the return of sew & tell saturday!


If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I’ve been blogging awhile. in fact, it’ been almost five years! One of the things I loved most was doing my Sew & Tell Saturday link up party. Seeing what you all are up to and making, and getting to […]

Desert road trip part two. San Felipe, Baja, Mexico


After leaving the Salton Sea,¬†crossing the border at Mexicali, and two hours of crossing the empty Baja desert , we approached San Felipe. I hadn’t made any reservations, but we did bring a tent in case we found a spot to camp on the beach. We saw a sign for a campground on the road […]

Desert Road Trip: The Salton Sea


The Salton Sea. I’ve read about this modern day desert ghost town and have always been curious to see it. This past weekend I took my kids on a road trip to San Felipe in Baja, Mexico, an eight hour drive through the California desert to the Sea of Cortez on the eastern coast. But […]

Inside A 1900 Toddler Dress or Slip


I have a small collection of antique clothing and I thought I’d share a piece I recently restored with you. A circa 1900 toddler dress or slip. It’s made of an embroidered striped cotton lawn and has a cotton organdy ruffle. It was badly rust stained when I found it.I soaked it in Oxi Clean […]

A Farmhouse Funky Back Porch Party


We finished building the deck and I decided to throw a little party for my husband’s birthday. So basically, I just put a bunch of our old furniture outside on the porch, and cleaned up some pieces that were lying around the yard. I’m happy with how it turned out and I didn’t spend any […]

Butterick 4827 Medieval gown is silk


Presenting Queen Theodolinda, Queen of The Lombards Wearing a collaboration between mother and daughter.Hat designed and made by her. The dress was made by me.Pattern: Butterick 4827. A Making History pattern. Fabric: Silk re-purposed from some old curtains in my garage. Underlined with cotton flannel and trimmed with plastic pearl trim sewn into the seams.We […]

Easy Full Bust Adjustment For Princess Seams

FBA  For Princess Seam

In sewing I am always learning. That’s why I never get bored of it. And the road to learning fitting is a long one. I notice more things and little details all the time. All I have to do is try something on I made five years ago, and realize all the little things that […]

New chickens & prepping for goats!


Spring has sprung around here. Actually, it’s 93 degrees outside today, so it feels more like summer. We’ve been fixing up the place, making the chicken area bigger to welcome our new chickens as well as…..GOATS! Yes, we’ll be getting some goats next week! So my husband put in a new fence to contain them […]