February 19, 2013

Bow Ties!

You'd think by now I'd be an ace at documenting my little projects for this blog, but sometimes I'm too focused on what I'm doing and forget to take cute pictures and am forced to take iphone snaps in a restaurant under poor lighting. when will I learn?

Anyway, I made these three adorable cotton bow ties for a dear friend's birthday. Based on the excellent (and free!) David pattern from BurdaStyle, with a few modifications, they came out great!

Since I didn't know my friend's exact neck size I wanted and adjustable tie, but I couldn't find the exact hardware the pattern called for, so I used Vest Buckles which worked out just fine and were easy to sew on. I also only interfaced the bow section of the tie, not the neck piece which made them much easier to turn inside out and I figured that portion was under the shirt collar anyway.

(Sorry for the crappy phone pics!)

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February 14, 2013

Donuts! Get Some!

For all you local Boston area folks - don't forget to head over to Union Square Donuts, opening today in Union Square, Cambridge. Started by some dear friends and masterful kitchen wizards - you won't be disappointed! 201 Somerville Ave!!

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February 1, 2013

Ikea PS on SF Girl by Bay

Hey there now, a nice little post on Ikea PS cabinets over on SF Girl by Bay, including a pic of my 'lil old studio!

I actually have two of these cabinets, (the low and high) and I have to agree that they are great for the price. I really wanted the white ones, but they weren't available when I bought them. I always thought I'd repaint them - something like this, from the Ikea Livet Hemma blog:

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