• Cotton and Steel Sneak Peek
  • Nursing sketches
  • Lost and Found Halloween Costumes – take two
  • Wolf Coat
  • Strawberries + cream sweatshirt + Hawthorne
  • Raised By Wolves Sweater and Stencil Download
  • Space Minifig Shirt tutorial
  • Fanfare Flannel Riding Cape
  • Shorts On The Line – Mustang Pocket Sketchbook Shorts
  • Tee pattern mod – crew neck to lap tee tutorial + free milk stencil

Sewing To Sell – Project and Giveaway

pincushion - girl like the sea

It’s Monday morning! Are we all ready for another week of excitement leading up to Christmas? I’ve got a book review and a little project to share with you today. Virginia Lindsay, who runs the Gingercake pattern shop, has just written and published a book called Sewing To Sell, which is a conversational rundown of […]

Cotton and Steel Sneak Peek

cotton and steel animal hat - girl like the sea

I got the pleasure of being handed a few sneak peek fat quarters of the upcoming Cotton and Steel by my friend Nicole – the incredible owner of my favorite local sewing hangout Finch Sewing Studio. My little creations are proudly displayed in the shop right now! I wrote up a little blog post for […]

String Art

string art - girl lke the sea

I have a tutorial up on the Sewing Rabbit blog today for this holiday-esque string art project. I really like how it turned out! I enlisted the help of some friends for my photos since using the kids wasn’t the greatest idea. You know, nails and strings and stuff. I tell you what, I’m downright […]

Nursing sketches

ipad sketch - girl like the sea

    I don’t sketch on the iPad every night while nursing. Some nights hawthorne is too squirmy. Some I just want to read. Some I don’t have a stylus anymore because hawthorne ate the squishy little half broken and worn down stylus blob off the end of the retractable pen I was rocking for […]

Rowan Tee

rowan tee - girl like the sea

  I’ve made a lot of tee shirts for my kids. Like. A lot. So it’s exciting for me to have another solid basic pattern to use as a jumping off point. The Rowan Tee is the latest offering from the Titchy Threads shop – A pattern that goes from 6m-12years sizes and has tons […]

Lost and Found Halloween Costumes – take two

Lost and Found halloween costumes - girl like the sea

Ok, I know I already showed photos of the tandem Halloween costumes for Hawthorne and Violet, but I tried to take better ones once I had the props situation figured out. Then I make this awesomely dorky altered photo to go with it….   Hawthorne was pretty noncommittal to the whole photo shoot thing. He […]

Kids Clothes Week Penguin and Boy costumes

Lost and found costume - girl like the sea

So, I got almost zero useable shots in my quick barely dawn photo shoot with the kids. I was just snapping away for about 3 minutes and not even checking to see if anything I was getting looked ok. It’s ok though, since I want to do “real” photos of the kids in their matching […]

Wolf Coat

wolf coat DIY - girl like the sea

For my latest Sewing Rabbit tutorial, I sewed up one of the new 5&10 designs coats. But with a twist, of course. My tutorial is live on the Sewing Rabbit right now. But I took far too many pictures of my little mister, so I’ve gotta share them here! Also, I tried a new way […]

Kids Clothes Week – Day 1

rose fairy dress - girl like the sea

Technically I started Kids Clothes week – October 2014 edition – 4 days early. My husband is jetting out of town on KCW day two for a business trip and I wasn’t convinced I’d have any sewing time while he was away. Plus we’re doing Halloween on the 25th instead of the 31st so it […]

Brooklyn Patterns – Franklin Dress

Franklin dress - Girl Like The Sea

It felt like there was no time in my life to spend on pattern tours right now, but I decided to change my mind. When someone contacts me, says they spent the past 15 years working on costumes for the ballet, broadway, theatre, and circus, and they’ve just started making patterns for sale as a […]