• Make it perfect // Discovery bag and a giveaway
  • Bear Butt Baby Shorts tutorial
  • Union Street Tee Tour!
  • Embroidered Strawberry Top
  • Lotus Pond drop cloth picnic blanket AKA the zero squared blanket
  • Tee to tank tutorial and Ice Scream printable
  • Sew Geeky: Episode Two // Wampa Play Mat
  • Vintage May // 70′s schoolyard nerd
  • Willow and Co glamping tour
  • The fashionable type // Star Wars

Birds Eye View – A Life in progress


  Milestones have a way of reorienting us in time. New Years, anniversaries, birthdays, all causing us to turn around and see the present through the lens of the past. Sometimes it’s beneficial – we recognize progress where we didn’t before, or we take stock and write new goals for the future. Other times it […]

Make it perfect // Discovery bag and a giveaway


    I’m on parade! When Toni, blogger and pattern maker at Make It Perfect contacted me asking if I would like to march in her pattern parade, my first thought was “who in their right mind would ask ME to represent anything with the word ‘perfect’ in it….” but I decided to run with […]

Monster tee

monster owl tee by girl like the sea

  Do you have any idea how long it takes me to write a blog post these days?! I mean, first I have to come up with an idea from the cloud of weirdness that is my brain right now, then I have to actually be able to execute it, then the photo shoot happens […]

Union Street Tee Tour!

union street tee by girl like the sea

I’m joining the Union Stree Tee blog tour today, and boy do I have some awkward photos of me wearing an awesome tee shirt! The Union St tee is a great tee pattern, which includes a variety of options like scoop/V neck, and four different sleeve lengths. It’s a basic, but a well designed basic. […]

Chambray Sunny Day baby shorts and Hawthorne life

Chambray double cloth baby shorts by girl like the sea

This is getting blogged badly because otherwise it’ll get blogged not at all, just like several other things I have floating around my house right now. Hawthorne was in need of more shorts to get filthy and into trouble with, so I whipped up a pair of the new free Oliver and S Sunny Day […]

Star Wars Father’s Day Card

darth vader father's day card by girl like the sea

Nothing like the LAST MINUTE to put together a Father’s Day Card for the nerdy dads in your life. I had an idea for a card a couple of weeks ago and then of course was finally working on it right before my husband was supposed to get home on Friday. It’s pretty silly, but […]

Embroidered Strawberry Top

embroidered strawberry top by girl like the sea

Such is the speed of my blogging lately, that I’m informing any of you who are interested about the post I wrote over on the Imagine Gnats blog yesterday. I shared a little chambray top I made for Clover from the new Happy Homemade (in English) Japanese sewing pattern book, plus some Yuwa lawn shorts, […]

Learning to teach and mother // Part 1

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I feel like I have a whole segment of life that I keep meaning to include on my blog, but it never quite makes it. Lately, unless there’s a deadline for something, I can’t seem to find/make the time to sit down and do this. So I’m making a huge life dump all in one […]