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Excuse me while I step onto my soapbox… Last Saturday was the 16th Bra Making with Madalynne workshop. Sixteen, woot woot! It was a ‘Continental’ Class with folks traveling from Virginia, Florida, Texas and California to attend. I’m blushing 🙂 Stepping off my soap box now… At the beginning of the day, students are usually quiet. …
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Hi friends, I am excited to share with you my most recent finish – the Boho Stacked Quilt! My friend Mathew – or as some of you know him Mister Domestic – asked if I would like to join in […]read more
I have been a busy bee with family and friends, food, deconstruction and sewing.
Here is my new Koos jacket, V1277…
as were the rest of the fabrics. I was able to use a fun silver trim from Paris for the bias sleeve seam.
Here it is on Ethyl, my dress form , where you can get a better idea of the fabrics I chose.
It’s hard to believe I forgot about it, and I will be building my wardrobe for an upcoming trip to London and Scotland around this coat.
Maggie and David came up for a few days last week, and were joined by some friends of theirs from Las Vegas. There was the usual amount of companionable cooking in the kitchen…
This was a tasty barley and vegetable bowl, topped by expertly poached eggs
THIS gorgeous arrangement was a surprise from SIL David. Among the orchids and roses are half a dozen highly fragrant lilies…Over a week later, they are still perfuming the dining room! Thanks, David! You know how to impress your MIL!!!
We enjoyed their visit…we took a picnic lunch up the mountain one day, flew their friends’s drone.
The deconstuction I mentioned is the frightening amount of work we are having done for a serious termite infestation. Among other things, our very large deck has to be replaced, and while they were working, they found some dry rot…
It actually makes a lovely abstract painting, but it has to be repaired…😟
I was honored to be the subject of an article in our local paper recently…
Then he goes to sleep…
One last picture before I go to roast a chicken for dinner…
Dave came in from collecting the eggs the other afternoon and showed me this…it must be a first attempt by one of our new hens. Back to the drawing board, Henny-Penny!
I am traveling over to Patti’s Visible Monday today…come admire the Visible
Like the Nancy Dress I just posted, this top has become another wardrobe favourite. It came as a bit of a surprise to me as this drop shouldered, loose fit isn’t one I naturally gravitate towards. I had in my head that this shape probably wouldn’t be a…read more
In 2015 and 2016, I made some cotton/linen tea towels for my December Open House. They featured fabric designs of my very own. An Editor – Marykate Despres – from Edible Pioneer Valley Magazine came to the Open House. Through that contact, I am thrille…read more
Hiya. I’m aware that this is the third post in a row about a TATB pattern, but what can I say? I dig her style, even though her patterns don’t always work out for me (Francoise and Bettine, I’m looking at you). The Rosa pattern was a gift from my sister-in-law for Christmas, and the […]read more
Last week I got an email from a blog reader named Heather who asked: For many years I have wanted to start my own craft business (specifically sewn goods), however as I have been thinking through what goes into producing each item I’ve come to the conclusion that purchasing fabric wholesale would be the only…read more
These box pleat skirts are seriously my favorites. I will be making a tutorial soon. I just need to find another fabric perfect for one. The fabric is a brocade that I used a while ago when I made a pencil-dress. The best part about this skirt is that, like Sam’s, IT HAS POCKETS! You…read more
This was my high school concert band dress. I loved this thing, but ever since high school I have only worn it once and that was in college when I was stuck in the basic concert band for a semester instead of my Major which was jazz. This dress has soo many amazing memories and…read more
I first saw and fell in love with mono wire bras last May when I co-hosted a Bra Making with Madalynne workshop with The New Craft House in London. The timing was really fortuitous. When I was visiting, there was a lingerie exhibit at The V&A, Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. Truly amazing. I was on …read more
Everyone meet Sam! She is my first friend that I made when we moved out to New Jersey last year. We worked together and she really loved some of my clothes, so for Christmas I decided to make her a custom-one-of-a-kind skirt! The fabric is from mood, it is a coral quilted cotton. I made…read more