My vest-making projects came to halt in late July, when I enrolled in an online course “Introduction to Photoshop.” My previous attempts to use Photoshop had been unsuccessful, despite doing the tutorials and watching YouTube videos, so my husband suggested I look for a class. The course was offered by http://www.ed2go.com through my local community… Continue reading Back to School
Virtual Halloween Costumes created using Adobe Photoshop During the past few years I have made very elaborate Halloween costumes for our three dogs. In 2019, our groomer wanted to turn Topper into a unicorn. She decorated Daisy as a rainbow, and I resurrected my rainbow costume I had made nearly 40 years ago. In 2020… Continue reading Happy Halloween!
September was a bittersweet month. The Queen's passing on September 8th hit me hard. I had a renewed interest in British history due to watching both "The Crown" and "Downton Abbey" earlier this year. I had also recently discovered a black & white photo of the Queen my (late) mother had saved from when she… Continue reading September Milestones
In Spring 2021 I started making fisherman-style vests. I had read that they were becoming popular as tech vests. After looking online for one to buy, I decided that I would have better luck making one to my husband’s specifications. Working from home since March 2020, he needed to keep two cell phones, ear buds,… Continue reading A Year of Vests
A Memory Quilt for Topper On February 6th, Topper celebrated his 10th birthday. I had decided a while back that it would be fun to make him a quilt out of his many grooming bandanas. 10 years x 6 grooms per year meant I had plenty to choose from, especially with extras from Bear and… Continue reading Happy 10th Birthday, Topper!
After taking a break from blogging about our adventures (and misadventures) with our 2015 Roadtrek E-trek, I decided to reinvent my blog with a focus on my other interests, which include sewing, quilting, and scrapbooking, I have included the old blog posts, since RV travel remains very popular (although not for us) and people may still… Continue reading The Blog is Back!
For many years I had wanted to make a Memory Quilt, an idea I saw on one of our favorite sitcoms, "Rules of Engagement" in an episode titled "Jeff's Wooby" from Season 1, (air date 3/19/2007). About ten years ago, I recruited my mother-in-law, who is a very talented quilter, to make one for my… Continue reading Bearly Quilts
Last year we renewed out love of Legos. We were trying to think of some "fun" gifts for our then 25 year-old son, and remembered how much he loved Legos as a child and teen. He loved his sets so much that he had them displayed in his apartment as decorations. So I started collecting… Continue reading Legomania!
Last year I started making fisherman-style vests customized for tech, glasses, and other supplies. In 2021 I completed ten vests, six for my husband, three as gifts, and one currently for sale at my Etsy store (the Railroad Denim Vest pictured below).
Before selling the E-trek I had removed the custom covers I made to protect the leather from the dogs. They had just been sitting in a drawer and I thought there was enough fabric to make something else. I had recently made a chair cover for my husband’s favorite leather chair, using the following instructions.… Continue reading Custom Cushion Covers Repurposed