sewing: blue ridge top

Heyyyy.  Long time, right?  Let’s dive right back into things, shall we, and show some pattern testing from June.  It’s September after all, so I’m sure this will be completely helpful to everyone.

Blue Ridge Pattern Test / Adirondack Inspired Continue Reading

sewing: bath and bedtime

DSC_0083Oh bedtime…that most blissful of times.  Soak the kids in the tub, letting the warm water calm their bodies and soothe away any troubles from the day.  Then gently wrap them in towels to cuddle on the couch and read a story or two before tucking them in, kissing foreheads and chubby cheeks, letting them drift off to sleep.  Ha.  Hahahaha.  Riiight… Continue Reading

sewing: antalya dress by willow & co.

antayla1_11Theme sewing doesn’t typically happen around here.  Not because my girls wouldn’t want some pink dresses on Valentine’s Day or whatnot, but I’m usually not quite that on top of things.  But I signed up to tour around with Willow & Co and sew the Antalya Dress, and I bought this cheery red white and blue ginghamy type fabric over a year ago in the red tag section of Jo Anns, and what d’ya know, we have a perfectly festive Memorial Day dress for the parades this weekend. Continue Reading

selfish sewing week 2015

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Adirondack Inspired–selfishly sewing since 2013


I’m participating in Selfish Sewing Week 2015 over on Imagine Gnats. Check it out!  And check out the list of other SSW contributors below!

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sewing: striped out and about dress

Out and About Dress Pattern Sewn by Adirondack InspiredThis is a catch-up post, since I made this dress to wear to Thanksgiving dinner.  I am at the point of my Handmade Wardrobe journey where I am making items on an as-needed basis.  As in, I needed a dress to wear to Thanksgiving.   Continue Reading



Dear Conner,

Yesterday was your birthday. You came down the stairs to a busy house and when we turned to exclaim ‘Happy Birthday!’ you were stumbling around like a hot mess and desperate for a drink of water. Daddy got it for you, and before I could express the thought that maybe you were sick (a classmate of yours had been throwing up the night before) you threw up all over the landing. Continue Reading

sewing: upcycled bedskirt shirt

Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids / adirondack inspiredWhen I was pregnant with my firstborn, I bought a Waverly bedding set for the crib.  It’s pretty much all I did, there wasn’t a lot of decorating going on.  It was pre-pinterest after all.  (I didn’t even read blogs yet…)  BUT, I loved that bedding.  There were two bedskirts, a floral one that I already upcycled into a quilt (here), and one with eyelet lace that I refashioned like so…! Continue Reading

adirondack life: winter walks

winterwalk68After a few days of too much…  too much sickness, too much eating, too much playing, too much skiing (depending on who you were) and not enough sleep for anyone, we went for a walk.  The kids didn’t really want to go, and I didn’t really want to go (I wanted to go skiing), but like usual once we were out there things just… got better. Continue Reading