There is a lovely second-hand store on the corner of the same block as my office. It is perfectly situated for window-shopping. Literally. It's right on the corner, with big windows that run the length of both street-facing sides. The owner makes wonderful use of said windows, changing out the items on the shelves that … Continue reading The Thrift Store Is Calling and I Must Go
This year is shaping up to be another Year of Travel. I'll be heading to Minnesota in a week to present at the Native American Literature Symposium, followed by a trip to Williamsburg in April for RavenCon (I'm a guest!), traveling to Albuquerque for a work meeting in early May, a week-long trip to Hawaii … Continue reading A-Traveling We Will Go
A couple of weeks ago, as I was trying to wrestle my clean-and-folded laundry back into my drawers, I decided I needed to go through all my drawers again and clear out the clothes that never see the light of day. I generally try to reassess at least once a year, and will trot down … Continue reading It’s Never “Just Clothing”
I've been doing a pretty good job of keeping on top of my "To Make" list for Handmade Christmas this year. As previously mentioned, I've managed to knock out most of the really big items (phew!) and have been working on the ones that take a lot less time and effort for me (read: anything … Continue reading We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program
I've been chipping away at my "to make" list for Handmade Christmas, and I'm happy to say that I've finished five items, and have five more solidly in the "in progress" column. The best part of the in progress tasks? Two of them are sewing crafts, which tends to be the easiest for me to … Continue reading Making Progress
A wrap dress, that is. I bought the Cashmerette Appleton dress pattern a few months ago, and knocked the first one out over the course of a single evening, using a very lightweight cotton jersey with a large-scale floral print splashed across it. I didn't have to make a single alteration to the pattern, which definitely … Continue reading That’s A Wrap!
...two things I don't typically wear. I mean, I wear green, but not seafoam green. I don't know many people who do, outside of Miami Vice re-runs and kitschy Florida restaurants. But that is where I find myself with today's make. This was my first item for Tribute Month, and my second installment of the Cashemerette … Continue reading Seafoam and flamingos