Over the summer a friend sparked joy when she agreed I should spend a month making hats just for fun. Every time I organize my patterns I wish I could visit them fully. Since January 15th is national hat day, January seemed like a fitting time and opportunity to get my hands on the patterns […]
This challenge was inspired during walks to local coffee shops and thrift stores with my friend Samantha, owner of Riley Street Photography! I hope you will join us!
The ReFabrication Challenge
To help spark creativity and fun you are invited to join in on our monthly ReFabrication Challenge. The idea is to use listed […]
Without a doubt figuring out pricing on finished work can be one of the hardest things for artists, crafters or makers of any creative kind. How do you put on price on something you love to make or do? The confusion is real! I hope you enjoy what I have to say about pricing.
Piping is one of the easiest techniques to learn that can make your garments and home decor really pop! Piping makes everything look professional. Today, I share how easy it is and how I made these beautiful pillows.
I made a muslin first because it bothers me […]
Full disclosure ~ I have made this family recipe many times with great success. This time, I decided to leave out the extra cup of sugar and corn starch in the glaze due to the fact that Jello already has a lot of sugar. Huge mistake! It did not work out at all. The glaze […]
Never discount the simple sheet, tablecloths, curtains and fine linens for dresses. In 2009 I made a series of dresses from sheets and tablecloths to prove I did not have to spend big money to make beautiful things. Today all of those dresses have sold.
Sheets are great to practice and play designer with. Unless you […]
I was already dreaming of going on an adventure when this pattern popped into my hands. I fell in love with what looks to be a very young Liz Taylor on the cover. Famous 1950s designer, Pauline Trigere, makes a gorgeous dress and I knew I had found the perfect way to fill some spare […]
Would you believe this blog post originally came out in 2014 with only these three terrible sentences?
This dress was made with a fabric remnant from my days of working at Hancock Fabric and an old table runner my mother gave to me. My favorite part of the dress was the butterfly collar. The total cost of […]