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Saunio Cardigan (also - white is hard to photograph!)

Hi! February's #SewMyStyle project was the Saunio Cardigan, by Named Clothing. I will be honest and say this is not a pattern I would have chosen myself to purchase and sew - although I like cardigans, this one didn't seem like it was really my style. However, I'm doing this sew-along every month in an effort to push myself out of my comfort zone with both skill and style, so in a sense, it was perfect for me. As an aside, can I just say, white (or off-white-ish in this case) is hard to photograph without it looking over-exposed...I have so much to learn. And yes, that's our grey wall. Again. My hope is to get outdoors and try this tripod selfie thing with some more visually interesti

Ottoman gets a facelift

We've had this ottoman for a long time. It's a classic Ikea piece - kind of timeless, but also lacking any real character. But hey, it worked. Then my cat scratched the crap out of the corners of the cover, and it didn't work anymore. Plus it was cream coloured, and we have kids (you do the math). About 7 years ago, in an effort to mask the cat-horror, I quickly sewed a cover, slapped it on the ottoman and called it good. But it was ugly and never really fit properly, and only served as a daily visual reminder that I needed to get it together and actually properly sew a nice cover. I don't know why it took me 7 years, because when I got down to business, it really didn't take me long t

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