Uploading photos from your PC to Instagram can be frustrating to say the least. There are many third party programs out there that advertise the ability to upload photos to Instagram from your computer, but after trying many different ones I just never found one I liked. They were either always buggy or the interface annoyed me.
About 6 months ago I figured out a really easy system for doing it and I am finally sharing it with all of you. It does require a couple different steps but now that things are set up and it is a habit I don’t even think twice about it. All of these steps were done on an android phone so there is a chance that the steps might be slightly different on an iPhone.
Sharing another fun tutorial over at Make It & Love It this morning, this time a trick or treat cat bag for your kiddos.
I am lucky enough to have kiddos that love picking out costumes at Costco! I know it is total sewing parents dream. I don’t think they have quite figured out that I could actually sew them a costume and I plan to never let them find out, because costume making is so not for me.
Today was a huge aha moment for me, as Oprah would say. No it wasn’t about the perfect pattern design or some new program that will revolutionize the indie sewing pattern world, it was something much more vital to pdf patterns.
I figured out how to print my pdf patterns on my HP printer without the bottom 1/4″ being cut off!! Super exciting right?!
Summer is in full swing here in Seattle and at this rate it isn’t going to ever end, like ever! Just kidding but goodness it has been a hot summer and anyone else who is from the Northwest can attest that this weather is nutso.
Since we are sure to have many more beach days I decided to run with that idea of a beach cover up for my guest post over at Make It & Love It.
In a perfect world you wouldn’t have to think about stretch percentages and fabric content when working with knits. You could grab any knit from your stash and it would work the same as all the other knits when making the same pattern.
Unfortunately that isn’t the case, many times you have to make some adjustments to a pattern even when the fabric you are working with is one of the listed fabrics. What it comes down to is that all knits are not created equal.
There are very few people that can look at a size chart and find that their measurements fit exactly into one size. More often than not you have different sizes for the different places you measure such as bust, waist and hips. For me this was the biggest draw to sewing my own clothes, I could never find clothes like dresses and tunics that would work with a small bust and a larger hip. As soon as I saw my first nested womens pattern I was hooked!
I have what some would call an obsessive personality. For the most part that is good. I find something I like or am interested in and then I am all gung ho. I research and plan and research and plan and eventually either that thing happens or I move onto something new.
If you follow me on Instagram you have seen the first part of the week I was obsessed with leggings, if you don’t follow me you really should my life is totally interesting :). I loved the pair I made so much I wanted to sew through my whole stash of knits making leggings. I made two pairs but already have 3 more fabrics lined up to make more. They are just so comfortable and I know something I will wear all the time.
The day is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you the pattern I have been working on thanks to the help of the always amazing Lauren Dahl and her course on Pattern Workshop (affiliate link). You can check out my review of the first half of her course here. I hope to have a review of the second half of the course in the next few weeks, but you know I actually have to finish the course first 🙂
Living in an old farmhouse with so much charm has been really fun. Our home has crown molding throughout, amazing old wood doors, large baseboards and old windows. While the windows are really fun and add to the charm of our house they don’t bode well for keeping the house warm in the winter or cool in the summer as they are all painted shut. More and more houses in our neighbourhood are removing the old windows and putting in new more energy efficient windows. We haven’t gotten there yet but it will definitely be in our future.
I am constantly looking for projects that will use up my ever growing stash of fabric scraps. For some reason I can never quite get rid of fabric even if I have less than a few square inches because you never know when you need a scrap of fabric. This is one of the projects that is easy to make and uses some of those small scraps of fabric you have lying around.
For a few years I have been thinking about making a fabric memory game for my kiddos but never seemed to sit down to do it, thankfully that all changed today.