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How to get one more year out of sad, sad Uggs

Morning you long-haired, wooly freak creatures. Sheep. What manner of strange beasts are you? Speaking of sheep, I came across an AWESOME idea for refreshing an old, worn pair of Uggs. Stuff ’em with wool! Here’s my sad, sad pair… They look like they... read more

Flop Week wrap up… tips’n’tricks.

Greetings, weekend parrots! I missed the blog boat yesterday, as I had a sick basset on my hands (she’s fine, but now hates me for ramming antibiotics down her throat.) I still think we need to wrap up Flop Fixin’ week with a good, old fashioned tips post,... read more

Flop #4: Sleeves for my Legs!

Morning wombats! Here we are on Day #4 of Flop Fixin’ week! Today’s flop, like yesterday’s, isn’t technically a flop, it’s more of a creative restyle using the scraps from yesterday’s sweater project. Boot cuffs! I’m guessing... read more

Flop Fix #3: Fine-tuned Thrift Find

Morning basset hound child stars! Today’s project isn’t TECHNICALLY a flop, as I was not involved in the construction of the offending garment. I DO have to confess, though, to a stint of compulsive thrifting that led to the acquisition of a giant, bright... read more

How I did it: Crepe ‘skirt’ and the portrait collar sweater

Greetings you humpy bumpy camels and chimpanzees! Yesterday I showed off my new skirt and sweater and today I’m back with a few more details! First, the portrait collar sweater. This sweater was mostly view C from Butterick 4230 – unfortunately for all you... read more

Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet!

Special Sunday greetings you naked molerats! Since you’re so naked, I thought you might want to make yourselves some nice little circle skirts. And perhaps, like me, you find yourself with little mole rat patterns just a touch on the small side. But the grading... 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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