Costume design, vintage sewing machines, painting

Portable ironing tabletop tutorial, super-easy!

I have been frustrated for many, many years by trying to iron significant yardages of fabric on my plain old ironing board.  I’ve drooled over the big, sturdy tables in … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Fast, cute vase project – $0

While waiting for the paint to dry on my bigger project, I remembered another idea that I swiped from my mom πŸ˜€ She had these tiny little vases in her … Continue reading

June 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Rainy Days and Mondays . . .

 . . . make me want to paint furniture!  How about you? No??? OK, just me then. While visiting my mom last week, I got inspired (read: stole some ideas) … Continue reading

June 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Anything IKEA can make, I can make better!

When you need some cheap and decent-looking furniture, you really can’t go wrong with IKEA, for a couple of years anyway!  Hubby & I purchased an IKEA LACK coffee table … Continue reading

May 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Very Intricate Dress (or style #12105)

I have been pondering this dress for a while now, it is part of the 1 Meme Street collection, a collaboration with Sai Corson (who I’ve worked with previously).  I … Continue reading

April 26, 2011 · 1 Comment

2 Fast Projects: Dress & Purse

See the full gallery on Posterous I took a break from making princess dresses, sketching animal costumes & researching eco-fabrics to whip up an outfit for myself to wear to … Continue reading

October 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

Plaid Matters

See the full gallery on Posterous I’ve been feeling kind plaid lately – actually I feel pretty plaid most of the time – but it seems to have kicked up … Continue reading

February 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Sketches and artwork

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February 3, 2010 · Leave a comment