Stephanie from makesthethings & Native Clutter and I have declared April to be Moss Making Month!
We are planning on making as many Moss skirts as we possibly can in one month to get ready for summer.
I might end up wearing Mosses, slouchy shirts, and sandals aaaaalllllllllllll summer long. I need to be ready!
You can see sneak peaks all month long on our Instagram accounts, too (look up #mossmakingmonth and #ssmmm to follow our progress):
Sara’s Instagram Stephanie’s Instagram
Stephanie will even be diving into making a leather Moss! I’m super excited to see it!
Join us, if you want! Even one Moss is enough!
Grab your copy of the Moss skirt PDF pattern from Grainline Studio and let’s get this party started!
top ◊ tiny pocket tank ◊ grainline studio
fabric ◊ thrifted vintage neon floral that I’ve been hoarding
scarf/shawl/sharf ◊ damson ◊ Ysolda
yarn ◊ Malabrigo sock yarn ◊ color 851 Turner
So, I’ve tried both the Tiny Pocket Tank by grainline and the Wiksten Tank.
I prefer the Tiny Pocket Tank, honestly. It is more fitted and less flowy and it just works with my body better. I’ll get pics of my Wiksten tank up soon and do a comparison.
I got this fabric at the ARC a while back. I’ve been obsessed with it ever since but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. There was barely enough fabric for this tank. I used some pre-made bias tape for the arms and neckline. I also used French seams on the sides and, for some reason, decided to do flat-felled on the shoulders. I’m kind of shocked that the neon flowers look OK with my olive green sweater. But, the leaves are the same color as the sweater.
I moved the bust darts down an inch, but I think it might need to go back up 1/2 an inch or so. I have plans to make this in a black silk with large dots. I’m probably going to make a few so that I have lots of things to wear to work. It’s perfect under a cardigan.
Strawberries were on sale this week, so I made strawberry jam for the first time ever.
I didn’t follow a recipe. I just sort of winged it. My plan was to use it as filling for a cake, so I knew I wasn’t going to can it.
I used 2lbs of strawberries, maybe 1/2 cup of sugar, a 1/2 cup of lemon juice, and a splash of orange blossom water. Seriously, orange blossom water is my secret ingredient. I’ve been finding more and more ways to sneak it into recipes and I LOVE IT. Back to the jam. I threw all of that in a big pot and just let it cook down until it was the right thickness. Be careful though, it’s easy to burn if the heat is too high. It’ll also boil over really quickly when the heat is too high. And sugary syrup is a pain to clean up. I know from experience.
This jam was so fast and easy and yummy I found myself thinking “why don’t I do this more often?” We use jam and jelly regularly. I might just start making a small batch a few times a month.