The Friday Five

I am starting a new, recurring series here at Sewing for Peanuts. Each Friday I’m going to be posting about five somethings. It could be patterns, fabrics, recipes, just whatever strikes my fancy.

This week I’ve been thinking about the things we don’t want to do. How hesitant we as seamstresses are to learn a new technique. I’ve heard so many people say, “Oh that pattern is lovely but I don’t know how to do X.”

So, no more excuses. Picture1 Continue reading


Under the Sea


I’ve mentioned before that we love the Little Mermaid around our house. What I have not mentioned is that Maggie believes in her heart of hearts that she is a mermaid. She has no fear of water and thinks she can swim (she cannot, it is terrifying.) I really think if we took her to the beach she would find a seagull and carry out a conversation. Something about Ariel speaks to her soul and in honor of that we are having a mermaid summer.  Continue reading


Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?


We love princess movies around here. All of the best princess movies came out when I was growing up and it is so fun to share them with Maggie and enjoy them all over again. One of our favorites is The Little Mermaid. Maggie thinks she is a mermaid (despite the fact that she cannot swim yet.)  Continue reading