October 16, 2014

Three tips for sewing burlap drapes (plus a step-by-step!)

Here’s what surprised me most after we opened up our doors last week: How much everyone liked our curtains. If you haven’t been by the shop, our […]
July 6, 2012

The breakfast nook reveal (with chalk paint, furniture finds and a TEENY bit of sewing!)

Hey y’all! I intended for this post to JUST be pictures of the little pillow I made for my little bench in my breakfast nook, but […]
March 17, 2011

Jeans and a t-shirt. A classic combo. Vogue 1034 & New Look 6735

Greetings sea turtles! I finally got around to taking pictures of my recently-made jeans and I’m starting my seasonal binge of utilitarian sewing and have a […]
January 4, 2011

MORE utilitarian sewing (and a tutorial!)… a messenger-slash-tote-bag for the lugging of snacks and computers and all good things.

Sorry folks. I agree. Dresses are more interesting than bags. But the only dress sewing I’ve done this week is the cutting out of Parfait, a […]
December 15, 2010

A snow day with mom.

While Mr. Bug spent Saturday and Sunday shoveling our (and total strangers’) cars out of snowbanks, my mom and I amused ourselves by building an army […]
December 11, 2010

A home for my pins.

Yet another utilitarian sewing project. Pincushions. These were made mainly as samples for the shop, but they were so fun and so cute I took some […]
December 10, 2010

Utilitarian sewing… a cozy new cover for my ironing board.

Back to my recent spate of utilitarian sewing projects. I have a confession. I have actually spent time photoshopping the stains out of my basic white […]
December 7, 2010

Moo. A holder and a tutorial

OK. So does anyone know about moo.com?? It’s a company that prints business cards. Really cool business cards. Less business card, more trading card. They come […]
November 19, 2010

Utilitarian sewing. Grimace mittens. And ham radios.

More utilitarian sewing. Still playing catchup in Snug Bug-land! Last Saturday when I bundled up to head out into the snowstorm of the decade, I realized […]
November 16, 2010

Utilitarian sewing. A tale of two laptops, a fast car and a pretty princess.

Back to sewing. Sort of. Part of what’s taken up my sewing time over the last week is the construction of cases for our new laptops. […]