Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Becky Homecky

I like to think of my self as an accomplished sewer but the reality is that most of the things that I sew look homemade.  

When I began sewing again after almost a 20 year break, I remembered the basics but that was it. I was so excited to be creating again (thank you Project Runway) that I didn't give much thought to whether my results looked as good as they could.

I have a more critical eye now, and with practice my sewing is getting better.  

I look forward to the day when can I wear my own creation to work and no one asks me "did you make that?"

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fabric as Art

Macrina Busato- "Handmade" by Windham
I adore fabric, and I buy way too much of it.

My Pinterest board fabric lust has saved me from certain bankruptcy.

When my favorite online store Hawthorne Threads send out their newsletter, I now mostly just pin the latest fabrics that I love, and then go back and admire them periodically.

Still all too often, there are certain new fabrics that I just can't resist adding to my collection.

Fabric panels with graphics that catch my imagination often fall in this category.

Luckily, fabric panels are also easy and  inexpensive way to add art to your walls.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sparkle - to shine brightly with flashes of light

I woke up again to life's true possibilities this past year through change and struggle.

For years, I lived in a neighborhood where I was unhappy. Every year brought more and more changes few of them good.

Fear kept me stuck in place.

Finally, concern for my children's education  and safety was the final catalyst that propelled me forward into a new life.

In May of 2013, I moved into my dream home.

Fear woke me up, but hope is propelling me forward.

This is my chronicle of my journey to back to my sparkle.

Thank you free pretty things for my lovely banner.