still alive

If blogland was a neighborhood, and each blog a house, then I think the neighbors might be calling the cops on me...

"Honestly sir, I haven't seen anyone go in or out of that place in weeks!! And... I don't know if I'm being crazy... but I think there's a smell.... You don't think she's dead, do you?"

I hate neglecting my blog. It makes me feel kind of yucky inside. However, sometimes you have to adjust your priorities a bit and the blog takes a back seat. That's just life. Or, at least, my life. But just because I haven't been blogging, that does not mean I haven't been sewing and fiddling around with fabric. In fact, I think I can say without a doubt, this is the first time in the life of this blog that it's actually sewing that has been taking me away from blogging!

You see, I've been taking on a bit of extra work for an artist friend of mine who has a show coming up and was in need of an extra pair of sewing hands.  The work is slow, time consuming, and requires me to be extra precise and accurate (which is wonderful practice for me, but ... sigh... a mite tedious). And it's obviously not something I can show on the blog since, well, it's not mine! 

So I thought I'd just give you all a sneak peek of what else I've got in the works, and a few things I've been thinking about (mostly completely random and non-sewing related).  I'll be back soon, and in the meantime I'm living vicariously through all of you and your beautiful creations! Keep 'em coming!!

- I loved this short, sweet interview with my all-time favorite designer, Rachel Comey.

- I'm kind of obsessed with natural cosmetics and skincare - I've been a big DIY'er in the past, but always had problems and decided I needed to up my game. I recently got a sample of Arcona products and have been loving them! So gentle, but totally active and effective. Finally.

- I think this song might be the best, beachy, summery thing I've heard... well... all summer. 

- Aaaannndd - totally out of nowhere - because this showed up in the youtube sidebar when I searched for that last song and I completely forgot what an awesomely weird video it is - here's this for your viewing pleasure.

Okay! And I'm off to listen to Thread Cult and sweatshop away on my friends project! Hope you are all well - and has anyone else picked up any random sewing jobs in order to fund the fabric monster?



  1. Haha, your neighbors understand! I am fascinated with that waxy linen and what other magic you have made with it. I've got to find some for myself! Glad you are happily (or laboriously) sewing.

  2. What is that delicious fabric in the photo above the one of your Anna dress pattern? It looks amazing.

  3. Hey, it happens! Life that is... We'll be here when you come back and that fabric would make an amazing Anna!

  4. Oooh, fun with shibori! How lovely!

  5. Oh please, not apologies needed. You sew your little heart out one what you're working on and get back to use when you can! I'll never call the cops on you!

    Don't you love Christine's Threadcult series? I feel like I walk away with so much learned!

  6. I think we're all resting assured that there's always something awesome cooking at chez Sallie. :) Take your time! And yes, I take sewing odd jobs like crazy, but an art piece sounds way more fun than hems, bridesmaids' dresses and mending!

  7. I feel the same way at times, but it really is a lot to keep up with. Also, when we are all working on projects it's hard to stop and think "Okay blog post time" instead of diving into something else, etc. So don't worry!

  8. It's true, I've missed you. Good to know you're not dead. Thanks for the links. Mama like. Also, I did THE MOST epic photo shoot of all time this weekend in THE dress.... check my FB page to see a few outtakes a friend took. xoxoxo

  9. I second, Heather. You were missed and glad you're not dead ;o)

    I can't wait to see your Anna!! You are the Queen of dramatic drape. You will kill it!

  10. Oh! Everyone's making Anna. I'm one of those sewing bloggers that always seems to cave at what everyone else is doing... No spine, no self control, no single-minded focus on my own ideas. Anyway, glad to hear you're off enjoying your sewing machine and helping out a friend. Good luck, and happy sewing!

  11. Great post! And I love sewing and DIYs!

    You have such a great blog! I love it!

    I'm checking out your older posts and I'm following you on GFC and Bloglovin,

    If you like, I'd be so honored if you follow back!

    La Dolce Moda


  12. ohhh, the anna dress! can't wait to see yours. i want to make it but feel like i'd have no where to wear it. it seems so formal.