A house fit for a fairy, or there is no place like gnome.

After watching a few videos by "Creative Mom" on youtube, I felt inspired to create a fairy palace. She used plastic 2-liter soda bottles, paper mache, and aluminum foil. I had the aluminum foil. After doing a little research, I bought a 5-pound tub of Crayola Air Dry Clay from JoAnn's.  I had a half… Continue reading A house fit for a fairy, or there is no place like gnome.

Italian Camica

Generic kirtle over camica. The panels of the camica have corded edges joined with fagoting. In an ideal world, I would have sewn the camica by hand, but I can't do that amount of handwork anymore. Instead, I used my sewing machine. The Italian camica is finished. A camica is the Italian Renaissance version of… Continue reading Italian Camica

If you don’t set goals, how do you know if you’ve strayed?

My husband is bemused by my list making. When I announce, "I have a list", his response is, "of course you do.". I feel better when my life has structure. Besides I like planning, my planning may seem haphazard but there is a method to my madness. So on the last day of January, here… Continue reading If you don’t set goals, how do you know if you’ve strayed?