Sewing Project: Fishy Tank (New Look 6900)

I made this tank a few years ago and it is one of those projects that I have absolutely loved! It was really easy to sew, fits great and I always get a ton of compliments every time I wear it. I got the inspiration when I came across this adorable[Read more]

My Vintage Patterns: Part 2

For your enjoyment, here’s the second installment of my vintage patterns:     Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 9: Coffee Mugs

It’s no secret that I’m a complete coffee addict! I love me some good coffee and usually drink it at least couple of times a day- with lots of milk and sugar (or hot chocolate mix- it makes a great mocha, try it!). One of my favorite things to pick[Read more]

Sewing Project: Gathered Skirt

I whipped up this skirt last weekend with some vintage fabric I found at the Goodwill a while back. Something about this light blue fabric just seemed perfect for a dirndl-style skirt. I used Gertie’s great tutorial on her blog (find the link here), but modified it just a little.[Read more]

Trip to Virginia

A little over a week ago, Marie, one of my best Peace Corps friends, got married in her hometown of Chesapeake, Virginia. I made the long journey out there from California to attend her wedding, and even after what seemed like countless delays and a cancelled flight, I don’t regret[Read more]

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 8: Baubles

Hello and welcome to another edition of Thrifty Thursday, my feature where I share some of my many thrift store finds. This week, I’m sharing some of the jewelry I’ve picked up over the last few years:

Outfit Post: My Lucky Day Dress

I was really excited when I found this vintage dress in a local thrift shop for just $5… and even more excited when it actually fit me perfectly! This is possibly one of the best finds in my entire thrifting career. It has buttons running all down the back, which[Read more]

First Impressions of Tonga

  As some of you know, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tonga from 2009 to 2011. Of course, it was a major life experience which shaped me in so many ways and I think about it often, but in the last few weeks I’ve found myself thinking of[Read more]

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 7: Blues and Greens

Here’s a selection of my recent thrifting finds in shades of blue and green: Fire-King bowl Pyrex dish- with a lid! A pretty aqua-blue plate Tourister train case More pyrex (This item is currently for sale in my Etsy shop here)  And more pyrex! Mid-century votive holder Thanks for looking![Read more]

Sewing Project: Dress from a 50’s Paperback

During my time working at a vocational program for disabled adults, I worked with a group of people who did contract jobs for local businesses. When we didn’t have much other work to do, we recycled the paper from old books that were donated to our program. As a result[Read more]