Wait, wait, wait... Wrong fandom. I'm not heading off to the Hunger Games. That's the theme of the August challenge from the Sewcialists blog. (Tribute, not Hunger Games) The Sewcialists are a gathering of sewists** who talk about sewing on social media. It's as simple as that. **I know that word sounds wonky and made … Continue reading I Volunteer as Tribute!
I don't remember exactly when or how I first stumbled upon The Dreamstress website, run by Leimomi Oakes, but I do know it was the happiest moment in my sewing blog searching. Leimomi, a textile and fashion historian runs one of the best resources for historic costuming and textiles. There's a glossary of terms, in … Continue reading Historic Sew Monthly
The past month and a half have been a tad difficult for the family. As I've said before, Fall is a reminder of the natural ebb and flow of life, and the way we weather seasonal changes is often symbolic of how we deal with the ups and downs of life in general. There has … Continue reading Bluebirds of Happiness
When I started blogging (two years ago! Still can't believe it!), I hunted around a bit for other, similar blogs. I was looking for writings out in the great wide world of the interwebs that dealt with costumes and sewing and all the other manner of sub-topics I like to write about here. The idea … Continue reading The perils of blogging (or, “Meg’s a creepy creeper”)
Kowl's head is coming along well. I have now finished the foam-sculpting part of the project, and have moved on to covering it and adding the features. I've kind of explained how I made the head, though I know I could've done a much better job. A friend of mine (hey Liz!) has asked about resources … Continue reading A Good Head on My Shoulders
The day started early with a call from my sister, who happened to be at work. The original plan for today - as long as the weather stayed at the "light mist" level and not "healthy rain" or "torrential downpour" - was to bundle everyone's kids in layers of ren-festy clothing, throw them in the car and head out to Celtic Weekend at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.
I work in a student-centered office. We're basically here to serve them (to a certain extent...I'm not their maid, and I've told some of them as much in the past) with a variety of programs. However, since most students tend to skip off to wherever they call home or travel to vacation spots over the … Continue reading Just another summer workday