Yellow, Blue & Pearls/Style Imitating Art

Yellow, Blue & Pearls/Style Imitating Art

Hello and welcome to my interpretation of this weeks Style Imitating Art. Style Imitating Art is hosted biweekly by Salazar of14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks and me.  Style Imitating Art challenges us to create an outfit using art as inspiration.  From experience, I know that there are so many different ways to [...]

My Sew Sew Life-Repair & Wear

My Sew Sew Life-Repair & Wear

Today, I have a tale of two skirts. They're great summer skirts but each had a problem that made it unwearable. Using two very simple sewing techniques, I was able, in short order, to fix them. Now, I'm enjoying wearing both of these beauties. Because both skirts have strong personalities, I'm using simple white tops [...]

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 [...]

My Sew-Sew Life-Linen Chambray Tunic

My Sew-Sew Life-Linen Chambray Tunic

I just finished a new linen tunic, finally. I’ve only had this Craftsy project kit for 2 & 1/2 years! When daughter Michelle saw me wearing it, she just shook her head and exclaimed, “Mom, I can’t believe you did something so hippy dippy!” Hippy Dippy? Me? (OK, once in a while). I actually don't [...]