Category Archives: Crafts

  1. Pattern Review: Simplicity 2250 (Cynthia Rowley): The Go-Anywhere Dress

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    December 8, 2014 by magpiemenina

    A quick review of a sewing pattern, Simplicity 2250, a Cynthia Rowley pattern. The pattern is a thin-strapped dress with seemingly-intricate front pleating and stitching, a skirt with gathers and pleats, back ties, and pockets.

  2. Making a Personalized Bookplate Stamp

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    June 27, 2014 by magpiemenina

    The weather is lovely and the garden is in and flourishing. We got the first round of weeding done yesterday. …
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  3. DIY Vintage Wastebasket Redo

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    January 19, 2014 by magpiemenina

    Okay, so IĀ almost got this week’s blog up on time. Is the third week in January when everyone else’s New …
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  4. Bye, Baby Bunting Quilt with Pattern

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    January 9, 2014 by magpiemenina

    Hello! Week two and New Year’s resolutions are going well! My dear, dear sister and her husband just welcomed their …
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  5. Shirtwaist Dress: Review of McCall’s M6503 & Simplicity 1880

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    January 2, 2014 by magpiemenina

    Happy New Year! I am looking forward to 2014, and good riddance to bad rubbish to 2013! My New Year’s …
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  6. Sunday Fun-Day Number 4: Halloween Decor and Poodle Portrait

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    October 9, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Last weekend, my parents, aunt, and grandmother drove down from upper Ohio to visit. It was really swell to get …
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  7. Vintage Colander Lamp Shade

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    September 10, 2013 by magpiemenina

    It’s raining today. I was going to work outside in the garden and put up a new perch for the …
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