While I Was Away.

I complete one commissioned art piece about once every three years.  While I was away from this blog, I was working on one of these pieces. I love doing these paper-cut pieces.  But while working on this commission, that love was tinged with a certain fear.  I have sold one of these pieces before, but…

So I Learned a New Trick. . .

I learned how to age photos on my phone, and it’s so much fun! I just wanted to share my favorite photo from the trip my husband and I took to the nearby University campus. I think black and white really suits me!  This was my first time walking around in full get-up and I…

Finished! 50’s Inspired dress.

Let me start by saying this is not a historically accurate dress.  I wanted to take a breather from the heavy lifting of research for my Edwardian projects and just make something pretty that’s fun to wear.

Finished! Gibson Blouse.

It was a long, painful process, but it’s done and I couldn’t be happier.  Usually, when I finish a project, I have a hard time seeing past all of the little mistakes I made along the way.  I don’t really have that problem with this particular blouse.  I credit that to the fact that I…

Listen. . .

I know I’ve been away for a hot minute, but the time away has been productive I swear.  Since we’re coming up on summer way out here in the desert, I’ll have more time to hunker down and work on projects.  Summers here are much like winters in the northern latitudes.  The weather can be…