Canvas sneakers being dyed to match a costume.

It’s been awhile…

Hello fine folks of the internet! It’s been far too long since I’ve put up new content, but as is usually the case it’s because I’ve been a busy bee in the other realms of life. A quick update (to … Read More

Late 1950s/Early 1960s Dress Patterns: McCall's 4442, 5723 and 7482.

Weekend Finds!

I promise very soon to update with more actual project realted posts, but for now here are some lovely items I picked up  at garage sales this weekend. The first real score of the day was this UNOPENED in the … Read More

Embroidered tea towel detail

Wedding Shower Gifts

My brother-in-law (if I was married) and his fiancée are getting married in the fall. Both families threw showers for the bride to be, so I made up some mostly non traditional gifts for them. Gift registries are great but … Read More

Art Nouveau panel detail. Hand painted over traced outline.

Quick Project: Art Nouveau Curtain

Here’s a little project that’s been in my head for years. Our bathroom curtains are red velveteen – an homage to the theatre, and the blank white panel behind needed a little something. Our apartment building is from 1912 so … Read More

Shoulder bone: front view detail. Paper maché over wire frames. With select ligaments.

More Props!

It’s hard to believe that the show is over this weekend. It’s been a crazy month and a half of prop making and backstage management. Here are some other things I created for this show: The fake organs were pulled … Read More

Vintage cottons for lovely summer frocks!

Recent Vintage Treasures

I’ve been busy busy working on a show, but the other day did some impromptu shopping at a place I forgot existed in an old warehouse in chinatown. I’d been there before but never fully explored the treasures to be … Read More

After: Re-covered bag ready for the stage.

Prop Making: Carpet Bag

So I’m not dead, just working on a play in a stage management/prop making capacity. Although some of the characters in the play are dead… Instead of dropping off the face of the blogosphere, I thought I’d share some of … Read More