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…

On Vintage Vibes

Dear reader, I’m back! It’s been over a month since I’ve posted here on the blog, and it’s not because I haven’t wanted to. Life happens, as you know, and you get caught up with all manner of other things. In any case, I’m back at my sewing machine, finally, and now there’s a sense…

On DIY, Costuming & Love

I was sitting in my room about 2 months ago, listening to my Discovery Weekly playlist on Spotify, when I heard a really catchy tune I’d never heard before. “Lil Red Riding Hood” by Sam Sham & the Pharaohs came on and I had a little light bulb moment. Halloween is my favorite holiday. Quite…

On Needles & Art

Dear reader, If you’ve grown up in the world, then chances are high that you know what needlepoint is. You know cross-stitching? I have a very vague memory of being a wee thing and watching my dad’s mom work on a cross-stitch of a rose, as I gazed upon her magically making an image out of…

On Trusting & Amanda Palmer

Some years ago now, I had a really bad relationship experience. Someone who I really trusted, cared for and loved destroyed my trust completely. For a time there, he destroyed me. The entire fiasco went down in what was truly almost reality TV worthy style, and I’ve never really forgotten it. And while I’ve had loves…

On Stitching, Bitching & Magic

I have intentionally not deemed this blog a travel blog. Because it isn’t. It may include travel, because I do that a lot. I also didn’t want to call it a sewing blog either, because while I may include sewing things in it, that’s not all I do. I guess this may fall under the lifestyle…