I aspire to Becky made gifts for most everyone on my Christmas list annually, but this year felt like the first in a while that I actually succeeded in doing that, beyond handing out jars of pepper jelly and pickles and jam. Although this year, I outsourced most of the jam to my friend Daniel the jam god. Between the great canning jar shortage of 2020 and the dire straights of most small businesses this year, it was a no brainer way to support one of my favorite local purveyors while also handing out handmade gifts. Not only is he able to source things like Damson plums, he may be one of the only people I know who is at least as picky about where his food comes from than I am. I know, right? I honestly don’t know why I haven’t outsourced to him before, but I’m totally doing it from here on out.Continue reading
I love this fabric – a floral paisley? Yes please. I had a pair of pants in high school out of a similar fabric that I adored, so I was really sort of excited about a new pair out of this fabric. The duvet cover is pretty big – I think it’s a queen or a king, so I have alot more fabric to perfect my pattern. They are as comfortable as I thought they would be. I started and finished something in an afternoon – not such a rarity for me these days anymore I’m proud to say. And, I successfully made my own pattern. Yes, I need to tweak it, but it fit! I’ve not always had such successes with sewing without a pattern. Hell, I’m not always successful with a pattern. But that’s another story….