Well hellooooo! And happy summer to you, if you are, in fact, enjoying summer at the moment. I’ve been having a lovely month of camping and beaches and swimming and sun. But August is here which means I’m back to work gearing up for back to school, and honestly, I’m already behind. How can that be possible!?
Anyways, I’m here with my latest Miss Matatabi Makers project, but since I ended up making two dresses, I’m sharing one here and the other on the Miss Matatabi blog! So check out Kaya’s wrap dress here and then head over there to see Yuki’s dress.
It’s nani IRO month! I’ve already proclaimed my love of nani IRO fabrics before, so I won’t bore you with my gushing about how wonderfully beautiful, intricate, bold yet delicate, and one-of-a-kind each of Naomi Ito’s designs are and what great quality the fabric is and how lovely it is to sew and how it’s even lovelier to wear. No, I don’t need to mention all of the many things I love about nani IRO fabric again, right?
Hey! So how is your wardrobe clean up going?! It’s been so great reading all your comments sharing your own experiences, challenges and advice! Thank you!
I just wanted to check in really quickly and share a few tips that I’ve found helpful during my purge. I already shared these on Instagram, but I know not everyone is on there, so here they are for you! Continue reading
Well, I did it! I wore something handmade every day in May. This was my first time participating in Me Made May and I have to say, it was really interesting and pretty educational.
Modified Scout Tee
I’m over on the Miss Matatabi blog today sharing these two dopp kits I made! I used these lovely canvas fabrics and the Zippered Dopp Kit tutorial from The Purl Bee and I’m loving how they came out.
I added a bit of decorative hand stitching to one to make a personalized gift for my honey! Check out all the details on Miss Matatabi!
(I’m still going strong wearing handmades for Me Made May, but definitely running out of new things to wear. I’m trying to remedy that with a couple new Scout Tees – how about you?)
So back in February, I posted about how I decided to take on a new writing opportunity to blog for mom.me. Well, after two months of that, I quit! Shortest writing “career” ever? Haha, maybe. I tried it. I liked some of the things about it. It definitely pushed me to write about different topics and in a way that’s completely different from how I write here on this blog. I got to connect with some new people. I liked the paycheck :P
But it was stressful. For a slow writer like me, and a maaaajor procrastinator, it was too much. The second I finished one piece, it was time to start another. When I had submitted all the posts for one month, I had to come up with new ideas for the next month. Continue reading
Hey! So I haven’t finished sharing my last KCW makes, but before I do that, I’m stopping in to let you know that I’ve sewn up a new top for my Miss Matatabi Makers project this month!
My second make for Kids Clothes Week was a Charlie Dress for Yuki in some beautiful new nani IRO double gauze. I love it. I really do.
Hey! It’s Kids Clothes Week! It’s been awhile since I’ve fully jumped into Kids Clothes Week, but I was feeling motivated to make some new duds for the 4 year old. I had completely stopped making clothes for her at some point because she was rejecting all the stuff that I was making. But now she’s really into dresses, skirts and tank tops and all those things that I made 1-2 years ago! Lately, she’s been grabbing this skirt a lot (which makes me super happy), so I thought I should add another to the closet.