Well, hopefully most everyone has gotten our Christmas Card this year, so here it is: Hopefully the cover isn’t too confusing and people get it when they read the quote inside from Charles Dickens.  Too obscure?? The textures on the […]

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Well, it is cold here.  That dang Polar Vortex hit earlier this year, but right now it feels like April.  A brief reprieve for the bone chilling cold that is sure to come back soon. Thus…warm scarves! I made them […]

There was another call for pattern testing that looked like something I might like to wear, so I held my hand up.  There were a few issues with the bodice, but she got it figured out with help from the […]


Anya is back into gymnastics, and it is time to make her a new leotard or two…or three.  I still use the same basic leo pattern that I have used in the past, which is Kwik Sew 2679.  I have […]

Sally from Daisy Chain Creations and Sew Cool for the Tween Scene asked me to participate in this blog hop, so here goes! What am I working on: I always have something on my sewing table, and I tend to […]


When I drew this design up, it was supposed to be the wings on a Phoenix.  Or the tail.  I forget.  I drew it at some point last fall (as in over a year ago, fall) when I was watching […]

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If you follow my blog, you know that I made Anya an Elsa costume in April for a Wizard World comic convention.  She was a hit at the convention, with much pictures taken of her with little girls and other cosplayers. […]


Apparently, I was in a grey mood when I bought these fabrics!  Serendipity, as less than 48 hours later we got our first snowfall and the skies were a leaden grey for days. I guess winter has arrived. I went […]

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In the spring, I received a prize for participating in Skirt Fixation’s Adult Create Contest.  I got 4th place, and they selected a very personalized gift for me.  A gift certificate to Spoonflower.  Perfect!  I knew I wanted to create […]

My computer where all my pictures reside is currently thoroughly infected with a/some viruses.  Not sure how that happened, but I have accidentally clicked on some shady Pinterest and Facebook links.  It must have happened through one of those venues. […]


It was time for our annual family pictures.  This time we got all dressed up smartly, and drove downtown to the government center.  Anya’s outfit is the one I made her from Stylo, I made my skirt and shirt and […]


Today I am posting the black and white Stylo outfit, which is all Oliver + S patterns (donated by them for the magazine contributors). I used the following patterns: Black and silver stripe top – O & S Sailboat Top Metallic black and […]

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