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{finished} Tina Given’s Patricia Skirt and Tunic

Today I’ve got a few more entries for my Spring Sudoku Wardrobe Capsule, perfect for you sleepy orange kitty cats! This post is a two-for-one… and both of these pieces weren’t in my original plan. Initially I knew I wanted to make my lime green linen... read more

{finished} Perfect Pantaloons

Greetings sea monkeys, you under-rated creatures of the deep. Next in my backlog of finished-not-blogged-makes is my newest favorite pair of pants. (Sorry Blue Jean Baby Bloomers). Meet the perfect pantaloons. This style is by far my favorite if I must have a... read more

{finished} Cashmerette Concord T Pattern Review

OK, let’s establish a baseline. I do not like t-shirts. I think they are dowdy and usually sloppy. I don’t go in for athleisure gear and own two tshirts that I occasionally wear with jeans, but usually are relegated to yoga pant, work from home days that I... read more

{finished} Spring Wardrobe Sudoku Capsule 2017

Hello sewing friends and assorted other internet dwelling creatures! I was staring at the buildup of fabric scraps in my sewing room this morning and realized that I had actually finished my spring wardrobe capsule! I’d gotten a little sidetracked with piles of... read more

Parmesan Potato Nests

Parmesan potato nests are another favorite of our guests here at the B&B. Super-easy to make, this is a great way to get a crispy potato fix that’s a bit less oily than traditional hash browns and much easier to make! These are also great for serving to... read more

{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... read more

about patty

Hi there! I’m Patty. I’m a writer, maker and creative entrepreneur living on the road with my husband and Peppermint the basset hound. Read the blog for tutorials, tricks and inspiration. Visit the online shop to check out our handcrafted soaps, candles, cool finds and more. Curious about our experiment in teeny-living? Then read more about #vanlife! 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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