Category Archives: Crafts

Vintage Western Inspired Halloween

This year I decided to construct a costume inspired by the lovely and talented Pasty Cline. I love her bold use of fringe and rhinestone encrusted appliqu├ęs. I picked up some silver glitter fringe, piping, and 5 packages of rhinestones … Continue reading

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‘This Attractive Affair’ via A Stitch in Time Vol 2

Started this pullover in September and it is finally complete! ‘This Attractive Affair’ is a knitting pattern from the 1930’s collection of Susan Crawford’s A Stitch in Time Volume 2. I received the book last March for my birthday. Flipping … Continue reading

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Complete! New Look 6587

When I pulled this light weight, printed cotton out of my fabric stash a few weeks ago I thought it would look great as a classic shirtwaist dress. So I grabbed New Look Pattern 6587 and went to work. I … Continue reading

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Frilly Purple Apron (Butterick 5302)

This summer I am on a stash busting mission! I have all of this great fabric boxed up in my closet that desperately needs to be transformed into something useful. After deciding it was high time I made the retro … Continue reading

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Completed – Striped Sweater and a fun little critter

Haven’t been sewing much lately. Instead I have been knitting! I got this vinatge knitting pattern off of the blog Molly Made. After reading through the pattern I decided to attempt to knit my fist sweater. It took me a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy 2013!

Chris, Pinto and I drove down to Carlsbad to spend Christmas with my family. (wearing the holiday dress I made) Pinto in his festive collar (gift from Chris’s mom). He was a good sport and wore it most of the … Continue reading

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Finally, Haloween 2012!

I have been busy finishing up getting the costumes ready for the University of San Francisco’s Fall Dance Concert (opening next week!). In the midst of that and working Halloween at a craft/fabric store things have been a little crazy. … Continue reading

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