Patty Brower

Patty Brower

Owner

Hi there! I’m Patty. I’m a writer, innkeeper and maker. Read the blog for tutorials, tricks and inspiration. Visit the online shop and check out our handcrafted soaps, candles, cool finds and more. Or plan a visit to Northern Comfort, the bed and breakfast and antique shop in northern Minnesota that I run with my husband, Jeff, and our basset hound, Peppermint.

Are you a business owner? I also work with indie retail and creative business owners to build beautiful social media platforms, websites and email marketing programs.

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{finished} The Not-So-Sugary Sugar Slip

Whew! Today I have a newly-finished dress (ok, it's actually not all the way finished. Ten points to the first one who points out the basting stitches in the pictures...) I was overcome with the need to sew up some lovely pink and purple gingham silk dupioni this...
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{finished} Blue Jean Baby Bloomers

Hello Snuggies! I’ve been working, almost to the exclusion of everything else, on my Spring Wardrobe Capsule and rest assured…. I ‘m almost done. Of the 16 pieces in the Spring Capsule, four were shoes and two were already-existing (denim jacket and upcycled sweater)....

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What are my colors – revisited

What a horrible topic for me, Snugbugs... Here I am.. a redhead in my heyday. Now a washed out, ashen lady with oddly pinkish skin. For a redhead. I want hot pink to be my color, turns out. It's not. So these posts come up when plotting capsule wardrobes. I mean. If...

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{finished} Quickie Cozy Socks

It's starting to get cold in northern Minnesota (or rather, was, this past weekend's freakishly warm weather notwithstanding...) and the farmhouse can get a bit drafty. Especially since when we don't have guests in the house we keep the heat pretty low in the main...

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Jane Tunic + Upcycled Slip

Hey Snugbugs! Look! Look! I made something! For myself! We even took pictures. NON-DRESSFORM pictures! Can you believe it? Last weekend I found myself a little overwhelmed with B&B events, planning, client work and my very-long to-do list. Jeff, the...

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I Lived In The Woods With No Electricity

When I was a little girl, I lived in the woods with no electricity. My dad raced sled-dogs. We had a lot of dogs. That's the story I tell people all the time. It's all true and I enjoy the reaction I get... usually a mixture of confusion, interest and a bit of...

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