Monthly Archives: January 2016

I hate Clothes Challenge: One Year Later

Fall days when a brisk walk through nippy air can be balanced by a  warm cup of tea drunk while snuggled under a handmade quilt near a roaring fire are my happy place.  Those walks are less pleasant in a sleeveless shirt or wrapped in a quilt, so … Continue reading

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Leading up to the holidays was all getting one more thing done just in time.  It was all anticipation for the kids.  I didn’t get excited until everything was ready and I knew my family would be opening presents in … Continue reading

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Hello Again Old Friend

Are you enjoying the post holiday  lack of crazy as much as I am?  More clothes are probably in order as short-sleeved tops have been too much a feature of my wardrobe, but I’m enjoying some creative freedom.  Last week I did (simple) … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Embroidered Linens Kits

The thrill of the thrift store is hard to beat.   You enter not knowing if there will be anything for you.  On our trips we most often leave with a couple of matchbox cars or something to add to the … Continue reading

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Seeing Double

Violette Field Threads deserves one more rave.  Now they have given their fans the opportunity to support a good cause and free patterns to help.  Their Give Hope Campaign seeks to provided 130 orphans with pretty clothes to wear.  They ask … Continue reading

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Drapey Dreams vs. Washi Reality

Did you catch this fabric in my post on swatch organization?  It’s fabulous.  It’s a really drapey fluid midweight jersey that has a lot of shine to it as it moves.  It will be a holiday dress.  It deserves to … Continue reading

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Northern Lights Crocheted Cape

My texture loving baby girl can’t pass  an  afghan.  Now she’ll have one to wear.  O picked out the shimmery multi-colored yarn for me as a birthday gift last year. It’s from a local vendor and was a part of … Continue reading

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