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Back to Business (with bad pictures and some dress form action)

Hello there giant flemish bunnies! January just whipped by didn’t it? That’s a relief. I have found, to my dismay, that the weather in Nashville is more like the weather in Minneapolis than Texas. The Nashvillians of my acquaintance keep telling me that... read more

Be still my thrumming heart. The making of the warmest mittens in the universe.

Morning orangutans with your frozen fingers! If you’re the Christmasey type, I hope you had a nice one full of snacks and presents and as little football and family crazytime as possible. Ours was lovely, although I’m not quite done yet, having  make-up... read more

A mixed Macaron. Fitting, part 1.

Morning bunnies! My, you are a proliferate lot, aren’t you. Could you please stop hopping around and driving my poor hound crazy? One day she actually will catch one of you and I think all involved will be traumatized. She’s more of a lover than a fighter,... read more

Quick tip: Pencil skirts and those pesky top of the thigh folds (tilted waist adjustment)…

Greetings muskrats! I almost skipped posting today – I’m deep into quilt-making and didn’t think all ya’ll would be interested in following down this dark alley… isn’t it weird when your favorite bloggers all of a sudden-like change their focus?? Ho-hum. Not to worry,... read more

The May dress… the tribal maxi dress or the Mrs. Roper dress? You decide…

Morning dragonflies! It’s a late, late post today. I spent the weekend obsessing about quilt strips, obsessively cleaning the house and engaging in various other obsessions that don’t immediately come to mind, but avoiding winged insects such as yourselves was up... read more

The May dress… the bodice. Mrs. Roper gypsy dress…

Greetings jackalopes. I believe in you. I do. What I find UNbelievable is that evolution and/or the higher-power-of-choice chose to make the antlerless version of bunnies. What useless and strange creatures! Moving on. I am sorry to reporrit (anyone a Pern fan? That... 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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