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Fiber things. Sewing. Embroidery. Knitting and spinning. Costuming.

Fiber In-Spiration

I had a revelation at the Florida Fiber In this past weekend. A small revelation, but a revelation nonetheless. You see, I love to spin. I realized this weekend that not only do I love to spin, but I love … Continue reading

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How To Make a Hoop Skirt (Also, How NOT To Make a Hoop Skirt)

If you want to make a fabulous, inexpensive, easy hoop skirt click here. Come back here and scroll down, though, for a couple of pointers on the soaker hose. Yes, soaker hose! It’s like magic. I promise. See how pretty … Continue reading

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On Chemises and Shoes

When we last saw our hero, she had finished sewing her Faire-going chemise, and was ready to add a touch of lace to the edges. With that done, she was ready to move on to making her other undergarments! I … Continue reading

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Happy Robbie Burns Day to ya!

On this fine morn of the anniversary of the birth of the national bard of Scotland, I perused the Robert Burns website for a nice quote to put on my Facebook wall. Lo and behold I came across this fine … Continue reading

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Shifting

So I was looking at the kind of dress that I want to wear to the Hoggetowne Faire on our big trip with Sophia this year. I want Elizabethan style with a low, wide neckline. And I was thinking about … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I’m plugging right along on my 50 By 50 list! I’ve been checking small things off here and there after the first big check mark of restyling my wedding dress. And now Chris and I are honing in on the … Continue reading

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A Tisket, A Tasket

If you follow me on Twitter, you might know that I love my bicycle. It’s a men’s beach cruiser that I bought secondhand because I wasn’t sure if I’d use it much. Turns out I use it a more than … Continue reading

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1 Down, 49 To Go

This past weekend I completed my first 50 By 50 item! #12 is ‘Wear my wedding dress again’, and I did that very thing on Saturday night at my 25th high school reunion. I knew that I was overdressing for … Continue reading

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Pleating and Poufing

The final thing I had to do to prepare my wedding dress for its debut at my class reunion was to pouf the overlayed black train. After cutting off the bottom of the pink part of the dress to make … Continue reading

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Cutting Up

So I did it. I slugged back a couple of ciders and I cut my wedding dress. And it wasn’t that bad. I thought it might even feel good, but it didn’t. In the end, it was just fabric. I … Continue reading

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