• 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! […]

  • 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 […]

  • Crafts
  • Camera Strap Cover (DIY)

    Off the rack camera straps are so last year.  When I got a new camera and couldn’t find a Coach or Vera Bradley strap cover for the Nikon, I was inspired by Pinterest to make my own moderately fashionable camera strap cover.  I have plenty of scrap fabrics from previous projects (GoT dress and dog Derby […]