Current Projects

Redesigning my 1950s Dress

Redesigning my 1950s Dress

A few months ago I was culling my closet of old items long forgotten when I happened upon a few that had been mistakenly buried in the shuffle of everyday life coupled with our various moves into different homes.

I hadn't worn two of these beauties simply because they did not fit well. EDIT: They fit me but did not allow me any range of motion or the ability to eat throughout the day, which is a total no-go for me! I want to be able to move and eat a...


Intentions for 2019

Intentions for 2019

The mark of a New Year is always somewhat exciting for me. I just love the idea of a fresh start, a clean slate on which to paint new ideas, thoughts, and dreams. Technically, I started my new year sometime in December, but still, when the calendar read January 1st, 2019 I will admit I got a tad giddy with excitement and anticipation for what the mark of the new year might bring.

This year, I decided to follow Gretchen Rubin's prompt of creating a list of 19 items I would like to see happen in...


Creating my Mom's Wedding Dress

Creating my Mom's Wedding Dress

Last weekend, Arlen and I flew out to Las Vegas to attend my mom's wedding. It was a very special, intimate event that I was proud to share with my mother and her soon-to-be-husband.

Prior to us flying out, I was spending lots of hours actually crafting the dress that my mom planned to wear- a complete surprise to her fiance! She had told him that the dress she planned on wearing was going to be an alteration of a Lilly Pulitzer dress I had purchased for her back when I worked as an intern at their King of Prussia...