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{tutorial} Cashmere Wrist Warmers

Hey Snugbugs! I’m coming at you with another fun new project! Unlike the last few finished projects, like the Jane Tunic and the Cozy Wool Socks, these cashmere wrist warmers weren’t made just for my pleasure, I made them for our shop. Although, to be completely... read more

{trash to treasure} Shabby Chic Lamp + Vintage Trimmed Shade

Hello lovlies! This week’s project is not only fun & lovely, it’s a joint venture between my mother and me! We took a fairly boring, run of the mill thrift shop lamp and fixed it (and it’s sad, sad, shade) up into something lovely! Here’s... read more

{how-to} Signmaking… from laptop to stencil to paintbrush.

We recently came across a haul of old door panels – absolutely perfect for making signs. We’ve got most of them sitting on our porch at home, waiting to get cleaned up a bit (so watch for them in the shop!) In the meantime, we needed a sign for our new... read more

Stencils – Tips and Tricks (and what I did wrong…)

Hey kittens! One of my latest (not-quite-done) projects at the shop is the painting of a pretty little cabinet that I’ve had a crush on since we bought it at a flea market last fall. Here’s a slightly blurred picture of the sideboard in question… A... read more

How-To Tea Stain Textiles

Last week found Jeff and I hosting my mom for her first trip to Virginia. Of course, we spent plenty of time playing tourist. As one does. One of our stops was Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, which is an amazing tour with an equally amazing gift shop. Mom was... read more

Three tips for sewing burlap drapes (plus a step-by-step!)

Here’s what surprised me most after we opened up our doors last week: How much everyone liked our curtains. If you haven’t been by the shop, our curtains are burlap panels and were super easy to make. Burlap is not only an awesome, natural fabric…... 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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