How to Recharge your Batteries and Inspire

Resort Wear Bathing Suit Cover Up

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.

The Joys of a Vintage Machine

Singer 66 Hand Crank 1919

Singer 66 Hand Crank 1919 Recently I became the proud owner of class 66 1919 Singer hand-crank sewing machine. She is not without her issues.  My good friend and former professional sewing machine repairman and current gunsmith, Robert Horst has kindly been helping me restore her to her former functionality and soon-to-be beauty. She now […]

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 […]