Hawaiin-styled Western Shirt

Western shirtWestern close up

The fabric

This material is so cute! My husband grew up reading Louis L’amour, and so he’s always had a hankering for anything western. I knew he’d like the fabric, and it was about time I made something for Henry!

The pattern

I used Simplicity pattern 2907, and simplified the pocket. Easy pattern! My buttonhole foot has disappeared and so I had to free-hand, zig-zag the holes so they aren’t perfect, but close!

Ride ’em Cowboy!



Vintage Inspired Summer Play Dress


I found this great vintage-inspired tree fabric at Jo-Annes. I decided to copy the style from Baby Bean, Lucille Dress. I added a pocket,because Eleanor has a thing for pockets. In fact, she’s thanked me three or four times for adding that pocket! Easy to please!


Black and Blue Re-Du

chair front finished

In the ’80s, this chair used to sit in my beautiful forest green and ivory bedroom. How forest green used to make me happy! Twenty years later, not so much. It was time for a make-over..