• 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 […]

  • Costuming
  • Costuming at Comicpalooza 2017

    Comicpalooza, Texas’ largest comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention, happened over the weekend (May 12-14, 2017) in Downtown Houston.  I attended all three days and treated it as a costume deadline and cosplay dress rehearsal for the larger convention that we attend, DragonCon during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.  It was a good […]

  • Adventures
  • Costuming a Barbarian at Texas Renaissance Festival

    Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF for short) runs every year during October and November in Todd Mission, Texas (just north of Houston).  There is something for everyone!  Costuming, jousting and other shows, shopping for handcrafts, festival eating, people watching, and wine/mead drinking.  As a casual costumer, I try to play along with their themed weekends (Oktoberfest, […]

  • 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. […]