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Smells Like Perfume?

Well hello there friend. Yes I was away again but this time I have a legitimate reason… I was on vacation. Here’s a picture:

Looks dreadful doesn’t it? 619 more words

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Collars for Marcia

I made a beautiful collar for another Mother of the Bride. She lives in Maryland and it happens that she also raises Border Leicesters which have been used to create the collar below: 36 more words


The Mother of the Bride

I had to admit, at some point I felt a little panic during the production of this dress (just a little). I tend to think about too many “what if’s” and I have to remind myself that I will be fine. 251 more words


Building a Natural Dye Reference Library, Part 4 (and part 1 of 2)

After reading– poring over, really– A Dyer’s Garden by Rita Buchanan, I used her name as a search word on Amazon, which brought up the above gem, Dyes From Nature, by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record, published in 1990, with Rita Buchanan as the guest editor. 370 more words

The Weld in Lamb's Quarters

A couple of months ago, I planted some weld seeds in the single plot of dirt we have in our cement jungle front yard. I don’t think that dirt had been touched in  275 more words

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Cochineal and Osage Orange

I was able to order some cochineal from a farm in Oaxaca a couple of months ago, and I’ve been waiting for the right moment to use it. 215 more words