Limited 3 Snugbugs Studios Release Coming This Fall

Hello Snugbug fillies and friends! Things are hopping around the Three Snugbugs Studios way up here in the cold north! Like the Starks, we are well aware winter is coming and have challenged ourselves to welcome it with open arms and a limited line release just in...

{finished} The Lavender Lounge Duster

Greetings you sweater wearing minxes. This make might win the award for longest-held fabric. This sweater knit has been in my stash forever. A sort of dusty lavender in a maybe 6x6 commercial knit. I've never loved it I don't know why I bought it initially. Likely, I...

{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 into a cute,...

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.




{roadtrip day 2: Madison to Rockford}

On day two of our roadtrip we only went from Madison, Wisconsin to Rockford, Illinois – an hour or two in the car. The rest of the day was spent lounging in the hotel and shopping. shirt: handmade, blogged here skirt: handmade, not blogged leggings: Deb boots: Avenue...

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{roadtrip day 1 | Mpls to Madison}

And now starts a few days of on-the-road photos with bad hotel lighting. The Bug family is heading out to Rockford, Illinois for the first marathon of the marathon season. On day 1 we drove to Madison, Wisconsin. Leggings and a dress make for comfy car clothes! dress...

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{stripes and birds}

Holy white legs, batman! I was at home all day today so I kept it super-casual! I was pleasantly surprised by the skirt, which I made a few months ago and didn’t really like. It’s A-line, not one of my favorite skirt styles, AND it has an elastic waist too which I...

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{spring dots!}

Just a day at work! It was super hot so this outfit worked pretty well. I think the trousers are going to go to the donate bin, they’re too high waisted and stretchy. Boo. t-shirt: handmade, then restyled from a turtleneck to a t-shirt, blogged here trousers,...

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{i love the 90’s}

Today was about 908 degrees in Minneapolis and I worked all day. This is what I wore – and you can’t really see from the photo, but the dress is short once there’s motion added to the equation, so I am wearing a pair of cutoffs underneath! Go modesty! Also, since the...

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{home all day}

I spent the entire day at home, sewing. I only left the house for a few sniffs with Lucy the hound and for our walk tonight (I put on bright yellow leggings for the walk. Foxy.) I really should have tossed this shirt two or three washes ago, but I really love it!...

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{sunday casual}

I think this is probably one of my favorite outfits that I’ve worn recently. I like the toned down colors. I love the fully lined silk tweed full circle skirt. I love the comfy chartreuse flats and I especially love that I’m wearing part of the necklace I wore when...

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{modern day minnie mouse}

It was a beautiful day and I spent it at work! Since I love being at work that was just fine - I mean, I spend the day surrounded by fabric and sewing-related activities! The boots ended up being a little warm, but I thought that all bare legs and flats or wedges...

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{performance bike wear}

Today, for the first time in my life, I rode a BIKE to work!! This is what I wore! Yay for bikes! Of course, my bike has three wheels… I had a little trouble keeping the skirt in a ladylike position, but it was still super fun! dress – handmade, blogged here shoes –...

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