Every now and then I talk about the "magic of making something" and the joy it brings. This especially holds true when creating a spontaneous gift and this project was no exception. Well, actually, it totally was. Exceptional, that is.Read More
Despite the fact that it was snowing earlier this week, spring is here!
Mother Nature just needs to catch up with the calendar.
Changing seasons bring defined elements for creative inspiration. When the weather warms up and evening light lingers, I start to think about fresh decorating ideas,Read More
When I began this blog, I hoped it would inspire me to complete the many unfinished projects I have tucked away in my sewing room. I know we all have them; my stash, however, is shameful. I believed that if I shared these neglected treasures with my audience, I might get busy and finish them. So far it's working!Read More
My son, Montana, is an illustrative artist and my daughter, Laura, a poet. Not too long ago they collaborated on a work entitled: Bunny Business.
Montana spent the summer of 2010 on the coast of Maine. He combed the beach, gallivanted with Travis, his best friend, and filled a large pad of fine paper with drawings. Toward summer's end, he returned to New York, settled in Brooklyn and engaged Laura to write about his newest collection.Read More
During the 2013 holiday season I traveled to Maine to visit family on three different occasions. This is significant because I live in New York and the drive to Maine is not a short one! Worth every stretch of highway and ensuing fatigue, each trip served up a different kind of fun.
Like my mother and me before us, my daughter and I sewed together when she was quite young. Lucky for me, one of Laura's favorite tasks was to stuff the arms and legs of the soft dolls and animals I made. She used our favorite tool for this - an ice tea spoon - and always did a great job.
One day, though, Laura wanted to make her own doll, no stuffing required!Read More
I made many dolls over the years, Raggedy Anns and Andys among them. One, in particular, became my daughter's beloved friend in childhood and found her way to memory lane in Laura's first New York City apartment. Unfortunately, Laura's Ridgeback puppy, Toulouse, found her way to Ann!Read More
I was going through some childhood treasures in preparation for my blog launch and came across a special item to share. This was one of my first sewing projects under my mother's guidance: a doll-sized bedspread and matching sham, complete with pint-size pillow insert. (circa. 1959)Read More