The Joy of Diversity

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The range of skills and projects I work on is HUGE. sometimes it’s hard to decide what I like most.

How to Recharge your Batteries and Inspire

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I have found that being a small business owner, it is even more of a challenge. I can get so caught up in my work that I forget to properly take care of myself. That is the exact opposite of what needs to happen.

Enter Our Patio Refresh Contest!

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We are having our first contest!   This is a refresh your patio contest.  The budget is $250.00.  So get creative!   Recycle, reuse, and repurpose whatever you can!  Our inspiration is the fabric we found for our cushions in the top left corner image.   Think an explosion of Mexican Fiesta Party! My patio is ONLY 5 […]

I May Have Been Quiet, BUT…..

A MUST read for any fashion enthusiast! I found this book by accident.  I had never heard of it before and now cannot imagine my life without it!   The premise is how fashion influences art and engages you in a way that makes you appreciate the fashion and art BOTH more thoroughly.   You notice the […]

Bespoke Clothing or Leather Design Process

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So you’d like a custom formal dress, or an amazing leather bag, perhaps some clothes for an upcoming trip. What actually happens when you work with us? PART 1 IS THE DESIGN PHASE. This is also your consultation meeting.  This is where you decide exactly what you want to be created.  What is the function, […]

Creating 16th Man’s Century Scottish Linen Shirt

Historically Accurate Highlander Shirt

My client is a true Highlander. VERY tall [6’4”], very broad and muscular 55” chest, and extremely muscular all over. He requested a period correct Scottish linen shirt to wear with his favorite kilt [his family tartan].  The project began by researching and reading and reading and putting the information into the perspective of the […]