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This is just a test post. Feedly hasn’t been showing my posts for several months and I tried to work with them and my blog host to get this fixed. I couldn’t get final confirmation from Feedly if the changes my blog host made worked, and if Feedly could still… read more »

Hate has no home here

I’ve been trying to come up with a post for a couple of weeks. The election changed everything in this country. I have no pretty images for you today, I just have my words. This is a frivolous blog about things I mostly do for fun and pleasure, so politics… read more »


I try to keep most things personal and deep off my blog. On a rare occasion however, I feel it’s important that I share a little more with you. Recently, the tragic and unexpected death of a close friend of Mel’s from Atlanta has left a huge hole in not… read more »

Giveaway! Mrs. Depew digital vintage patterns

I’ve got something fun for you today—a giveway! Yay! Yesterday, you got to see my accidental playsuit, the top of which was made using the Mrs. Depew 1950s beach bustier pattern. Thank you for all the compliments! Because I had several comments about one particular aspect and forgot to mention… read more »

Giveaway winner

Whoops, I was supposed to draw the winner for the giveaway yesterday! So let’s get on with it, shall we. The winner of both sewing patterns is Rebekah of St. Gemma’s Art and Needlework! And I suggest you check out her blog, one of her recent posts is on how… read more »

A vintage hair funk

Hello everyone! Is it feeling like Spring near you? We went through a crazy hot spell in March that felt like early summer, and now it’s finally starting to feel like April. It’s been quite a shock to wear lots of wool after being in short sleeves a month ago!… read more »

Where have I been?

Hi everyone!! My goodness, it feels like it’s been just about forever since I’ve been able to do anything related to my blog. Or reading any blogs, for that matter. Or knitting. Or sewing. Or anything. I feel like I’ve dropped off the planet…because I pretty much have! So what… read more »

Boy, have I been busy!

Hello, everyone! I confess I’ve been almost completely absent from blog-land for a little while. Some things have come up in our home life that have taken precedent over pretty much everything else, and sadly that includes blogging and catching up on all my favorite blogs… and you know that… read more »

ghosts of Halloween past

Hello everyone! I’m back from San Diego and trying to catch up! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and Mel’s as well. We usually dress up, though honestly haven’t had any reason to for a couple of years unfortunately. Of course around Halloween you’re reminded of all… read more »

Winner of That Clever Clementine Giveaway #2…

And the winner of the Cindy Sue Cinch Sack is…. *drumroll please* Stephanie Lynn of The Girl with the Star-Spangled Heart! I’ll be emailing you today to get your address, yay! Thanks for entering, everyone!!

That Clever Clementine Giveaway #2!

Ready for another giveaway?? As you may recall, my mom is selling bags on Etsy in her new business, That Clever Clementine. She’s generously donated another awesome bag to give away on my blog. This giveaway is for one of her Cindy Sue Cinch Sacks, and it’s my favorite bag… read more »

Winner of That Clever Clementine Giveway #1!

And the winner of the Briar Rose Loopy Lulu bag is…. **drumroll please** Casey of Elegant Musings! Lucky number 10. Casey, I’ll be emailing you later today about mailing off this fab little bag! And everyone should keep their eyes peeled for another That Clever Clementine giveway! I’ll be giving… read more »

That Clever Clementine Giveaway #1!

Today starts the first of my two upcoming giveaways, both sponsored by someone extra special to me: my mom! My super crafty mom has recently started a new shop, selling fantastic bags on Etsy as That Clever Clementine. She combines interesting fabrics (often vintage or re-purposed) and makes a few… read more »

Back to life

I’m back! There aren’t enough exclamation points in the world to express how glad I am to have my life back after two weeks of working non-stop. But I made it through somehow, and now I have a lot of catching up to do! Because I didn’t get a chance… read more »

All work and no play

Hi dear readers! I just wanted to let you all know you won’t be hearing a peep from me until after next Friday. I found out at work Monday morning that a huge September deadline was moved to July 29th, giving us 2 weeks to complete something we formerly had… read more »

A busy bee

I have been so, so busy lately. I have not even had time to think about writing a proper post other than for the knit-along, and I am so behind in my feed reader! So in no particular order, I’m going to do a short list of things that have… read more »

Our wedding invitations

I’m so excited to share this post with you! Mel and I have been furiously making plans for our wedding and the first family party that we’ll be having. When I announced our engagement, I mentioned we would probably end up doing a very small ceremony, with the bigger events… read more »

Non-camping weekend activities

This weekend we were supposed to go camping in Wisconsin with our friends, but the weather had other plans. Now, we are not lightweights. We’ve camped in the rain. We’ve camped in the cold. We’ve camped in a bazillion percent humidity, with mosquitoes biting everything that wasn’t covered with a… read more »

My grandma

Hi everyone, I have returned from my trip to New Mexico. On Thursday evening I found out that one day before my flight to see her, my grandmother passed away. She had family surrounding her in her last days. She died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 96.… read more »

And the winner is…

The winner of two tickets to this weekend’s Modern Vintage Chicago Spring Fashion and Jewels Show is the talented Chicago blogger Liz of! I hope she doesn’t mind, but I had to show you guys the vintage sweater Liz just knitted up. Image from Isn’t it fantastic? Not… read more »

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