Sewing and Knitting WIP's

I have two or three finished sewing projects that I desperately want to blog about, but getting pictures taken has been touch and go the past few days. Fingers crossed I can take some this evening and have a blog post up and ready before the weekend!

While I wait on that, I wanted to show you a few of the different projects I've been working on recently. I've been crazy busy with test knitting and I've also managed to start my Minerva Crafts Blogger Network project.

How to Be a Pattern Tester: It's So Much More Than Just Getting Free Patterns

I love pattern testing. It is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have found since starting my blog way back when. At first I would read about other crafters doing pattern testing, but then I started itching to try it out for myself! It took me a while to figure out how to get into pattern testing pools, but once I did it seemed like I kept finding more and more!

In my experience, this is how pattern tests usually work out:

Emmy Couture Vlogs | Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

I attended the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival yesterday and had the time of my life! I've put together a vlog with some video clips I captured throughout the day. I will be filming a yarn haul video later this week.

Be sure to check out the amazing vendors I've linked below! There was seriously so much inspiration at the festival. I am feeling excited and ready to dye some more yarn!

May Day Vlog 2018

May is probably my top favorite month out of the year. It is usually when the cold weather finally goes away for good. All the birds are singing and everything is getting super green with flowers blooming everywhere. There isn't any stressful gift giving or major "must celebrate" holidays. It is just a sunny, gorgeous month.

Which is why I started a tradition last year of filming a May Day vlog! And the 2018 edition is now live.

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Pippi Pinafore Dress Pattern Review

The Pippi Pinafore Dress by Jennifer Lauren Handmade is a sweet overall dress with pockets, side button closure, buckles, and a slightly flared skirt.

Overall/Pinafore style garments are some of my favorite. When I was younger I had a pair of bib shorts that I wore non-stop. It is a scheme of mine to figure out how to make a similar pair for myself now. But until that's sorted, I would have no problem making a dozen or so Pippi dresses to satisfy my pinafore dress addiction.

Episode 44 | Short and Sweet

Hello my dears,

I have been fairly busy dealing with a head cold and the urge to completely reorganize the house. Even though I don't have quite as much crafty content as normal, I am still extremely pleased with what I've gotten done. I finally finished my first pair of socks for 2018!!! Plus I've managed to finish both heels on another pair of socks which means it won't be long before they're completed too.

Keep your eye out for a look at some new yarns that will be going up in the shop tomorrow! I am thrilled with how they turned out and I think you will be too.


Episode 43: The Holiday is Done

Hello my dears,

I've finally managed to find the time to film another episode for my podcast! I have knitting, two very successful sewing projects, some stash enhancement, and the usual life updates. It has been over a month since the last episode so I definitely felt a bit rusty. But I am so glad to be back! I hope you enjoy,