Author Archives: mariko


And it is another t! I decided I needed a good raglan pattern, so I copied an existing t to give it a try. I didn’t want to ruin any of my new Girl Charlee knit fabric** so I dug … Continue reading

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One can never have too many t-shirts. I got some nice knits from Girl Charlee Fabric, so I thought I’d start with a basic long-sleeve t. The fabric is supposedly cotton but feels more like a blend. It’s super soft … Continue reading

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I am doing this on my phone, which is probably old news to most of you but a novelty to me! Anyway, I made a few changes to this shirt pattern, and I think I now have a template I … Continue reading

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I made a shirt for St. Patrick’s Day! Actually, that is a lie. It is just a coincidence that I sewed a green t-shirt. I had this fabric in my stash. I think I got it at the Fabric Depot … Continue reading

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all dotty

So I have been on this t-shirt tunic/dress kick as of late. The nice thing about them is they keep one’s backside warm during the winter months. Then, come spring, you can just wear them as dresses, I suppose. Well, … Continue reading

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graham cracker brownies

2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk Mix everything together and spread into a greased 8″ square pan. … Continue reading

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Surprise! I finished a sweater! I know, it is practically unbelievable. I had this sweater in my stash for several years. It’s that Needful Yarns London Tweed. It is super soft! I started knitting something with it, but then I … Continue reading

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Gretel hat

Gretel hat, originally uploaded by super eggplant. I stopped knitting for a couple of years for some reason. I would like to blame the dog, since she had a habit of sitting RIGHT next to me, which made knitting awkward … Continue reading

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My mother had been harassing me for quite some time about making her some pillowcases. I don’t know why she can’t just go to Macy’s like other people and buy some. Kidding. Anyway, I had forgotten what nice instant gratification … Continue reading

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striped sweatshirt tunic thingy

Heyyyyyy, so I have been doing a bit of sewing. I’ve been trying to “style up” a bit lately, but I realized that I am incapable and unwilling to stray too far from my comfort zone, so I decided that … Continue reading

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