Category Archives: Creativity

Shorts! A thrifty refashion

As you may have figured out, I love experimenting with non-traditional fabric choices, and I love a good thrift store find. I found these goddess-sized stretchy jeans at the thrift store for $1.50. They didn’t look like they’d ever been … Continue reading

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A workroom update

Since I put the first draft of the novel aside to simmer for awhile, I’ve been spending my time catching up on a few quilt projects. I jumped on The Splendid Sampler quilt-along. The patterns for two 6-inch blocks are … Continue reading

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90,423 words later

I have finished the rough draft of my first novel. It’s gone past the critical eye of two critique partners, so it isn’t as rough as it would have been. In fact, some parts aren’t too bad at all. I … Continue reading

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Lace-edged dish cloth: Sunday on the Needles

I’ve been knitting a bit lately. Like most knitters, the urge seems to strike with the first snowfall. Most of the time I gravitate toward the quick and easy finishes…I’m a bit of a knitting junkie, I guess. When I … Continue reading

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Simplicity 4097 in the Fall of the Year

Combine 2.5 m of beautiful wool-blend Prince of Wales suiting and Simplicity 4097 and what do you get? The perfect fall jumper! I’ve always wanted a jumper, something easy that I can just pull on over top of leggings and … Continue reading

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A Vogue-Moneta hack

Do you remember the Vogue wrap dress I made last year? No? Hahaha, I don’t blame you. That dress never really worked for me. The waist sat too high, meaning I was forever tugging it down. And the bodice had … Continue reading

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Small stitching on Sunday: a mug rug

I’ve been wanting to try a technique that I’ve admired for awhile: a combination of machine applique and embroidery. So today I pulled out my bins of fabric scraps and got busy. Luckily, I had a few scraps of Wrenly … Continue reading

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The Yukon Scarf in Amethyst (…to ETSY or not to ETSY, that is the question)

Introducing: The Yukon Scarf in Amethyst! This particular scarf is 44″ in diameter and 5″ wide and loops twice around the neck (as shown in the photo.) I think that if I’m going to knit things to sell, I’d like … Continue reading

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DIY: a thrifty alternative to the screen door.

I love screen doors, but I hate having to open and close them all day long, every time a cat or a dog wants in. Or out. Or in again. Years ago I devised a solution…curtains instead of screens! Dogs, … Continue reading

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a Moneta Pas de Deux (a bit of Moneta Madness under the Midnight Sun)

So you thought I was just sitting around smelling the fresh air for the last two months in the Yukon, eh? Actually, my friend Dee and I had a sewing date and we made matching Moneta dresses: a Moneta Pas … Continue reading

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Brought to you by the letter Z for Jazz, baby!

Zap! …I really can’t believe the month is over and this is the last A-Z challenge post! No more daily Nita in your inbox! I love the letter Z. There are a lot of great things I could have written … Continue reading

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E is for Elephant

Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts recently hosted an elephant-along. When I saw the pattern, I just had to make it. I haven’t finished it yet. These pictures are of just the flimsy (the un-sandwiched, un-quilted top.) My version is a … Continue reading

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