At the end of 2019, when I decided to give knit wear sewing a real go, I started thinking about what I wear the most and picking colors and prints that would work well with the rest of my wardrobe. I've always been a layers girl. So I scoured the Pinterest boards for an indie cardigan pattern to try. I wanted functional pockets as well as design options and the indie pattern makers sure answered that call! I had it narrowed down to the Blackwood Cardigan by Helen's Closet Patterns, the Vermont Cardigan by New Horizons Designs and the Dionne Duster by Sew Altered Designs. I went with the Dionne Duster because of the pockets. Not with the pockets as they are designed in the pattern; I wasn't digging the top-stitched effect of the pocket options on most designs I saw. When looking at
Hi there, I’m Terri Ann – My background? I’m a constant dabbler in the art of craft. Over the years I have loved photography, quilting, sewing, embroidery, painting, furniture making but above all: coding & technology. Working a full time job in technology the art and craft of all my collective hobbies have been an outlet to make something with physical properties, not just something that is purely, and intangibly digital. I also love: food, dancing (preferably in lines with boots on) and going on adventures.
This blog? I’ve been blogging on and off since about 2001. Most of my old content is gone for good (trust me, that’s for the best) but this blog is where I like to document things I create or experiences I’ve had. Sometimes I’m slow to update, sometimes I don’t update at all but it’s a work in progress as I am constantly learning and balancing how different things in my life affect my well being and ability to achieve and reflect on the goals in my life. This blog, being a fascinating component of that puzzle.