techniques and tools

{upcyle} Two Sweater Dresses Remade into Cardigans

One of my favorite sewing projects is upcycling thrifted, closet orphan, and previous me-mades that ended up not getting worn as much as I’d like. For my recent Wardrobe Capsule, I had a sweater dress on hand that was in the ‘to-be-upcycled’ pile... read more

An Adventure in Candlemaking

Whew!  So, I start all my posts out with Whew! Like I’m in a perennial state of recovery. Which is perhaps more apt than I’d like to admit. It’s been a whirlwind for us over the last few months!  Top on our list has been diving in to the engrossing... read more

A New Adventure in Hospitality and Homesteading

Summer’s here (or almost here in some places) and Jeff and I are getting ready to start the next grand adventure! At the end of June, we’ll be heading north. Way, way north. In fact, we’re heading all the way to the coldest place in the country. And... read more

{recommended} Asana for Project Management

There are a bunch of awesome project management tools out there and from what I hear, each has great features. In the online business management world, Teamwork seems to be a favorite. When it comes down to it, what matters is what you’re comfortable with and... read more

What’s underway: fitting, knitting and stringy quilting…

Hello there jackalopes!! Regardless of where any of ya’ll may reside, I feel fairly safe in saying I hope you’re nice and toasty today. Since, based on a detailed examination of my Facebook news feed, the entire earth appears to be covered with snow and... read more

Dress Form Part Two: Customizing with Fabulous Fit

Hey there baby giraffes. I spent a very satisfying Saturday evening obsessing over my new dress form while skyping with the forester. Which brings me to dress form advice bit #1…. if you can have someone with you while pimping out your form I HIGHLY suggest it.... 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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