Author Archives: Javie

About Javie

I am a scientist by training but an artist at heart. Currently going to grad school for more 'practical' training. I love to sew, cook and craft so this is my journal of my more artistic experiments.

Belated Thanks and Other Random Musings…..

I realize that it’s been awhile since my last post. Life has been crazy and sadly I haven’t had as much time to sew or photograph my projects. Our computer has also contributed to my headaches lately. I have spent way too … Continue reading

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Still Looking for Alternatives to Google Reader…….

Since I found out Google Reader is going away in July (Wah!!!) I have looked into other readers. I had around 100+ blogs that I was checking regularly with Google Reader but now I am a bit behind on my blog … Continue reading

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Silk Origami-Inspired Purse

I have always been fascinated with origami. I have also wondered if I could simulate this art in fabric. As a result, I am very happy with the outcome of one of my recent fabric folding experiments. I made this silk origami-inspired … Continue reading

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And the Winner is …… Patrones Giveaway Winner!

Hola, mis amigas y hermanas costureras, Quiero anunciar la ganadora del premio del sorteo de la revista Patrones. Gracias a todas las que comentaron en mi blog. Yo quisiera darles una revista a cada una, pero, solo tengo una edición. Para seleccionar la ganadora, puse todos los nombres en mi mágico cesto de coser, y escogí un boleto al azar. ¡Felicidades a Maryall! El blog de … Continue reading

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Missoni Draped Ballerina Top

I won this lovely black wool crepe fabric in Rhonda’s giveaway last month. I was hoping to make something with it for the Sew Grateful projects day but I am a hopelessly slow sewist and I didn’t have a suitable project for it. In … Continue reading

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Sew Grateful Reflections

Debi of My Happy Sewing Place proposed the following theme for today: “As part of Sew Grateful Week, today is all about reflection. Reflecting on what role sewing has played in our lives, reflecting on those who have been supportive in … Continue reading

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Patrones Giveaway for Sew Grateful Week!

Hello 2013! Debi from My Happy Sewing Place is hosting a Sew Grateful Week and I am excited to be a part of it. I have been blogging for about a year now and I originally intended the blog to … Continue reading

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Vintage Inspiration in Berkeley

Last month, I took a day trip to Silicon Valley California. There wasn’t much time for shopping but I did stop by the bohemian town of Berkeley to check out this shop: Stone Mountain and Daughters is an awesome fabric shop! When you first … Continue reading

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Patterns and Postcards in the Mail Part 2

I have been behind on blogging lately. The past few weeks been crazy and all my time has been spent helping out family. And it’s not getting any easier because now Christmas is coming up. I am tempted to leave the country for a few weeks … Continue reading

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Domestic Goddess Apron

Check out my latest domestic goddess creation! I was inspired by Tj’s Apron-o-rama and impulsively decided Sunday evening to join in the fun. Karen at Did You Make That? was hosting an Apron-a-long and it instantly appealed to me. I was just … Continue reading

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