January 14, 2018

I’m beyond scatter-brained at the moment.  The year has started, I’m back from Florida and I’m up to my elbows in three different projects. The one nearest to completion is yet another 70’s outfit.  I think if I can get that one out of the way, everything else will fall into place. The second has…

1940’s Project

Day one in Florida and I’ve already been dragging the antique stores. For what it’s worth, Homer Helter’s Antique and Millitary Mall in Naples is great.  I wish I could go back!  I found two cookbooks and some buttons, and one of the cookbooks has a hidden gem that has given me an idea… Inside…

Finished! 1903 Undergarments.

Finally!  This was a little more of an undertaking than I assumed when I started.  Good grief, 8 yards of muslin, who knows how much lace, hours and hours of work, and four bloodied fingers.  I had to do a lot of hand stitching and I’m not very good at it.  I get distracted a…

Breadcrumbs: Crop-Cycling/2018 Project Rubric

Crop-cycling is a practice that allows farmers to keep their land healthy.  Growing the same crop in the same field over and over again tends to deplete the nutrients in the ground, resulting in poorer and poorer produce.  By changing the kinds of crops grown in a field, farmers are able to optimize the land…

Letter to 2018

2018, I have big plans for you.  I hope you’re ready for me.  2017 taught me a lot more than I bargained for.  I feel like I was caught off guard a few times, and as frustrating as that can be, I did learn a lot.  That being said, I would appreciate it if you…