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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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Say”Yes” to the Dress! #2

Forget the cake on Bastille Day! Instead, pick up a copy of Mad for the Marquess! Or better yet, have your cake and read the book too! Now, for:  Say “Yes” to the Dress (#2)! No more hand-stitching! The sewing … Continue reading

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My new Book, Mad for the Marquess!

I’m B-a-a-a-a-ck! I am excited to announce Mad for the Marquess, my new historical romance is coming out JULY 14th! Meet my Marquess~   James Drake, Marquess of Devlin, had everything—until he was found covered in blood, standing over a … Continue reading

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Meh to Marvelous!

Welcome to September’s I’m calling this Meh to Marvelous! But first things first! I promised you photos of my flower girl “tablecloth” dress in action! Here are Anna Claire and Leah in their frocks~       You’ll notice a … Continue reading

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Linen Table Cloth to Flower Girl Froth

 August’s I am calling Linen Table Cloth to Flower Girl Froth. My youngest nephew is getting married at the end of this month. One of his sisters has two little girls, Anna Claire and Leah. They  will be flower girls. (pretty cute, huh?)I … Continue reading

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Diamond in the Rough to Pretty in Pink

Welcome to the June edition of I’m calling it Diamond in the Rough to Pretty in PINK. This find is really a diamond in the rough. The “diamonds” and beading were what attracted me to this potentially fabulous Frock. Here it is: … Continue reading

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Hot Mess to On Fire

Welcome to this month’s I’m calling it: “HOT MESS” to “ON FIRE”  I unearthed this “little” beauty (as you can see its HUGE) from my church thrift store on 96th Street. It was $7. I honestly did not know WHAT I was … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal to Midriff Melody

Welcome to #4 Heavy Metal to Midriff Melody this month’s~ I unearthed this “Treasure” at the Salvation Army on 96th Street.   They were just about to put it on the floor when I snagged it for a cool $24.99. Expensive for … Continue reading

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Wedding to Wearable (#3 Trash to Treasure)

Wedding to Wearable Welcome to installment #3 of: Today I am taking a 70’s (I think) bridal gown and reinventing it into a new              2015 evening gown. Now, some of you may sigh and think, “Oh, to destroy someone’s wedding … Continue reading

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Trash to Treasure 1900’s to 1800’s

Ready, Set, Redingote! Welcome to the second installment of my “Trash to Treasure” series. Lots of fun comments on my re-vamped sheath dress. The over-whelming consensus was my efforts made it BETTER! Yeah! Chalk one up for me! Now we move … Continue reading

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