Archives for the ‘Clothes’ Category

Sickness Strikes Again and Lots of Knitting

The Girl was afflicted with a serious stomach virus over the weekend.  She’s still feeling weak and moving slow, but I think she’s on the mend…finally.  And I didn’t really pop in here to write about that (although it will explain my absence from this space over the last few days).  The silver lining on […]

Another Pink Sweater

What can I say?  My girl likes pink.  This yarn is a silk and cotton blend from The Infamous Stash, and the pattern is here.  This was a fun and incredibly easy pattern.  I plan on making lots more of these in wool for next winter.  I see it layered with a long sleeved top […]

Spring Busyness

Oh hello there.  I’m still around.  Been spending as much time as humanly possible outside.  And when I’m not outside enjoying spring, I’m inside reading with the kids, or sewing.  I’ve been busy. Really busy. I’ve got spring fever something fierce. I’ve given my kitchen a makeover. I’ve made progress on my Spring Wardrobe Project–two […]

Getting Ready for Dia de los Muertos

The Monkey Family will be throwing a huge Dia de los Muertos bash this weekend!  We used to throw these parties annually, but the last one we threw was three years ago, while The Girl was still in my belly.  I cannot believe I managed to throw this party while pregnant because it is a […]

Mood Fabrics NYC

I don’t even recall how I ever first heard about Mood Fabrics, but whenever I mentioned to someone that I was going to be visiting there while in New York, they always replied, “That’s the place in Project Runway!” Well, I’ve never seen Project Runway, but I can say now that I understand why they […]

My New Second Home: Purl Soho

Well, thank you for humoring me and looking at my NY snapshots.  Now let’s get down to what everyone really wants to see: my fabric shopping expeditions. I dragged the entire family to Purl Soho for some glorious fiber love, and was it ever worth it.  That place is amazing.  Beautiful white walls, well-lit, and […]

NYC and The Crafting Mojo

The Monkey Family is going to NYC this summer!  I have been sewing like crazy the last few weeks, trying to make some new clothes to bring. I thought I might finish this dress this weekend because I had some alone sewing time.  All I wanted was a classic summer sun dress.  And I really […]

My New Found Love: Natalie Chanin

I know I’m way late on this, but I am totally in love with Natalie Chanin, and her company, Alabama Chanin.  The Daddy Monkey gave me The Alabama Stitch Book for my birthday, and it is such a beautiful and inspiring book.  I love the fact that she left New York City, and then Europe, […]

Navy Swim

I finished the navy swimsuit!  It took a bit longer than expected, but don’t all sewing projects?  I guess thirteen days is not too bad for a swimsuit. I am really in love with it, and can’t wait to start living in it at the beach this summer. The Daddy Monkey asked if I was […]

WIP Wednesday :: Navy Swim

Last year’s post-partum swimming suit doesn’t fit anymore!  Hooray!  I’m really loving this year’s high-waisted swimming suits for obvious reasons, and since all my old swimming suits are either completely worn out or too big, I decided it was time to make another one.  It’s been years, but I still have my reliable old pattern […]