Tag Archives: Jess Russell. Romance

The Skirt in Action!

So, I did not win the Rita Award. It  went to the wonderful Kelly Bowen, who won a Rita last year as well.  HERE is a list of all the winners. BUT, I had a wonderful time seeing friends and connecting … Continue reading

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Romancing the Skirt

July’s   part deux! So the futzing is finished. I bagged the idea of the underskirt, I wanted the skirt to be wispy and fluttery. The extra volume didn’t really add anything. Instead I stitched some horsehair braid into the … Continue reading

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Color my World

I am resurrecting Trash to Treasure! This particular project has to do with my “Lipstick on a Pig Project.” My building was built between Wadsworth and Broadway on 181st street in 1906. This is my subway station. They are working … Continue reading

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And the Winner is…

the Winner is…. Congrats, Susan! You will receive this handmade gift! A batik tissue box featuring Orange Carp. (Carp are good luck, BTW.) If you are interested in seeing pics of the batik process click HERE. Thank you to all … Continue reading

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Let the embellishments begin!

We are up to 16 Reviews! 7 days left to get to our goal of 50! Who will win the handmade prize? Shoot me an email to let me know you have purchased the book and I will enter your … Continue reading

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A little tease…

Excerpt from Mad for the Marquess~ Very well, she would let her hair down. Really, men could be children at times. She pulled the first pin and slid it into her pocket. By the second, he had stopped dead and … Continue reading

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Mad for the Marquess ~ Out tomorrow!

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Say YES to the Dress #2 “Puttin’ on the Glitz”

One week until Mad for the Marquess is released! So let’s get to the Glitz! But first, The winner of the SLEEVE is: Tulip A good choice because it is simple and can easily be added to if so desired. … Continue reading

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Say YES to the Dress #2 Bodice takes Shape

And the winner of the Bodice shape is: “V” waistline and “V” neckline! So on we go. The pattern shows two views, one with a ruched front placket, and one with “Reveres” (which is a sort of lapel). I am … Continue reading

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Say YES to the Dress #2 ~ Under Pinnings and Basic Shape

And the winner is: Opalescent Taffeta! The linen was strong early in the voting, but then the taffeta squeaked through. Actually, I am just as happy NOT have to sacrifice these beautifully made curtains to my sewing scissors. They are … Continue reading

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