1. 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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  2. Book Review: Charles Freeman’s Holy Bones, Holy Dust

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    December 15, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Another book review. Nonfiction.  Charles Freeman. Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe. New Haven, …
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  3. Illustrations: Inspirational Quotes

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    December 2, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Here are a few illustrations I’ve done based on inspirational quotes. All of it is hand-done, no computer use for …
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  4. Book Review: Molly Caldwell Crosby’s The American Plague

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    November 13, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Greetings all! Jaybird has been contemplating his first post deeply. It is coming, but not quite yet. It’s been too …
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  5. Vintage Travel-Themed Master Bedroom

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    November 1, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Hello hello! Time for a very overdue blog post. So I have this issue that many people have. I keep …
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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. Sunday Fun-Day Number 3

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    September 16, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Hello all. Yesterday’s Sunday Fun-Day was fun, but less crafty than usual. Katie and I worked on some projects that …
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  8. 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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  9. Sunday Fun-Day Post Number 2

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    August 24, 2013 by magpiemenina

    It’s time for the second Sunday Fun-Day post, just in time for another Sunday Fun-Day! (So I’ve been busy…). We’ve …
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  10. Doodling

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    August 12, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Did some doodling before Jaybird flew the coop for his deployment, but with an eye towards that. Missing him a …
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