My Favorite ‘Ism’

I love Portland for its wealth of unique social gatherings. I’ve been to storytelling events, publicly hosted interfaith discussions, gluten-free fairs, an Irish music sing-along, a chocolate tasting and plenty of wine tastings. Some were better than others (I love Irish music but there’s a culture of Irish music that’s hard to recreate).

A while back, I attended a word tasting. The theme was minimalism and people shared stories of their conversion. Continue reading

Big Butt Baby Jeans and the Art of Simmering

House projects, travels, and various work projects filled up April and May. I came to the middle of May and wondered where all my sewing plans ended up. They were neglected because my sewing space was buried under a house project and I didn’t have specific time designated for sewing. Continue reading

Closing Down The Shelter For Unwanted Fabric

For years, I’ve stockpiled fabrics. Buying yards of fabric for learning experiences is expensive so I made my home a shelter for all the unwanted fabric in the world. I scavenged unwanted boxes of fabric and any large pieces were welcome. Currently, three large plastic tubs of fabric occupy precious real estate in my 500 square foot home. Continue reading

The Domestic Life of a Polka Dot

If you’re having a sick day and need some reading, definitely read about the history of the polka-dot. I’m not promising sex appeal or anything like that. Revel in the technical language used to describe the mundane. Admit to yourself that you’re vaguely curious about how polka-dots came to be but could never justify taking the time to find out. Continue reading

T-shirt Turned Onsie

This project started with a bright green, long-sleeved t-shirt that had been sitting around for years. I bought it years ago because of the bright green and the silky tie gave this unisex style some feminine sass. Continue reading