Posts Tagged ‘ DIY ’

Gifts

February 17, 2012
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Gifts

  I’ve been thinking a lot about gifts and just looked up “gift” in the dictionary.  It’s a beautiful word, with many variations in meaning.  I even like the legal definition: The voluntary transference of property without anything in return. I have a distinct memory of being 5 years old or so, taking some...

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Playing Miss Lady

February 12, 2012
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Playing Miss Lady

I have the best in-laws in the world.  Not only do they love me (and I them), they are exemplars for all of us, practicing what they preach with so much love and integrity, it’s humbling.  In addition, they have a sense of humor! When Ma tells a story, you want to put everything...

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A Sneak Preview

February 2, 2012
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A Sneak Preview

The past few days have been crazy and I’m still figuring out the photo part of blogging. Which is to say, I don’t have any great outfit shots from the last few days.  Consequently, I thought I’d share  a few of my pieces that will be featured in the S/S issue of Altered Couture magazine....

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Expect the Unexpected

January 30, 2012
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Expect the Unexpected

I never anticipated spending the last four days obsessed with raccoons.  I never anticipated finding out that one had taken up residence in our attic.  I have since learned a lot about humane traps, how far you have to go before releasing raccoons so they won’t come back “home” (about 30 miles or so),...

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A Method To My Madness

January 27, 2012
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A Method To My Madness

One of the reasons I started making my own clothes was that lots of ready-made things were too short, sleeves and pants especially.  I have collected bangle bracelets for almost 30 years, prompted I suspect, by the desire to fill in the gap where the sleeves ended and my hands began. I’ve recently fallen...

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Outfit Post Day 1

January 26, 2012
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Outfit Post Day 1

I managed to get a few shots this morning as I was heading out.  I’ve decided to make an effort to wear at least one thing I’ve made every day.  Today it’s two things.  The first is the long fishtail top.  It started out as a cardigan sweater with long panels in the front....

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