Oct 31, 2013
Let's start with today's trash find.
I know, I know, I'm supposed to be ditching. But all ditch and no dumpster makes MPB a dull blog. Look what I found on my afternoon dog walk!
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Let's start with the boots, shall we?
As an American, I am very vulnerable to the phrase "40% off." And the word "Nordstroms." Add "Free Shipping" and I am helpless.
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
Readers, after publishing the sumptuous, "Draping: The Complete Course" by Karolyn Kiisel last month, what could Laurence King Publishing possibly do for an encore?
Oct 23, 2013
Friends, to be honest, I've always preferred ketchup to mustard. But not anymore!
My latest outfit -- mustard pants, black and white gingham shirt, and gray sweater vest -- is live today at Mood, in all its glory. See it by simply clicking here.
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Readers, it is so very important to maintain our sewing tools if they are to perform for us at their best.
Oct 17, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Readers, I know the changes are subtle -- a muted purple inside collar stand attached to a regular collar -- but I like this version of my tan shirt much more than the earlier one. I've decided I'm not really into shirts with just collar bands; my neck's too long for them, or my face is too narrow. Or something.
Oct 11, 2013
Today I revisited my Singer 66 treadle.
I haven't treadled in a while and I thought I might use it to make my gingham shirt. It's such fun to use and stitches so beautifully. My 66 dates from 1920 and uses back-clamping feet. I own quite a few, fortunately (more than I actually use).
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 9, 2013
Oct 8, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Oct 4, 2013
The more I ditch, the more I realize this is not just about a book here, an old scarf there. I would honestly like to be rid of more than half the things I own!
Oct 3, 2013
Oct 2, 2013
Oct 1, 2013
Tuesday -- Day 2 -- and the ditching continues.
This oversized black hat makes me look like a guy who might sell you camera equipment at B&H Photo, let's leave it at that. Off to the Salvation Army it goes!