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Handmade Hodgepodge Tile Backsplash

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 considered an essential business she thought it...

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Routines Evade Me!

Routines Evade Me!

Routines evade me. I love the inventiveness of the moment. I love my cardboard box my cool Canon eosM50 camera came in! It is the perfect box height for most of my laptop work when I am sitting on a couch.  The high table in my workspace is also not quite high enough...

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Fashion and Climate Change

Fashion and Climate Change

Combatting “Greenwashing” with Transparency Fashion and Climate change couldn’t be a more timely subject. Click on the letters below to see the presentation I gave for Sustainable Living. Many of the links in this piece are available on the slideshow. -Slide show for...

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More Pressing Matters

More Pressing Matters

It has been over a year since I moved out of the living room into the new studio. Although we didn’t get a chance to have a big opening party in the new digs. Honestly too, at first, it was such a mess to move and there was so much to do last Fall that I thought the...

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Each Piece Deserves a Story

Each Piece Deserves a Story

I’m constantly thrown into my past, thinking about the foundation of Salad Bowl Dress, and building a business while parenting. I have three kids, now all young adults who still need help and parenting, but when I was starting my business again they were all little...

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Why Write a Blog?

Why Write a Blog?

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...

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The State of Fashion /Coronavirus Update

The State of Fashion /Coronavirus Update

State of Market Informa Markets Fashion Coronavirus update with Nick Blunden, president, BofF Wednesday, October 14, 2020 The State of Fashion with Nick Blunden summary:  I tuned in to the Business of Fashion’s Nick Blunden talk about what a huge impact Covid is...

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The Fast Fashion Money Crunchers

The Fast Fashion Money Crunchers

The Fast Fashion Money Crunchers For years I worked in the fashion industry as a professional patternmaker and tailor in NYC and Los Angeles. I have worked for some iconic brands like Betsy Johnson, Ellen Tracy, and here in the O.C. at St. John Knits were making the...

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Hello

I’m Mary

I have something funny to tell you. I have a lot of middle names. One is sustainable, one is donate your clothes. Others are aparent as you read my blog.

 

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