Trying to find a new way to connect in 2022. In this video I unbox my new Alabama Chanin The School of Making DIY Kit project.
If you've read my blog or followed me on Instagram, you know that I am on a quest to make myself an all organic cotton hand sewn wardrobe. Thanks to Alabama Chanin, I'm getting closer everyday. But, most of the tops I've made have been sleeveless and the cold weather this year finally made me … Continue reading My First Ezra Blazer
For as much as a mother of teenagers complains about social media, the interwebs really do have great things to offer. I could spend hours scanning Pinterest and stalking my friends on Facebook. BTW - if you haven't checked out my Everyday Artisan Pinterest page you really should. I have organized hundreds of Alabama Chanin … Continue reading My attempt to recreate an Alabama Chanin Dress I saw online.
To get my new studio's stitching nights off to a great start, I decided to create a few small projects to share with my fellow stitchers. First up were my lavender sachets, then we made Alabama Chanin flowers from Alabama Stitch Book, and last month I decided to try something a little different. I had … Continue reading Cuff Bracelets
One of the interesting concepts at Alabama Chanin is the “Build-A-Wardrobe” idea. The concept is to create four key pieces each year that will be go-to staples. I have to admit, in my fantasy world, I would only wear clothes I’ve made. That said, I will always have a pair of jeans in my closet and … Continue reading The Layering Project
By now you all know I’m a huge Alabama Chanin fan. One of the first things I learned about Natalie Chanin was how she decided to strike out on her own using quilting/embroidery techniques she learned growing up in Alabama to transform Thrift shop T-shirts into one-of-a-kind corsets. I’ve used Natalie’s beginning as inspiration for … Continue reading Showing My Spirit
I made a bold move a few months back. I decided to invest in my first Alabama Chanin stencil. I chose Anna’s Garden because it’s a very versatile pattern, mostly floral but with a geometric feel to it. Was it worth it – absolutely! Do I now want to buy even more stencils – you bet! My … Continue reading A Bold Bolero