Costumes: a little witch
Jul13

Costumes: a little witch

I thought it would be fun to post all of the Halloween costumes I’ve made in the last 10 years. I’ll post them one at a time over the next few weeks, as I find all of the photos! When I was very small, my mom made many of our clothes on her old Singer sewing machine that she got in 1959. I remember watching her whip up Barbie clothes for me out of the scraps and wanting so badly to play with the machine. (To this...

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Fourth of July redux, refashioned!
Jul06

Fourth of July redux, refashioned!

Did you see The Refashionista on Rachael Ray today? Didja? I watched it with the kiddo tonight. I saw on the blog that she would be on and recorded it, but I surprised the kid. When she figured out who was on, she said, “I love it when someone we already like gets on TV. It’s like we are part of a revolution or something!” So, here is my promised second outfit refashioning. We did this last weekend, but I have no...

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Tulip dress makeover
Jul03

Tulip dress makeover

During the last year, my lovely daughter had a growth spurt that prevented her from wearing many of her dresses, virtually overnight. These clothes, though, were just a problem in one particular area and otherwise fit her. It drove me crazy looking at these new clothes and wondering how I could save them to somehow be worn again. I had a few ideas, but the conditions of my life conspired to keep those articles of clothing in a pile...

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Duck and cover!
Jul02

Duck and cover!

Image source: Wikipedia. Copyright 1997, Hollywood Pictures. There have been three times in my life when I was under crushing stress for such an extended period of time that when it was over, I truly had no idea what to do with myself. The first time ended in medication and therapy. The next two times, I have been much better equipped to deal with it. I’m sure everyone knows what this is like on a small scale, if not on the...

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Happy Halloween!
Nov01

Happy Halloween!

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Halloween
Nov04

Halloween

Hey, all. Still limiting my computer time. It really doesn’t feel good if I sit here for long. I’ve posted the great Wonder Woman costume photos on Colleen’s blog. Here is one of the whole trick-or-treat gang for your enjoyment. View from the...

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