Vegas famous – neon. That spectacular glow of gases swirling inside glass made the lure of Las Vegas so bright and people flocked. Sadly though, over the years, many motels, hotels, […]

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The Mob Museum

Patrick and I are finally home from our road trip to Idaho! Why Idaho? Well, my grandfather on my mom’s side passed away, so we went for his services, but I figured if we had to go, why not make the best of it, and do a road trip? The first stop on our trip was […]

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Free Sewing Pattern – French Seam Zippered Pouch

Free Sewing Pattern – French Seam Zippered Pouch

PATTERN DETAILS This simple zippered pouch pattern with french side seams, the pouch is quick to sew and great for everyday use. With instructions to make the pouch in any size, you are able to make the pouch truly work for you! Featuring covered zipper ends and no exposed seams the finished pouch appears professional […]

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A Breton Top and a Danish adventure with Stoff & Stil

Like the Nancy Dress I just posted, this top has become another wardrobe favourite. It came as a bit of a surprise to me as this drop shouldered, loose fit isn’t one I naturally gravitate towards. I had in my head that this shape probably wouldn’t be a…

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Los Angeles, California Travel Guide

As many of you may already know, my husband, Trey, and I decided to live and work from…

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Portable Needlepoint

School’s out, vacation and pool time is here, but you want to needlepoint. All your projects are big, too big to stash easily in your beach bag, tote, or carry on. What’s a stitcher to do? There are two keys to portable needlepoint — size and sturdiness. Pick Sturdy Threads Let’s talk sturdiness first. You […]

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Completed: Craftsmanship Bag

Hi! Another bag post today 🙂 I’ve been making clothes – tons of clothes – but haven’t had the will to drag myself in front of a camera quite yet. Also, my sewing mojo completely disappeared for a minute there, and this particular project is responsible for reviving it – so it seems appropriate to […]

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Staycation Ideas for Families

I have to say that this year, I know a LOT of families opting for staycations for one reason or another.  We’ve done it ourselves.  Staycation ideas for families are really, well, way more fun than I had expected! Although we love to travel with our kids, sometimes it’s not always feasible.  The logistics of planning…

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