A passion for (1920s) fashion

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I’ve spent my convalescence, which I am now ready to admit was from the flu, catching up on television that I’ve neglected.  Downton Abbey was first on my list and I am happy to say that it has completely revived my passion for early 1900s fashion.  I mean, just look at it: The lace! The beading! The draping! The fabrics!  I love it all.  I wish I could be more eloquent about it, but I just can’t.  All is what I love and all is all I can say. I think my passion for it started with a show I … Continue reading

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey…Stuff

I’m not generally a fangirl.  I like different  tv shows and I like different actors, but I do not usually get obsessive about them.  Dr. Who is no exception. So it might surprise you (or not), to find that it is the subject of my next super ambitious project. Remember the Spock quilt? What would you say if I told you I’m planning a series of Doctor quilts?  There’ll be 11 in all *natch*. If I enjoy the process enough, I’m considering adding some monsters and companions. I’m still tweaking and finalizing the patterns, but here’s where they start: So…you … Continue reading

Whew! Well, that happened…

If you’re anything like me, you’re sitting there wondering what the heck happened to 2012. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those people who wishes ill to the previous year or looks on the coming year with fear and disdain, but seriously, where on Earth did the time go? I didn’t put too much thought into my goals for the coming year, but I thought I should articulate a little here.  I would really, Really, REALLY like to sew more and write more.  REALLY. I think a reasonable goal for the year is the sew 52 things. I’ve … Continue reading

Can you lend a hand?

Have you heard of Kickstarter? If you haven’t, you need to check it out.  It’s where folks like us can support other folks like us by backing their projects and helping them to get off the ground. I bring this up now because I was directed to a Kickstarter for Sara at Sew Sweetness that I really want to see backed – Sara designs beautiful handbag patterns that are available for free, but she would like to start designing clothing patterns for sale.  She needs to purchase pattern drafting software to do so and that stuff is pricey.  For donating just $25 to the … Continue reading

Another Zakka Swap

This time it’s magnets! I’m as excited for this one as I was for the last one…maybe more. I made a mosaic of fabric magnets I found on flickr that I love and/or things I think would work well as magnets (that I also love, of course). I’m already considering the possibility of sets of magnets to sell in my Etsy shop! Any suggestions? Special requests? 1. hexies, 2. hexie panda, 3. Little Mushroom Fridge Magnet, 4. VW Bug Sewing Buttons, 5. Felt Cookies, 6. itty bitty quilt block magnets, 7. Little Bird Fridge Magnet, 8. Tara, the magnets, 9. little … Continue reading