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
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
I've been hanging out (on Youtube, I wish in real life!) with Professor Amanda Hallay and taking a deep dive into 1980's fashion with Ultimate Fashion History: the 1980's, while taking a bit of a break (to get a bite to eat to help combat this awful stomach flu I've had all weekend) from having … Continue reading Ultimate Fashion History, The 1980’s (and the 1990’s!)
I haven't really been around this past week - well, I haven't really been around much the last few weeks, but this week more so than usual. Things have been chaotic and my internet connection decided that this month was the perfect time to start being particularly terrible and unreliable - hopefully that will change … Continue reading An Update, and a bit of a Tribute to My Sisters
I just had to post and say a huge thank you to the lovely Angie of Transcribing Memory (a seriously wonderful and fascinating blog everyone should check out immediately!) for this wonderful write up of my little ol' blog! I'm so incredibly honored to be featured on Transcribing Memory - this made my day! ❤ … Continue reading Thank you so much Angie!! ❤
Thank you, dear, sweet, beautiful lady, for your voice, your truth, your power and your healing gifts. For all the nights you sang me to sleep. You are deeply loved by so many. Thank you for everything you gave us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9-yfeA2JZs ♥
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
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!
I know, I know, I'm obsessed! Here is another Biba related video, from the 50th anniversary of Biba, back in 2014. So much fun! I love Barbara and could listen to her talk and tell stories about Biba all day long (From A to Biba is much the same, full of wonderful stories, such an … Continue reading Bath in Fashion Celebrates 50 Years of Biba!
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!