A Linguist’s Journey

The Egypt Game was written in 1967. It’s about a group of kids in a small town who discover the world of Ancient Egypt, and invent an imaginary game based around the deities. I read it when I was probably about 8 or 9, so in 1997-98. As a result, I became obsessed with Ancient…

Revving Up for the Roaring Twenties

History has always fascinated me. When it comes to fashion and clothing, I am still stuck in the past in many ways. I have always been entranced by the intricacy of Victorian fashion, the lost colors of ancient Egyptian and Greek clothing, and the everywhere in between. My original foray into costume was through cosplay,…

Down the Audio Rabbit Hole

Dearest readers! Wow, it has been so long, damn. Far too long I’d say! Forgive my forgetfulness, will you? Though I come bearing exciting news. So I am applying for my MFA this year, to begin next year (in costume design!), and since¬† January, have been taking a costume design class at my nearest community…

Spoopy Times Galore

Halloween is my favorite time of year. I love to pretend that it’s autumn here in Arizona, as it is in other parts of the world, and Halloween time, and October, just give you that feeling of warmth and coziness to combat the chill (not that we have any here, but a girl can dream)….

Making an Atomic Bikini

It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone looking for jeans or bathing suits, will almost always be SOL. I know this to be true, especially for women, as I know not a single woman who has ever looked forward to buying either of these items. Whether too big, too small, too short, too tight,…

The Evolution of Mood Styling

“Fashion fades, style is eternal.” That’s what Coco Chanel said, and as a patron of modern style, I guess it’s not up for debate. Style, and from there stylish, is a term applied to those who are deemed worthy of it. Being stylish is at the epicenter of the fashion world, and it’s such an…

Walking through Wuthering Heights

Dear readers, When I started this blog, my only true goal was that, unlike every blog I’ve attempted previously, I would actually post to it. However, it’s a fair self-assessment to say that focusing on one particular interest is kind of difficult for me. A travel blog? A sewing blog?! A blog just about whatever…

The Magical Mystery Quilt, Pt. 2

Remember that t-shirt quilt I started making a while back? Oh yeah, haven’t forgotten it! In an attempt to actually reduce the number of projects I consistently have in progress, I finally got around to making this thing. Shall we begin? Last time, I had but just completed putting the t-shirt squares together. Turned out…

The Little Red Dress

My favorite film in the world is a little critically-downtrodden piece of work from 2000 called¬†Woman on Top. The film tells the tale of a Brazilian woman who has magical cooking skills, gifted to her by the sea goddess Yemanja. Her husband is a philandering machista, and when she finds him cheating, she finally leaves…

On the Magical Mystery Quilt, Part I

Quilts. The word itself usually calls to mind images of grandmas (as does most sewing-related activity). As I’ve learned to sew, and expanded my knowledge of textile arts, I’ve eschewed these old ideas that sewing and knitting are just for the elderly among us. They can be new, fresh, cool. But quilting? If the quilting…