Month: March 2020

Wooden desk in the sun, red walls behind. Two computer monitors, keyboard and books and papers strewn across the desk. Sun streaming in, filtered through the large leaves of a night blooming cereus plant. Small orchid and coffee cup on desk with all the clutter.

Productivity While Working at Home in a Rapidly Changing Time

I don’t know how it’s felt for you, but for me the last few weeks have been a blur of change. I’ve been here 10 days now, physically distancing, and doing my best to balance work with my home life, my worries with my gratitude. This time hasn’t been as productive as I’ve wanted it Read More

edge stitched to mask with nose piece in place.

Pleated Style Hand-made Mask for COVID-19

(Obligatory statement: These are not meant to be a perfect replica of an N95 mask. They’re my attempt at making something useful in times of change, and my sharing it here is to help others who are interested in making masks, too. Please know that these will not take the place of careful hygiene, hand Read More

Sample Home-Sewn Mask in Light of COVID-19

(Obligatory statement: This is not a medical grade mask. It is an attempt at making something that will be useful for a trip to the grocery store. Please continue to hand wash, to social distance, and to stay home as much as possible – that’s how we’re really going to slow this thing!) So, the Read More

Fabric choices for home-sewn masks in light of COVID-19

Well, I haven’t found myself writing a tutorial in a long time. Drew got me going with researching fabrics and patterns after he came across some good information about home-sewn masks. Earlier today I posted a little experimentation done with fabrics to ensure that they can be sterilized – you can find that post below. Read More