Millinery 101

Last weekend I finished up a 3-Saturday hat making class with Wayne Wichern. Wayne is an awesome guy and I learned so much in this class. Mostly I learned that millinery aka hat making is far more work than I originally thought and far more hand sewing that I originally thought. There’s more than I…

Easy Resin Jewelry Tutorial

For this past Hanukkah, my husband and I were trying to stay in budget. He had mentioned wanting some casual cuff links so rather than buying some, I decided to make him some for around $5 (the resin was actually about $10 but I only used a little of it so amortized it’s about $5).…

Purple Fabric Flowers

While I was at my parents’ place over the holidays, I wanted to do something crafty. I had bookmarked Tasha of Creation Corner‘s post on a Pointed Flower Tutorial and it seemed like the perfect quick and easy craft. My dad and I had just gone to the New Year’s Day fabric sale where I…

The Dog Witch

As you saw earlier, I made a witch costume for Minnie. It was loosely based off of Butterick 4885. Basically I used the pattern for the base. I shortened the length and added the skirt which was just two layered ruffles. I also added a ruffle at the neckline instead of the collar. Finally, I…

Happy Halloween!

This year for Halloween, Minnie was a witch. It was a quick costume I tossed together in about 3 hours including the time it took to go to the store and buy the fabric. About 2 hours of that was real sewing. She really looked quite adorable in it despite the fact that she really…