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Something that isn’t knit wire

I had intended to make some scarves and hats for the show — I’ve been sketching out embroidered and appliqued patterns for ages. I forced myself to stop knitting wire for a while to make at least a few scarves. And don’t you know, I think I could do *this* for hours at a time […]

Solemn vows

These are not early New Year’s resolutions. For one thing, they are solemn vows and not resolutions, and for another, I made them quite a while ago.

The underlying theme in all of these is trying to attack the stuff-ism, borderline hoarding disorder, chaotic over-burdening, over-scheduling, and over-spending in my life.

About last March, I […]

prom dress


Making this dress was an exercise in mood swings.

When I first started sewing the dress and I picked up the first two delicate pieces of silk, I thought that it was going to be a disaster. I thought there was no way I could possibly turn those tissue thin slippery pieces into a […]