finished objects

The Atomic Dress (Butterick 5454) and a daily dress!

Greetings robins! It’s alright. Everything’s fine here in Minnesota. You can come back now. We miss you. I will buy worms at the bait shop to feed you until it’s officially spring. And look! I have a spring dress. Sort of. That’s right, at long... read more

The Little Black Skirt (Burdastyle Jenny #6058)

Good morning carnivorous plants! I’ve actually got a REVEAL post today, although it is a cheater reveal and nearly two months overdue! So let’s cut the small talk and get down to business, shall we? What I’ve got for you today is a black wool skirt.... read more

Man-aprons and bibs for teeny necked babies

Greetings meow meows and hunting dogs! I’m officially off for Christmas and won’t be going back to work ’til next Tuesday. I still have two and a half gifts to make and my plan is to finish two of ’em in the morning. The last half will likely... read more

The workshop: sewing kits

Hey there all you rudolphs and assorted other deerlike creatures! How’ve you been? Me? I’ve been BUSY!! Stupid handmade gifts. Stupid good intentions. I’ll tell all you all this – all I want to be doing is making short wool skirts that will... read more

I’m back! With unintentional holiday PJ’s!

Morning turkey gizzards! My, my, how time flies. It seems like just yesterday I was posting grainy photos of my not-too-exciting long sleeved T-shirt, and yet here we are and it’s been nearly two weeks since my last post. I’ve missed you. Turns out that... read more

Sailor shirt (Hot Patterns 1035, modified)

Morning honeybears! I have another new garment from my garment-making binge of a couple weekends ago. This one isn’t too exciting, but it’s very welcome to my winter wardrobe and not everything can be a stunner, right? Behold the new stripey shirt! I used... 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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