• Costuming
  • Sewing 18th Century Stomachers

    I’m of the opinion that one can never have too many stomachers.  They’re like the statement necklace of the 18th century; interchangeable, drawing the eye to the chest *giggle* and worn in the closure of women’s shirt jackets.  And because they’re easy to make and need little fabric (yeah, scraps!), I currently have six…and counting! […]

  • 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 […]

  • DIY
  • Quilting Outside the Box

    After learning how to quilt with a simple, yet chaotic pattern, I wanted to experiment with scrap quilting.  Is it silly to purchase perfectly good fabric, cut it up, and sew it back together?  From that perspective, yes, it is silly.  But quilting is a therapeutic hobby and an art that I’ll probably never master. […]

  • DIY
  • Quilting: the Final Frontier

    What new hobby does one learn when working full time, making costumes for fun, DIY around the house, and travelling like a rock star?  Oh I know: quilting.  Said no one…except me!  I knew it would be a huge undertaking, even for the smallest of baby quilts.  Thankfully I have a friend who sews like […]