Adventures

Vintage Patterns

After I picked up my copy of Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing, I knew I wanted to try out working with a vintage pattern.  I looked around at the local antique shops, but didn’t find any patterns in my size, so I went to the internet.  There were a lot of amazing patterns on…

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Styling the Meringue Skirt

You may remember the original meringue skirt that I made a couple months ago. It was the very first project from the Colette Sewing Handbook, and I love that it has a scalloped hem.  It’s the first and only one I’ve done so far – at least on purpose. One thing I really enjoy about…

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Jam On

I got the Jam On cookbook for Christmas, and have been waiting for the perfect time to try out a few of the recipes.  Thanks to the local FFA having their annual strawberry sale, I got the chance. I tried out two of the recipes from the book.  I started with a batch of Strawberry…

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American Girl

I recently came across an article from The Hairpin about “What Your American Girl Dolls Says About the Rest of Your Life.”  Now, we all know that these sorts of articles are just for fun, but I was amazed at how true it turned out to be for me.  My first American Girl doll was…

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A Thank You

You remember that frog quilt I made as a gift for little baby Desmond? Well, baby Desmond isn’t here yet, but he did send me a super cute thank you note care of his parents. It made all the work on that quilt worth it.  

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Things I Learned from Alton Brown

I love making food, especially this time of year.  It’s a time when vacation gives me the opportunity to spend as much of the day as I want in the kitchen, and no one complains that I want to use real butter, lard, and 11 pound bars of eating chocolate in my recipes. As you…

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Space

Space.  Not the amount of room I have to store things, but beyond the atmosphere.  It’s not something I usually don’t talk about on the blog, and perhaps I have never mentioned it.  And I should.  If for no other reason than that I love shows like Star Trek and Firefly.  But today, I wanted…

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Mail Day

Yesterday was a good mail day.  Instead of just the usual bills and junk mail, I got my order latest from Amazon.  I try not to order too much online, at least not when I can make my purchases locally.  But I had a couple things on my list that I couldn’t find at any…

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Rain

Today I got up, so excited for the day.  There isn’t anything special going on, per say, but I did finish a hacked version of my Linda Skirt last night (it’s the one I made to go with my Bombshell Bodice), and I wanted to wear it to take some photos.  You know me.  I…

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