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?
Welcome to the 3rd version of my blog. My life has changed so much in the last few years. New husband, new dog, new home. I need a place to track my projects, to think out loud, and generally have a voice.I miss writing.
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton