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Bringing Home Backyard Chickens

Last weekend Jeff and I took the rather monumental step (for us) of jumping out of the intereweb research and taking action. We got chickens.  More specifically, we got eight chicks of the egg-laying variety If you've thought of getting chicks and don't have prior...

{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,...

New Look Prairie – A Blend of Lagenlook, Mori, Sweet Lagenlook and New Look

Greetings fluffernutters! Just a bit of my plotting to get the wheels moving in like-minded fluffernutters who love the prairie-gypsy vibe of sweet Lagenlook and Mori styles but also, you know. Enjoy having a waist.  A quick primer for those not steeped in the world...

about patty

Hi there! I’m Patty. I’m a writer, maker and creative entrepreneur about to head out 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. 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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Weekend Me-Made Catchup!!

Hey there doodlebugs! Oh... I have so much blogging to catch up on! I have finished my Moneta (wore it today, picture below!) and I'm ALMOST done with a lovely rose garden, quilting fabric, princess seamed little number. With horrible, evil, slippery, polyester hell...

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I have specs appeal.

This is a post about shopping for glasses. I am constitutionally incapable of ignoring a pun. I'm truly, truly sorry for the horrible title of this post. Really. I was powerless. Moving on. Hey kitty kats! Guess what? Not only did I go to the eye doc today, but I...

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Already Pretty | The book

Hey cats and kittens! Happy Monday and all that. I'll be back to obsessing on the house tomorrow, but I thought today I'd show you what I got in the mail this weekend... check it out... The Already Pretty book from Minneapolis author, blogger and all-around cool...

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{2.1} Does this skirt make me look like a sofa?

I think you will all be amused to know that I presented a variety of fabric choices to Mr. Bug for new cushions for our living room. He picked a yellow and white damask print that I had on hand and had made this circle skirt from. That's right, folks. I will shortly...

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{1.30} I’ve officially declared it spring.

OK. I realize it's the last day of January. I also realize that we've had a freakishly mild Minnesota winter, not even seeing much snow to speak of yet. But it's been cold. And dark. And in February the sun starts to get all bright and shiny, so I thought it was time...

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{1.27} Look mom! No pants!

Here, the fashion victim lives out her worst nightmare in which she is walking through the mall and suddenly realizes she has forgotten to put on her pants... Seriously, folkses, this is one of those psycho hangs-to-the-knees in the front and doesn't-cover-the-rump in...

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{1.26} Plummy!

An outfit post! I have to admit, this is a bad day to jump back in with the outfit posts... I don't really love these photos! It's been so long since I've done photos, I've forgotten how to pose. Also - where did all that hair come from?? The most exciting part of the...

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