"Live your life, do your work, then take your hat." ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Welcome to The Tangled Noggin . I am Kim Savage designer/fiber artist/seamstress. My life is crochet, knit, sewing, designing + caring for family and friends...all things I love.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Thoughts...

Holiday cheer is everywhere already! I have so many fun ideas to fill your home with cheer from there to here! I have started making holiday aprons, you can pick one up at Wild Sage with a matching dish towel, getting some little girl dresses finished up, fun stockings made, little boy bow ties and ties, along with that I have a few ideas for holiday cards! Check out some fun designs to start...

more to come... happy holidays!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Spookie Frights

Halloweenie is approaching fast!! BOO and there goes the time! ... after coming out of a sewing coma I am excited to be sharing some news about my sewing endeavors! You know those fun aprons I make and sell at Wild Sage?? Well I am going to be selling the pdf pattern soon too! Launching in November!! Also stop in Wild Sage for a fresh sewn stocking with fun fabrics to cheer up that mantel for Santa! So fun and so much more I better zip to it!

Friday, October 8, 2010

odds and ends

Hello! Time is speeding by and my poor little blog has been neglected... after a brief break I am back to it. No new pics to post {today} but..but coming soon are pics of "themed" aprons, just fun aprons made for halloweenie, thanksgiving and the holiday season and pics of christmas stockings, little boy bow ties and more! fun fun and remember to stop in to see the ladies at Wild Sage in Delmar to see and purchase in person.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

selfish acts of sewing

I have recently fallen in love with Lola Pink Fabrics and their fantastic customer service!! Last week I saw on their facebook page Heather Bailey fabric wason sale {that's what I said sale!!} so I purchased a few yards from Janet and Jennifer. The fabric came so fast I couldn't believe it! I had a few kinks in ordering but the ladies worked it out and it didn't even cause a bump in the road! So I decided to make myself s few fun things for my upcoming vacation in West Hampton Beach!! Here is what I made...

This is a fun tunic made with Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane and some frilly fun notions!! I can't wait to sport on the beach... even if it slightly reminds me of Mrs. Furly, she was a cool chick anyway!!

This is my new super comfy skirt made with more of the fantastic Nicey Jane fabrics! So easy to pull on and hang around the deck in!

Every homemaking cutie needs a new apron so here is mine! I made a custom apron for a client and decided I loved it and needed one for myself!! Made with Heather Bailey Nicey Jane!!

And lastly viola a half apron made with Amy Butler's Love fabrics. I brought this one over to the ladies at Wild Sage for sale!! At least I didn't keep everything ; )

ta ta for now...


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fun new this and thats

This little number I fashioned up for a BBQ on the 4th of July! I love it so much and think it is just darling that I decided to make it into a pattern! The top is a tunic that flares a little and is shirred on the back for a comfy fit! So fun for the 4th {and Memorial and Labor days too!} I am thinking it will be really cute in some other fun fabrics!

Below is my newest apron design {inspired by the tunic above} I really think you will feel super pretty around the kitchen in this little number! More of these to come along with new downloadable pdf patterns!!

Hope you are enjoying the lazy days of summer!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

fun lil' this and thats and 4th fun!!

Happy 4th! It is going to be a fun one around here with BBQs and pool parties all around. I am looking forward to celebrating especially because I made myself a cool 4th of July halter with this fun vintage fabric I found @ a flea market! My entire family {yes dear you too} will have it on their body some where!! ... Happy 4th!

Fun fourth pillow case dress/mama top for you and your girl! and for the griller a new non reversible full apron to chill and look pretty in while you are hosting the BBQ!

New pillow case dress/mama top just a fun look for you and your girl!

Some fun little this and thats for you and your girl... block the bright lights and sleep in with the new sleep masks in pretty fabrics! Pull back your hair in a pretty, fun and sassy hair wrap after the pool or for gardening!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Works in process

This week I have been challenging myself and developing new patterns... tunics, pillowcase dresses/shirts, skirts and dresses. I am all about running around town with my little boy in tow so I want fun, sassy, comfy clothes I can feel pretty in whether I am gardening or running my little man up to hockey. These are a few I have developed... more to come with help from my new serger {I can't believe I used to sew without one!} This week is all about more fun aprons for Wild Sage! I will post the frilly fun aprons... also if you want to choose your own fabrics stop in Wild Sage in Delmar and fill out a Customer Order form and I would love to sew it up for you ; )! ciao for now.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

vintage dress form...

I have been searching + hoping for a dress form for a while now to make fitting easier and to see how dresses and skirts fall. Dress forms are a little pricey so I decided to search for a used one. Not having high hope I stumbled upon a vintage Acme dress form, perfect + beautiful! Meet Lexi Flowers {my 4 year old son named her}...

Sunday, May 9, 2010


OK so I need a "new" project/challenge something to try and better myself so I am taking the Wardrob Re• Fashion challenge!! http://wardroberefashion.net/ I am starting it right now but officially beginning the next round on July 1 {right now I am working on my skills and if necessary will purchase an item ie. bathing suit for summertime!}. Wish me luck and check out the site it will be so fun and a real challenge! Better run gotta get out that fabulous Neechi for my market skirt today! ta ta for now.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

what I did with my neechi

This week was busy, fun but busy. My hubby was gone a lot so I was spending quality time with my little boy by day and my Neechi by night! Here's what I did... aprons!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Antique Love! Home Sewn Bliss!!

Greetings from under a mound of fabric, notions and thread! I am thrilled to announce I just inherited a beautiful Neechi BU sewing machine from one of my {many} fabulous aunts! I am so excited about it because it comes at a time when I was asked by Wild Sage Designs www.wildsagebags.com to design aprons and sell them in their fabulous store!! Thank you Kim + Danielle I am so excited about the opportunity to sew with you and just "hang" in the store... cheers and so long for now