Mary during a photo shoot

A Dinkerer’s Obsession Finds Work

Fortunately, I had a rich imaginary life as a kid. Always playing dress-up for every kind of game, usually carrying a doll with me. One of my earliest memories was making little felt coats for my troll dolls with my older sister. She laughed at me f ...

The Bustier Vest is on a manequin

HAND SEWING IS SLOW FASHION

Hand sewing is easy!  Surprisingly how little of it anyone does anymore. It is a basic skill we could use all the time… for hemming? You would not believe how we all make excuses for not hemming something. It seems so hard. Well, I ...

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WHY WRITE A BLOG?

Of course, I had to make money the artist/mom way all these years, not the business way. I made one-off goods to sell. Many customers became my friends and owned multiple garments, then COVID hit. This year may have been my biggest year yet. I fina ...

DIY Ceramic backsplash

DIY HANDMADE HODGEPODGE TILE BACKSPLASH

One of my friends has a very cute house that she is always fixing up. But with the pandemic, it was hard to justify doing some projects while it was ok to try other projects.  Since Home Depot was always open throughout and considered an esse ...

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IS CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSING THE COLDEST WINTER?

Is climate change causing the coldest winter on record in Texas since the 1890s? Dr. Shahir Masri a Master in Environmental Sciences elucidates misconceptions about greenhouse gas emissions and offers insight into his research in his new book Beyond Deba ...

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Here is The Truth About FASHION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

COMBATTING “GREENWASHING” WITH TRANSPARENCY Fashion and Climate change couldn’t be a more timely subject.  Below see the presentation I gave for the Sustainable Living Fair zoom presentation. Many of the links in this piece are available on the sl ...

1 Step Easy Kitchen Island with leg risers

1 Step Easy Kitchen Island

If you are lucky enough to have an eat-in kitchen but find the table not very functional while you’re cooking around it and chairs. Make it an island! Easy peasy simple style. Just add bed risers under each leg used to raise a college dorm bed.