I know it’s been a while, but there are exciting things on the horizon!  Be on the look out for our new look!

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September 18, 2013 · 15:58

Two Guys Bow Ties

Two Guys Bow Ties

These ties are incredible. Everyone should own them.

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August 9, 2013 · 09:40

French Food in Chicago

Hello dear and faithful readers (I’m not sure if I have any…).

I know I haven’t updated much, but with the move to California for my new gig at Disney, I’ve been super super busy. But I digress.

The creator of Apartment Farm, Amanda Olsen, is writing pieces on French Food in Chicago for The Examiner. Her most recent article, 5 Essentials for your French Kitchen, is up now. I know some of you are foodies so get to reading.

xoxo

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Zipper Foot

I love my Brother sewing machine. It has treated me very well these last few years. I do not, however, love the zipper foot it came with. It’s so wide and awkward and very hard to use to actually sew a zipper on. It looks like this: . If you suffer from zipper anxiety and you have this same kind of zipper foot, rest assured there is hope. There is a Vertical Needle Zipper foot that looks like this: you can just take off the entire foot attachment on your machine and put this one on. It’s like heaven, I’m sure. I just replaced my giant zipper foot with a vertical needle zipper foot and I’m so super happy. You should be able to find them at your local fabric store. I got mine at The Needle Shop

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Completely Unrelated

I just need to vent about a non-sewing issue. I’m completely freaking out. I desperately need employment in my field (computer graphics and motion technology) and I’ve been applying and applying places much to no avail. I received a voice mail from the recruiter at Walt Disney Animation Studios for a Talent Development program, which lets face it, if I am accepted would be so bad ass, but when I called him back I received his voice mail. I mean I know he is a super busy guy, I half didn’t expect him to answer, but I’m SO nervous. This guy and I have exchanged numerous amounts of emails and I was sure that he was ready to tell me I am in! But his voice mail says he has some more questions and wants to know more about my career goals. I don’t know what my career goals are! I mean I know I don’t want to be working for MTTV any more. And I know that I want to work in feature films. But doing what exactly? I DON’T KNOW. I have a fear that I am going to completely screw this up.

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Bow Ties, Bow Ties, Bow Ties and Chocolate cake ;)

Today I made a chocolate fudge cake from scratch AND made 2 bow ties.

Flower Tie Heather Ross Fabric “Far Far Away II” for Kokka, Dots Tie Alexander Henry Fabric “Farmdale Crosshatch”

Do men wear bow ties with flowers? Either way, one day I will make some man very happy.

xoxo

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Tea Party

I think I previously mentioned how all my friends are having babies. Some of my friends with babies are luckier than others because I try out making baby stuff for them. Or maybe they are the unlucky one’s. Anyway, I’ve recently fallen in love with Oliver + S. She makes amazing patterns for kiddos. Today, I am tackling the Tea Party Dress. It’s taken me all day despite being only 1 scissor in difficulty. Apparently, I’m not as good as I thought I was ;) haha. This was my first time working with buttons. I’ve been nervous about trying my button hole foot. But it turns out it was easy peasy. :) Anyway, without further adieu, here it is.

Oliver + S' Tea Party Dress

Fabric used: “Farmdale crosshatch” – Alexander Henry and orange cotton (not sure who made). The pattern and fabric were purchased at The Needle Shop (big surprise there I know).

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