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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … Continue reading

Baby’s first sewing project

Last night Caleb came out into the living room carrying one of his small chairs.    M: Caleb, what are you doing?    C: Mommy, I want to show you how much I love you!    M: Ok…    C: (climbing up on the chair and reaching as high as he can) I love you this much!    M: Wow, that’s a lot! I love you too. How about we put the chair back now? … Continue reading

Chartreuse & Co

Chartreuse & Co is a magical place.  Tucked away, about 3 miles off 270, just before you get to Frederick, MD, there is an older Victorian style farm house. On the property, there is a barn. Actually, there’s three barns.  And inside of those barns…oh, the treasures!  They are stuffed from the floor to the rafters with the most amazing collection of vintage items you have ever seen.  Things from your childhood, things from your mother’s childhood, things from your … Continue reading