• Costuming
  • Outlander Inspired Druid Lanterns (DIY)

    Since that first mesmerizing episode of Outlander with the dancing druids performing their celestial ritual, I have wanted to duplicate this casual costume.  I almost always costume Claire, but this is a nice alternative for hot weather.  While the garment is basically an off-white nightgown or 18th century chemise (I used this lady’s guide to create […]

  • Costuming
  • Sewing 18th Century Pockets

    When I made my Claire from Outlander (Season 1) costume last year, I didn’t include pockets in the skirt.  Pockets make every outfit magical, from 18th century on.  So rather than adding the pockets in the skirt I so desperately coveted, I decided to make a set of traditional 18th century pockets that could be […]

  • Crafts
  • Wine Cork Christmas Ornaments (DIY)

    I’m a wine cork hoarder.  I collect wine corks from home, restaurants, wine festivals, and winery trips.  I love making wine cork crafts with these little wooden memories.  The holiday season is no exception, so I have about two dozen wine cork ornaments on my Christmas tree. Wine makes everything more festive!  This is a […]

  • Crafts
  • Wine Cork Mouse Ears (DIY)

    How can you publicly display your Disney pride AND love of wine while coordinating with a casual chic outfit?  DIY custom wine cork Mickey/Minnie Mouse ears, of course!  Until recently, I hadn’t visited a Disney park in over 20 years.  So while on a recent trip to Disney World for Epcot International Food and Wine […]

  • Crafts
  • Chic Dinosaur Planter (DIY)

    I impulse shop, often.  But I wasn’t about to pay $30 for a majestic golden dinosaur planter at my local specialty food store.  I recreated the look for about $10 instead.     This was stupid easy.  I bought a rubber dinosaur (about the length of my hand) at a craft store.  I made sure […]