New Baby

I’m so happy! I have a new sewing machine!


It’s a Janome Memory Craft 4800, a model that’s been retired, but is fully-loaded with lots of great features. I’m so excited to be “back in the saddle”.

This does have another consequence: the sale in my Etsy shop will end as of May 31st, so get your orders in! All of the listings have been discounted 10-20%—now is the right time to buy.

Now is also the right time to get your name down for any custom sewing projects you might have in mind. I think my summer schedule is likely to fill up quickly!

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Alas, my sewing machine died last week. For a month or two, the tension had been off, which required quite a bit of babying to avoid loops in my stitches. I’d also noticed a funny smell, like overheated electronics. And then, about an inch away from the end of my last seam on my most recent project, everything stopped. It wasn’t stuck, as it sometimes is when the thread gets all bunched up. I was able to finish the seam using the handwheel. But the pedal no longer triggered the motor. My work is now at a stand still.

My husband has the machine apart on the kitchen counter.


He should be able to tell whether the issue is the motor or some other part of it. If it is the motor, though, he hasn’t been able to find the correct replacement. So for now, I will be unable to sew.

The good news is that all of the listings in my Etsy store are already made and ready to ship. The better news is that everything is on sale. If you’ve had your eye on something, now is the time to get it! Happy shopping!

Craft Show

As I said, I participated in a craft show a couple of weekends ago. It was lightly attended, but in a lot of ways, that made it a great first show to do.


My main regret is that this is the only picture I took of my table. 😉

It’s cute and has potential, but I can already see lots of ways I would change it. Anything you can spot that would make it pop more? If you attended the show, what did you think of it?

Slow Going Around Here

The past several weeks, I’ve been completely engaged with personal projects. I’m making a dress for a wedding I’m attending in a couple of months and I’m sketching out plans for a new handbag.

But here are some glimpses of the toddler dress that is soon to be available on Etsy! It is currently one of a kind. My previous intention was to make a 12month size, but since it would make a perfect flower girl dress, I decided to make it closer to a 3 or 4. The confirmed size will be on the listing.

Sneak Peek!

Something new is coming to the store! Here’s a sneak peek at the muslin of it.

It will be in the store in its final colours and fabrics sometime in the next month.

It will be available in size 4.