My Sew-Sew Life/Living On the Selvages

My Sew-Sew Life/Living On the Selvages

Starting at the Very Beginning One of my favorite projects in all my years of teaching K-12 Art was a “Design a Kimono” unit that I developed for my 5th graders. Among the reference materials that I put together were vintage kimono fabric pieces that I found on eBay. It was important to me that [...]

White Jeans-6 Different Ways

White Jeans-6 Different Ways

Styling My New Pair of American Eagle Jeans White denim jeans are, for me, one of the quintessential harbingers of warm weather ahead and winter in the rear view mirror. I usually have a least one pair of white jeans lying around somewhere and tend to keep them for a very long time. This spring, [...]

Black and White and Striped All Over

Black and White and Striped All Over

During the middle ages, clothing with stripes signified bad. Illustrations then of Judas, lepers, heretics, and the devil often revealed them wearing striped clothing. People who dared to wear "the devil's cloth," might be harassed or even murdered. Eventually, clothing with stripes came to identify criminals and prostitutes, the lower levels of society. Finally, during [...]

What I’m Wearing For Valentine’s Day (Something New + Thrifted + Made by Yours Truly.)

What I’m Wearing For Valentine’s Day (Something New + Thrifted + Made by Yours Truly.)

Today’s post is a one hit wonder: just one styling idea for a Valentine's Day dinner date. When I was blogging full time, I never wrote a Galentine/Valentine post. Now, that I've come back part-time, why not? Michael and I are meeting up with friends on Valentine's Day this year and I've decided what to [...]