Old Gysy Photos &#..

Gypsy at Ellis Island

Whatever your feelings regarding Romani or Gypsy people may or may not be, there is no doubt that over the years they have been a big influence on design.  Their nomadic lifestyle, tendency to live outside of society’s rules, and traditions of dance and music, inspire designers, artists, and musicians.  In this post, I’ll share […]

DIY Side Stripe Bo..


 I saw some ‘boyfriend’ jeans with a side stripe sort of like these……but I wasn’t so crazy about those huge holes. Maybe if I was 18 I would wear them. But not at my age. Luckily knowing how to sew means you can interpret trends to fit your own style and also be appropriate to […]

Fruits Of The Spir..

Fruits Of The Spirit Blackboard Printable

Today is Good Friday. I will be taking a few days off from blogging to observe the rest of Holy Week but I thought I would leave you with a free printable I made. The Seven Fruits Of The Spirit. You can right click to save to your computer. Happy Easter !

1890′s Costu..

Simplicity 2207 & Butterick 5970

I am done with The Seagull! It was a lot of work and now I am taking a little rest from my sewing machine. Today I’m sharing photos of the costumes I actually sewed. There were many others that I took in , dyed, and styled for the play. I want to thank my dad […]

Costume Designers ..

Costume Design Tips

Hello readers! Today is the LAST day I’m working on the costumes for The Seagull, the 1890′s play I have been making costumes for. Tonight is the photo shoot so I will have photos to post next week. I thought I would share some of the things I have learned over the last couple of […]

Striped Sneakers W..

Srtiepd sneaker with #RitDye

I have been experimenting with dye this week, and made these fun striped sneakers. I painted the dye onto the shoes straight out of the bottle. I like the effect of the watercolor like stripes. You probably have noticed the I LOVE anything with stripes on it!I bought some white sneakers. They are about seven […]

Sew & Tell Sa..


Hi everyone! Welcome back to Sew & Tell Saturday! I’d love to have a chat about your opinions of linky parties in general. A lot of bloggers have stopped doing them and some people think that with the advent of Instagram and other social media, they are not as “happening” as they used to be. […]

Create Radiant Orc..

Create Radiant Orchid Dye

You’ve probably heard that Radiant Orchid is the Pantone color of the year for 2014. I have yet to find Radiant Orchid available in clothing dye. So I mixed my own. Here is how to do it: 4 teaspoons RIT Rose Pink dye 1/4 teaspoon RIT Purple dye You can add more or less water […]

Leather and fake f..

Leather & fake flower headband

  My daughter wanted a flower crown headband. I tried to tell her I already made one back in September when they first came out, and that she should just wear that one. Plus, it took me a long time to make. But she wanted it to look like the kind she sees in the […]

The Return Of Sew ..


Over a year ago, I quit doing my link up party. I got busy with other things and I decided to let it go. But the truth is, I really miss the sense of community doing it engendered. I made lots of blog friends when I was doing it. I’d try to stop by each […]