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Staycation: Tips and Tricks!

Staycation: Tips and Tricks!

Staying close to home this summer? Yeh… me too. (Sigh) But, that doesn’t mean I can’t find creative ways to stay crafty AND give myself a little mental vacation! Here are some of my staycation ideas so far! Let me know how you plan to […]

Retro Red, White, and Blue!

Retro Red, White, and Blue!

Happy almost 4th of July! Although this year’s celebration will be different from usual, that doesn’t mean I can’t dress up for it! 😉 Accordingly, I went through my closet to find accessories and vintagey clothing to fit the red, white, and blue theme! The […]

DIY Cherry Tshirt (with Homemade Stamp!)

DIY Cherry Tshirt (with Homemade Stamp!)

This is one of my all-time favorite craft projects for summer! A simple DIY stamp and fabric paint are all you need to create totally customizable patterns on clothes, accessories, gift, whatever! 🙂 Of course, I can never pass up a cute fruit print, so […]

1980’s Meets 1940’s: “Vintage” Style on a Budget

1980’s Meets 1940’s: “Vintage” Style on a Budget

It is time to address two very important and seemingly incongruous topics: vintage style on a budget AND dresses from the 1980’s. Though these subjects conjure very different mental images, I have discovered a link between the two! Let’s examine the first topic- dressing vintage […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Pillowcase Tote

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Pillowcase Tote

It’s week four of shelter-in-place, and I am digging deep into my fabric and refashioning stashes for available materials! I recently rediscovered this pillowcase, a second-hand purchase from long ago. This seems to be the opportune moment for bed linen transformations! (Just check out last […]

Staying Creatively Sane From Home

Staying Creatively Sane From Home

Hi, All! A huge shout-out and hugs to the world! We are all in this Corona virus fight, and we all need support from each other, our faiths, and our own inner resilience. Speaking of that inner light we are all trying to keep shining, […]

Emma Tribute

Emma Tribute

Eek! A new film version of Jane Austen’s Emma has just come out, and I have nothing to wear! Well, perhaps I do, in truth. My first Regency-inspired dress and bonnet (made in this post) and my red cape from the Little Women post will […]

Valentine’s Vintage- 1940s

Valentine’s Vintage- 1940s

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to bring out your retro finery! Real vintage, modern re-makes, thrift store scores, and homemade accessories are all present in this outfit! Believe it or not, my earrings and purse are the only true vintage items! This dress is […]

Cozy Crafts with Felted Sweaters

Cozy Crafts with Felted Sweaters

Today’s post is the second in our series of “cozy crafts,” projects perfect for winter afternoons! This time, we are using felted sweaters as our main ingredient. What are felted sweaters you ask? Imagine that you accidentally washed and dried your favorite wool sweater on […]

Little Women Tribute

Little Women Tribute

Inspiration for today’s post comes from the recent film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women! As soon as I heard about the upcoming movie, I mentally began planning a costume tribute! A good deal of my Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks were required for these […]