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,...

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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.





Saturday night I headed out to see some of the galleries open for art-a-whirl, followed by dinner at Erte. I decided it’d be a good night for basic black! I was in love with my jewelry for the evening! I’d wear bracelets up to my shoulders if I could find ones that...

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weekly what-I-wore round up and interwebz picks…

Greetings chupacabras! I believe in you, although I wish you’d stop sucking goat blood. And if I hear you’re going after pygmy goats, I’ll send Lucy the hound after you. She’s ferocious and we’re pretty sure her slobber is venomous… It’s already that time of the week!...

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Today was a work-free day for me and I spent the morning catching up on blogs and the afternoon running errands. In the evening Mr. Bug and I headed out in the rain for a date night at Ikea! I added some rain gear and took a picture under the harsh overhead light when...

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{Hawaii five-O}

Oh, sigh. I love this dress! I felt perky and fun all day in it, although for some reason my pink shoes rebeled at work and bit my little pigs, so I switched to flips for running errands! I spent the day at work, getting new sunglasses (sigh, a 10 day wait for them to...

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{born on the 4th of July?}

A super nice day calls for cheery shorts! Red, white and blue normally isn’t a color scheme I go to, but I thought this was a super fun combo. shirt: handmade, blogged here shorts: handmade, blogged here bracelets: Avenue shoes: Target (available...

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{spotted and neutral}

A nice day and I was at work! Still getting settled in from our roadtrip, I wanted something simple and easy and cozy. This fit the bill! sweater: Target, restyled, blogged here skirt: handmade, blogged here tank: the retailer that shall not be named (walmart) shoes:...

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{roadtrip day 4: home at last}

Day 4 of the roadtrip was spent driving aimlessly along the Mississippi. We started in Dubuque and followed country roads in a general northerly direction, managing to stretch what could have been a five hour drive home into a nine hour pleasure jaunt. Another comfy...

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{roadtrip day 3: marathon day!}

Day 3 of the roadtrip was marathon day, followed by a drive to Galena, Illinois for some antiquing and Dubuque, Iowa where we spent the night and Mr. Bug played blackjack at the casino while I knitted in a little out of the way corner I found FAR away from the sound...

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Weekly roundup and interweb treats.

[EDIT…. before I post!! I put this together yesterday while blogger was still down and Mr. Bug and I were getting ready for a road trip. Blogger’s back and we’ve made it as far as Madison, Wisconsin… I got a lot of knitting done in the car, but my skills were rusty...

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