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January Challenge: Foundations.1930’s Cami-knickers

19th January 2015 | 1 Comment

The Challenge: Foundations Fabric: Silk/cotton blend (50/50) Pattern:  Folkwear #219: Intimacies Year:  1920’s/1930’s (according to pattern description Notions: Thread, snaps How historically accurate is it? Somewhat, I think it’s closer to 30’s/40’s rather than the ’20’s. The fabric is not accurate. It’s theoretically possible for them to have made this (especially since it the silk is the warm and the cotton […]


New Year, New Blog?

4th January 2015 | 0 Comments

So I’ve decided this year to start blogging as well as attempt to kick my sewing up a notch. Mainly by participating in the History Sew Fortnightly Monthly 2015. The January Challenge is Foundations. A corset (or two) is on my to do this year but current lack of funds (and one fashion corset that needs […]


Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosted Chocolate Cake with Whipped Ganache Filling

30th April 2013 | 0 Comments

So rich and decadent with a perfect balance of sweet, bitter and sour tang for interest. The cake is Shirley Temple Chocolate Cake (source Fanny Farmer Baking Book) which a rich dense chocolate cake, so named because it was supposedly the favorite of the child actress. The whipped ganache made with bittersweet chocolate adds a […]


Vacation Time!

26th July 2012 | 0 Comments

We will be on vacation starting July 27, 2012 through August 16, 2012. Orders can still be place but will not be shipped until August 17 or, 18th or 20th (depending on how many orders are received.)


Butter & Garlic Pasta

6th March 2012 | 0 Comments

Easy and so tasty, really nice if you have some already cooked chicken and brocoli tossed with it: 1/2 – 1lb of pasta 1/2 medium onion 5 cloves of Garlic couple tbl of oil 1 stick of butter dash of salt prepare pasta according to instructions While pasta is cooking, mince the onion and garlic. […]


Happy Festivus

23rd December 2011 | 1 Comment

I’m a bit late for Yule/Solstice but Happy Midwinter festival of your personal flavor. My mom is basically my inspiration for all my crafting. I grew up with my mom sewing, knitting, embroidering, crocheting. So I learned to sew and knit from her, embroidery I am self taught (from a book my mother gave me […]


I’ve been Stitchpunked

23rd November 2011 | 0 Comments

Lemon Buttermilk Pound cake

15th November 2011 | 0 Comments

Delicious lemony pound cake (I glaze it with an easy lemon glaze), the key is the ingredients being room temp (or so) including the eggs and butter. This is a fantastic afternoon tea and cake snack. It supposedly keeps well but it never lasts more than 24 hours at my house. Ingredients: 1 cup butter […]


Croissants and Mocha Recipe (and Pain au Chocolat)

30th October 2011 | 0 Comments

I have made croissants a few times and I used a recipe found online and tweaked it slightly, recipe found here. This is fairly labor intensive, tho few ingredients are needed. I always let the dough rise over night before making the croissants (since then we can have them fresh for breakfast, altho you do […]


How to make a Utilikilt-style Kilt

20th April 2011 | 2 Comments

I copied this (without pictures) from this instructibles tutorial for mostly my own easy to read use. The link above has handy pictures too First you will need to make a couple measurements to calculate the amount of fabric you need. Make sure you write these down as you will also need them when we […]