How Sewing a Sunhat Solidified a Dream

The three frustrating hours I spent stumbling through a sunhat pattern with unclear instructions and mislabeling drove home my desire to write patterns specifically for reclaimed and sentimental textiles. Careful labeling can be the difference between a finished project or one abandoned due to incorrect cutting and running out of a specific fabric. Thorough, clear instructions can be the difference between despair and joy while sewing.

Summer Days, Cicada Shells, & Baby Shoes

It may not have been the most productive morning by most measures, but it was incredibly enjoyable to see the wonder and rapt attention on the kids faces. ⁣

And it was productive in the way that observing nature always is – it teaches us about the world and ourselves in endless illustrations of life.⁣