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Garden Hack: A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings

Garden Hack: A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings

This is one of those desperation is the mother of invention moments. I recently discovered that Mr. Foxypants had thrown out my seed-starting tray “to make room in the garage.” Don’t get me started on the “WTF-buddy-throwing-away-tools?” screed. I’m still mad about it. You don’t want to hear it anyway. Since I’ve pledged to once […]

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Frock By Friday, Embellished Knit Month, Thrift Store Thursday: Kathleen Frances Never Sleeps

Frock By Friday, Embellished Knit Month, Thrift Store Thursday: Kathleen Frances Never Sleeps

Sometimes I’m dumb. I just figured out that I have been craft-stalking one person, Kathleen Frances, through multiple sewing, craft and sustainability websites. Kathleen Frances created the gorgeous blog grosgrain fabulous and is the mastermind behind a number of spectacular needle working tutorials and challenges including: Frock By Friday Embellished Knit Month Thrift Store Thursday […]

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Simplicity 5098 For My Twin Peaks-Inspired Cheongsam Blouse

Simplicity 5098 For My Twin Peaks-Inspired Cheongsam Blouse

For the record, spending all day on sewing blogs is not productive. I’m using Simplicity Pattern 5098 for my Twin Peaks cheongsam blouse for the Colette Patterns 2011 Spring Palette Challenge. I’d eventually like to make several of these shirts in pique knit to wear in lieu of a polo shirts and T-shirts for work.

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My Mini Spring Wardrobe Selections For The Colette Patterns 2011 Spring Challenge

My Mini Spring Wardrobe Selections For The Colette Patterns 2011 Spring Challenge

After much plotting and scheming, I’ve finally figured out the items I’m going to make for my mini spring wardrobe that includes: 1. The New Little Black Dress from the Uniform Project in their proprietary black fabric 2. The Left Hand Dress (Fabric to be determined–I’m looking for a print in pinks, corals, and reds) […]

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Vintage Wednesday Addams Dress Pattern a.k.a. My 2011 Spring Palette Is Also Black

Vintage Wednesday Addams Dress Pattern a.k.a. My 2011 Spring Palette Is Also Black

I’ve heard that you know that you’re officially old when you have the haircut you know you will have for the rest of your life. I’ve had the same Buster Brown haircut since I was five. I’m equally immature (cough) consistent with who I choose to emulate with my wardrobe choices. Wednesday Addams. Cruella DeVille. […]

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2011 Spring Palette Challenge Project #1: A Sustainable Dress For Everyday By The Uniform Project

2011 Spring Palette Challenge Project #1: A Sustainable Dress For Everyday By The Uniform Project

I have fetishized English boarding schools my entire life. As a kid I totally wanted to be sent away to school. Although most of the books I read about boarding school were full of murderous headmasters, edwardian poltergeists, and stale tea cookies, none of them managed to deter my preppy anglophilia. While the root of […]

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Colette Patterns’ Spring Palette Challenge!

Colette Patterns’ Spring Palette Challenge!

I just signed up for Colette Patterns’ Spring Palette Challenge, a 10 week sewing challenge for creating a miniature spring wardrobe based on my favorite spring colors. Since my 2011 personal challenge for myself is Only Handmade, the Colette challenge dovetails perfectly with my own mandate. So, even though I’m already two weeks late to […]

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