Quick Spring Tote

As the weather is finally improving here, I wanted to do some instant gratification projects in the ongoing attempt to whittle down the fabric stash. As many tote bags as I have made/aquired, there always seems to be need for … Read More

Me Project: Business Card Holder

This is another project I’ve been meaning to make for myself for awhile. I used to keep my business cards in my wallet, but that makes it unnecessarily full. Plus, things tend to get shuffled around more and the cards … Read More

Lost & Found: Embroidered Tea Towels

As much as it can be difficult to start a major organizing stint, one of the best rewards is rediscovering things. I had actually been thinking about these long lost tea towels recently. For the life of me I could … Read More

My Library: The Little Book of Schiaparelli

This is a relatively recent addition to my collection of fashion history books. I’ve been aware of Elsa Schiaparelli’s work for some time, but recently started to do more in depth research about her career as a fashion innovator. This … Read More

Home: Atomic Print Placemats

The Boy and I recently traded in our kitschy pink top 50s dining table for a proper grown up teak number with matching chairs. It is lovely but I live in constant fear of damaging it… So time for some … Read More

Thrift Store Lovelies II

Another quick post to share some fun finds! The shoulder pads are hard to date – the woman on the front looks like she’s from the 1940s, but often packaging remains constant – still interesting though. Wide belting – I … Read More

The Collection: New Arrivals!

Exciting times when new patterns arrive in the mail! I took advantage of a recent sale and ordered 3 dress patterns online. Two of them are reproductions of vintage models and one is a Gertie’s design – vintage inspired. Unfortunately, … Read More

The Collection: Patterns to Make

I recently re-organized my pattern stash after aquiring a pile of new (old) ones. I decided that the vintage box was getting far too packed and so decided to separate them into 1940s-Early 1960s, and mid 1960s-1980s. Of course this … Read More