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90s Nostalgia

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90s Nostalgia

The other day I was driving and this song came on by The Blues Travelers. It was just one of those moments when you are transported back in time to a snapshot of what the past held.  Remember when we could take a good book and go to a coffee shop and just hang out in one of those big comfy leather chairs? It wasn’t that long ago really... I will take a Caramel Latte and an Anne Rice novel please and thank you.  Meet me at our favourite cafe. see you there!    “ Oh, once upon a midnight...

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Make Nine Projects 2021

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Make Nine Projects 2021

Every year I make a #makenine list for the year. It is a list of nine sewing projects for the coming year. The last few years I have been overly ambitious and failed miserably at completing my list. I’m more of an impromptu type of sewer. When I feel inspired I will make something for myself rather than planning so far in advance.  This time around I am making a list of things that I will be able to wear on a regular basis. A capsule wardrobe basically.  So here is my Make Nine list for 2021: 1- A Swing...

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My Top Ten Looks of 2020- A Look Back on 2020 Outfits

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My Top Ten Looks of 2020- A Look Back on 2020 Outfits

What a year 2020 has been! I spent the first half of the year locked in my basement making masks and my only trips out of the house were to the Grocery store or to the Post Office. I started to miss dressing up to go out, so I just started to wear a nice outfit even to the corner store! At least I finally took the time to snap some pictures of my outfits. 2020 was at least good for slowing down and not taking the small things for granted. Enjoy every moment that you can. So I’ve made...

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For the Love of Hats!

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For the Love of Hats!

This was the year of hats for me! It all started with this simple witch hat.  I kept seeing these posts for Modern Witch Hats on all the social media outlets. However I wasn’t happy about the quality and certainly didn’t want to support Fast Fashion so I decided to make my own.  They turned out so cute and I love them! I didn’t stop there and thought wouldn’t they would be really cute in velvets? Or maybe some damask? They are fully lined in a novelty print and have a hidden button to scrunch the top down.    my...

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Happy Solstice! And so this is Christmas...

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Happy Solstice! And so this is Christmas...

    And so this is Christmas... What a strange year it has been! So why not end it with a strange Holiday season as well? Normally by this time of year I’m exhausted from all the artisan shows and the festivals that start in September and go straight through until Christmas. Having not participating in any craft fairs or festivals this year it just all feels a bit surreal. Like the Holidays never started at all.  The only online Festival I participated in was the Toronto Witchfest. It was a month long festival that happened exclusively on Zoom. It...

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