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    Kidnapped by deer!

    I only have deer pictures to share with all of you… I’m still getting back into making new clothes in my permanent studio (also busy choosing new, quality furniture for it) and recovering from a carpal tunnel flare up.  Apparently I needed to rest more than I realized.  In the meantime, I thought you might […]

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deer face

Kidnapped by deer!

I only have deer pictures to share with all of you… I’m still getting back into making new clothes in my permanent studio (also busy choosing new, quality furniture for it) and recovering from a carpal tunnel flare up.  Apparently I needed to rest more than I realized.  In the meantime, I thought you might […]

School of Moxie moves house

Settling Down

I have moved!  OMG, I bought a house!!  <– That thought *still* runs through my head, pretty much all the time.  While most peeps were enjoying Labor Day BBQs, I was finishing my move with my movers and unpacked more than half my house.  I lost almost five pounds from lifting and shifting stuff for […]

School of Moxie Buddha in a tree

Pause

One more week of craziness… I can do this!  Mr. Giles and I are inching closer to finalizing our move into the new Moxie HQ.  It’s exciting to see how everything is coming together, but definitely tiring.  A certain pair of furry pants thinks it’s just another excuse for a nap. I mean, really.  Look […]

School of Moxie HQ

What Lies Beneath

Beneath my feet is the floor… turns out it’s, like, SUPER important to me.  I knew when I bought my house that I wanted to rip out every last bit of carpet and initially I thought I would get some laminate or engineered wood flooring installed.  Fast forward to the quote presented by a major […]

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Beginner Addendum

I knew I would forget something for Kellie’s posts.  I knew it!!  Good thing it’s my blog and I can post whenever I want (ha!). Books. The day that I posted the beginner resources, my new (signed! squee!) copy of Tilly Walnes’ book arrived direct from the U.K. Now that I have been able to […]

Library Tote #2

Beginner Interwebs

Alright, Kellie!  Here’s the third post in your series…  The first was about beginner sewing basics and the second was about how to read a pattern.  This time around, we’re talking about sewing resources and if you haven’t already discovered this, the Internet a POWERFUL thing.  I mentioned in one of the previous posts in […]

raccon coasters by School of Moxie

Playing With Raccoons

I’ve been dropping hints around here about my Etsy store… I’m still getting the un-fun parts set up (sales tax license is decidedly not fun), but in the meantime, I’ll tease you all with a recent project.  One of my fellow librarians found some ultra-odd raccoon print cotton  that had been cut into quilting squares.  […]

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Two Hops

This weekend I got to continue my birthday celebrations by visiting a couple of sewing stores high on my list in the Austin area.  The Austin Shop Hop was the perfect excuse!  I started at Stitch Lab and I was so excited to finally see the labs in all their glory.  Firstly, I have to […]

My new house!

No. 35

This year for my birthday, I bought a house.  For reals.  I didn’t set out with a plan to close on my house on my birthday, but I did!  This is HUGE and I’m so excited about it!!  But I’m also incredibly drained… buying a house has to be one of the most stressful things […]

How to read a pattern the envelope back

How to Read a Pattern

One of Kellie’s biggest questions was, “How do I learn to read a pattern?”  It’s actually quite simple… deceptively simple. Here is the magic formula: Follow the pattern instructions… in order. (hahahaha!  #cheeky) In all seriousness, however, the very first thing you need to read is the pattern envelope and the reason this is so […]