More pics to come, but here's the pot, as I boil the berries down to make juise to make jelly!

My cookie press!

We got it as a wedding gift 4 years ago, and I never got to use it, but it got unearthed yesterday, so d and I made cookies tonight!Not only are they pretty, and delicious, but D did a really good job helping me make them. (the best part was his asking me to just […]


I dunno if anyone is holding their breath out there in blogworld, but here’s the tute I made on how to make a skirt from a pair of men’s trousers… This skirt is inspired by this page in Blueprints of Fashion. There aren’t any directions in the book (because it’s just photos of the pattern […]


I made this mini-book! D wants to put pics all through the inside,but Gram suggested that I put a ribbon on it and hang it on my xmas tree! this is the kit I used, by http://booksbyhand.com, bought at http://theurbancraftcenter.comand I just made some cornstarch glue so that I can make more books (and bigger […]

A is for Apron!

I mentioned the book previously, so here’s my go at an apron!I made all the bias (like 10 yards of it!) with my handi-dandy new simply-ez bias ruler and a bias makerI also didn’t have a pattern, per se…Just a small scale picture of the layout, which I didn’t have the patience to enlarge. I’m […]

fixed it!

So this was the skirt, unshaped.Somehow I made this rectangle shaped skirt, which would fit: nobody so I reshaped it, and here it is(very dirty and wrinkled after a day with the kids… banana, pasta, mud, etc) Tutorial up next!

Homemade babylegs

I made these legwarmers for her, out of hand dyed, hand spun, 100% cotton. Since they don't have spandex or elastic, and they're out of a chunky yarn, they had to be very shaped, but they knit up fast. I'll make another pair and pay attention so I can write out the pattern and post […]

skirt-from-pants up for grabs

I just made a really cute skirt from a pair of men’s pants. 50% cotton, 50% rayon, olive-y brown, basically a soft dark khaki. Homemade 30’s style cotton bias waistband, patch pockets made from the cuffs of the pants. I forgot to try it on before making the waist. Is anyone out there a 40″ […]

bad pose, cute clothes

Note to self, put some thought into the pose, and dont just ask husband to snap a quick shot as he’s rushing off to work…oh well…here’s the top i’ve been working on (i added the pleated strip at the bottom to make it longer) and, inspired by some of the skirts in the Alabama Stitch […]