Sew Far So Good – Learning to sew in my “spare time”

Straight out’a the gate crunched my thumb with the presser foot screw. Thought I managed to get the thread take-up lever stuck behind the face cover – when really I just needed to rotate the hand wheel forward. Always forward! Tried to use bobbins that wouldn’t wind, came with my thread kit, not my machine. But really, a little blood, sweat and tears make every new challenge all that much sweeter in the end, doesn’t it?? Nothin’ a little trucker mouth therapy, a few tears of frustration aaaand YouTube can’t solve!

Then my mom showed up and confirmed all my obligatory rookie mistakes! Thanks mom!!

So here we go, the 1st ever Toryn Threads original, bandana bibs

Plays Well With Vinyl

Bob Marley

These Songs of Freedom

Rise Against

Strung Out

D.I. – Death by Stereo – Pour Habit

So what do you think!?

Head on over to my Etsy store if you see anything you love & can’t live without!!

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Recipe For A Productive New Year

Squeezing 44 hours of work into 4 days doesn’t afford loads of time to get much else accomplished during the week. Fridays are basically my only days to get anything done regarding building my business, planning our wedding, cleaning house, or running our 90 lb fur baby, all before the weekend arrives. Prioritizing the balance of it all is the key to my sanity, as is the motivation to push through as productively as possible with daydreams of weekend rides on the Harley with my the man of my dreams and dog beach dates with my sidekick Xephyr.

Rides with my Road King

Mommy Doggy Days

2017 is going to be the best year yet, and the following is my recipe for creating it…


1 HP Laptop

1 Epson XP-830 Printer

1 GoDaddy web hosting account

1-2 Web Domains

1 Word Press account

1 Microsoft Publisher software

1 Adobe Photoshop software

1 Udemy account

1 YouTube account

1 Etsy account

1 Audible account

1 Singer Patchwork sewing machine

1 Dremel 4200

1 Studio full of random shit you’ve accumulated over decades

1 Man of your dreams

1 Best dog ever

1 Wedding Date

1 Million dreams, goals & ideas

Add optimism, creativity and patience, to taste


Find, create and demand time to study and practice your craft(s)

Document with words and pictures

Make lists for every single thing, including usernames & passwords

Create a balance, a schedule, network contacts & short and long term goals

Don’t let the man get ya down, if something is unattainable, it’s probably only temporary

Do, trust in your support network & ask for help when necessary

If all else fails, consult Google or YouTube!!