sew and tell saturday


If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Hello everyone! I want to thank those of you who linked up last week at the return of my sewing only link party. I enjoyed checking out your work! This week I’ve been swamped working on costumes for the school […]

the return of sew & tell saturday!


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 know other sewing bloggers. I miss that sense of community and it’s how I met […]

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 cheap sewing notions and hardware source: Thrifted garments


I live about twenty miles from the nearest fabric and sewing supplies shop, which only sell boring ho hum notions. If I want really unique and interesting notions or bag hardware, I can drive sixty miles to downtown LA and find some amazing stuff. Or I can wait for Wednesdays when my thrift shop has […]

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 […]