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.
When I was in elementary school, my best friend and I made a Borrower house in her back yard. We used matchboxes to create furniture and even made a tea kettle out of a hazelnut. That was over fifty years ago, recently, I have discovered Fairy Houses and Fairy Gardens. Last year, when we were… Continue reading Tiny things, making a fairy garden
Thrilled, nervous, excited, and of course, anxious, all those words describe how I am feeling. Last year, I bought a membership to Costume College. This will be my second time attending, I went in 1996. Or at least I think it was 1996, could have been 1995. My oldest daughter was either 15 or 16… Continue reading Going to Costume College
Long ago I realized that while I love the idea of quilting, the planning out of the quilt, the buying of fabric for a quilt; I'm not a quilter. I'm not precise enough and for some reason a quilt seems like an impossibly big project. Then there is knitting and crocheting, I don't make blankets.… Continue reading Rainbow coat obsession
Boho? Classic? Eccentric? Exactly what is my style? Since moving back to California, I have been having a style crisis. People in California seem to live in jeans and tee shirts. When I am in Mérida I dress up more. At home, I'm likely to be wearing shorts and a tank top with flip flops,… Continue reading Pondering my style
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
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?