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, [...]

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 [...]

Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Some of you may recall my last month’s 1st Friday post, at the end I threw out ideas about adding ways people could participate in the 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup. This has been on my mind for a while now: I'm sure there are many more ways to live the "slow fashion" life than [...]

Modern Sage Designs: Designer Interview

Modern Sage Designs: Designer Interview

Semi precious stones have always caught my eye: Jade, Jasper, Agate, Chalcendony--I could go on.  However, Bumblebee Jasper completely escaped my radar. That was until Laura of Modern Sage Designs created a pair of earrings from Bumblebee Jasper and Black Tourmaline.  I was smitten. The mixture of yellow, grey and black has to be one [...]