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side seam pockets… and the mother/daughter dress challenge

In this world of imperfections, one of the niggling problems of everyday life is the lack of functional pockets in women’s clothing. I’m certain I’ve mentioned it before. Someone as addicted to lip balm as I am starts to twitch when made to go without pockets. Unfortunately, I myself have fallen into the trap of […]


zippered t-shirt sleeves and front

Two weeks from now, on March 20, my friends at LoadingReadyRun are holding their 7th anniversary screening at the Victoria Event Centre. It just so happens that on that same day, I will be celebrating my birthday. In anticipation of these two simultaneous events, I present you with a new t-shirt modification method, altering a […]

easy ribbon roses

Here’s a fast, simple and elegant craft to help you prepare for Mothers’ Day. Or any other I-love-you, gift-giving, here-have-something-pretty occasion. You don’t have to use ribbon for this, either. You can use any long and narrow piece or cloth. Try a strip of scrap fabric, even a shoelace might work. Don’t have either of […]