A Creative Roundup!

Hi Everyone!

I hope your February was a good one.

As we round out this month I am pleased to report that my sewing machine was definitely busy in February and my creative mind that never sleeps was also engaged! lol ๐Ÿ˜

My website went live!

Amshina.ca is now live! Yes! You read correctly. I finally got around to finishing up my website. It was a labour of love and thanks to the hubs we made it happen. At some point you have to let the daydream go and just put it out there.


My pieces can now be found directly on my etsyshop and now my own website Amshina.ca. I can’t wait to add the made-to-order section of my website where you can customize my patterns based on my fabric inventory. How cool is that? I think there are a few of you that can’t wait to get a glimpse of what’s all in the stash. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hang in there, it is coming!

Minerva Makes and Pattern Testing

Through my blog and pattern testing collaboration, I had the opportunity to create some amazing pieces and to test one pattern before it’s launch. Here are a few of my favs in case you missed them over on my Instagram. I post there weekly so feel free to follow @amshina for weekly updates. Full detailed descriptions on my Minerva Makes are found on my maker page there. Check out all my Minerva makes here.

Among the creative explosion in February I made my first men’s button down shirt for the hubs. This was actually made in January for his birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚ We really enjoyed using the creative stitching on the sewing machine to add some design elements to the simple bowling shirt pattern.

I was feeling generous in prolonging the birthday celebration so I made a self drafted sweater using another gorgeous knit from Minerva. He absolutely loved these two pieces.

Self Drafted Men’s Sweater

My first pattern testing this year was on the Fibremood Alix skirt pattern. This pattern launched in February and I had the pleasure of working with this pattern. By now you can tell I am getting a hang of the buttons thing. I have made quite a few buttoned garments in the past few months. What made this skirt extra special was being able to make it with this African wax print fabric I had in my stash. It was a perfect pairing in my opinion and since we are celebrating Black History this month, it was a timely piece of fashion.

Well, I hope that this blogpost finds you well and you are still hanging in there with everything that is happening in the world. ๐Ÿ™‚ It really is about one day at a time.

Hopefully these makes cheer you up or brighten your screens as you read of my sewing adventures and perhaps some creative inspiration if you are a creative too.

Here’s to March! I have plans no doubt and I can’t wait to share those with you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am excited to share with you some spring wardrobe ideas especially if you are working from home. The new lounge and work wear is definitely chic!



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