Appetizers · Cooking · Parties

An Elegantly Simple Cheese Plate

Sometimes the most impressive appetizers are the ones that take the least amount of work. This is one of those times. To be honest, a cheese plate was a last minute addition to my menu. I certainly didn’t expect it to be a showstopper that had multiple people asking for the recipe. I don’t mind… Continue reading An Elegantly Simple Cheese Plate

Crafting · Holiday · Paper Crafts

Sparkly Vintage Paper Ornaments

For me, the holidays should be warm and cozy days filled with family, friends, and the things that make us happiest. The last few years have been a bit bumpy, and during that time I needed nothing more than those essentials. Decorating was the furthest thing from my mind. This year I was pleasantly surprised… Continue reading Sparkly Vintage Paper Ornaments

Crafting · Giveaways · Holiday

Holiday Felt Ornament Giveaway

I’ve been working on a new holiday decor pattern set featuring an embroidery design of holly leaves and berries. The design itself comes from an 1820’s dinner dress at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I previously released this design on my historical costuming website, but felt it had a lot more potential than just as a… Continue reading Holiday Felt Ornament Giveaway

Crafting · Paper Crafts

Sewing Vector Icons – Small and Large Sets

As any creative knows, the right image can make or break a project. I love having the perfect pieces that reflect my personal style and color palette. Often, I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for, so I make them myself. That’s how these two sets of sewing vector icons came into being – I… Continue reading Sewing Vector Icons – Small and Large Sets

Crafting · Patterns · Sewing

Good Mews Cat Appliqué PDF Pattern

I originally created this elegant cat appliqué pattern when I wanted something special for a quick “poodle” skirt to wear to a sock hop. Dogs aren’t really my thing, but cats are! “Good Mews” – this appliqué design can add style and personality to your next project, as well.I kept the design simple, with the… Continue reading Good Mews Cat Appliqué PDF Pattern

Paris · Restaurants · Travel

Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

I have a little tradition when I’m in Paris. Every morning, I seek out a different bakery and buy a croissant (or two). With just 10 days to spend in Paris, I knew that at most I could only sample a baker’s dozen of croissants. This time I wanted to take notes in case I… Continue reading Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

Crafting · Paper Crafts

A Travel Journal for England and Paris

*Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. For big trips like my recent one to England and Paris, I like to take along… Continue reading A Travel Journal for England and Paris