Doris Day, Dream a Little Dream of Me

Just a silly post for my cat, who obviously can't read and has no idea what the internet is, except that it is a place where her mom finds the music she loves and she can gaze lovingly at anyone from David Bowie to the Andrews Sisters as they are performing. As I said, I … Continue reading Doris Day, Dream a Little Dream of Me

Serenading Mrs. Kennedy

Funny the things you do when it feels like for years you lost your voice. Lately, I spend most nights singing and playing guitar into the early hours, and I apologize to my neighbour, Mrs. Kennedy, out loud, even though I know she can't really hear me. I've become accustomed to apologizing over the years … Continue reading Serenading Mrs. Kennedy


Today is the anniversary of my mom's death. Every year it hits me like an avalanche. I don't think I'll ever get used to this day, or to spending my birthday without her (I was born on her birthday, August 24th, we were also both born on a Tuesday, coincidentally). This day is always painful, … Continue reading Mom

Interview with Helen of 20th Century Cloth!

This week I'm very excited to be interviewing the lovely Helen of 20th Century Cloth! Helen creates wonderfully fun, kitschy and gorgeous fabrics inspired by Mid-Century textiles and designs. If you've ever longed for the amazing fabric of the Atomic Age, 20th Century Cloth is your go-to shop for incredible fabric that looks truly authentic! … Continue reading Interview with Helen of 20th Century Cloth!

Interview with Molly of Folkwear!

Today I am thrilled to be interviewing Molly Hamilton, the amazingly talented and inspiring woman behind the iconic Folkwear sewing pattern company! Folkwear has been on the scene creating gorgeous patterns based on historical and vintage garments from around the world since the 1970's, and they were actually the first vintage inspired sewing patterns I … Continue reading Interview with Molly of Folkwear!