I just LOVE the sentiment here. Why not believe, and just try our darndest? Imagine all the fun to be had along the way! Much love,
LOVE to see happy faces being busy at The Sewing Studio! Happy making everyone!
Over the years, I have learned to accept migraine days for what they are, a thing with a strong personality that takes me over, and one where "resistance is futile"as the Borg of Star Trek fame are apt to claim. Migraines just are and so it is. Sometimes I don't even mind them so much … Continue reading Enough with the migraines
Had a blast working with two students - Carol and Sue - in today's session, the first of 4 Friday afternoon classes in which I teach my typical process and techniques used in constructing a Mimi-style tunic. Sample Mimi-style TunicStarting with a men's dress shirt (or two) as the base, we move to deconstructing and harvesting … Continue reading The Mimi-Tunic Class
To be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Hunter St. W. @ Rubidge. Friday 4 - 8 and Saturday and Sunday 10 - 4 All items are handcrafted by local artisans, many are one-of-a-kind (both the items and the artisans!) Here's a peek of a few things I plan to submit... I sure hope to … Continue reading Peterboro’s Artisanity Nov 3-5 Sale
In A Joyful Life, I talk about becoming a partner with my depression rather than its ennemy. And how, surprisingly, this approach provided a level of freedom from its steel grip on my life. But in order to become a partner you first must understand who or what the dark beast is made up … Continue reading Get To Know Your Depression
It's about breathing new life into discarded textiles. On top of its ecological friendliness, up-cycling appeals to my practical roots, where thrift store finds were a source of ingenuity, not shame. And where linings from old fur coats could be transformed into gorgeous satin pants! These days, making new pieces from old ones nourishes my creative … Continue reading AppleTowne Designs
First things first! Learn to navigate a sewing machine in Session I. Then start building your skills right away by making bags of varied styles (including one with a zipper similar to picture). Enjoy hands-on instruction and expert guidance. Session II will have you constructing PJ bottoms - by learning to understand a pattern - … Continue reading Sewing for Beginners Starts in 2 Days
You might have heard about 'the science of happiness' or seen books with a big yellow smiley face on the whole cover. I'm not a fan of that yellow smiley so much, because it seems to reduce this important psychology to something simplistic (just smile a lot and you'll be happy as a clam, just … Continue reading Positive Psychology
yipee! The Mighty magazine published my article for their 150 million readers. Thank you, for giving a voice to those with lived experiences, and spreading the word on mental wellness.