2018 – A New Year

Looking back at 2017 I am amazed at how far I’ve come.  I had to close down my apothecary business it had grown into an incredibly successful venture… one that my current postal/insurance/housing situation couldn’t sustain.  Simply put?  I wasn’t prepared for how big it got so fast. I as left with a real void. Continue reading “2018 – A New Year”

How Tuesday: The Slimline Revisited

When you find a great pattern, you tend to make it over and over.  This wallet is just a great pattern. Today I’m going to show you how to alter it to add a frame clasp.  It’s ridiculously easy and looks so sleek and elegant. How do you do it?  Simple. Construct the inside ofContinue reading “How Tuesday: The Slimline Revisited”

How-Tuesday: Ruff-let

For today’s How Tuesday I’m going to talk you through creating this Ruffled Wristlet/Slimline Wallet hybrid, the Ruff-Let. This project is really pretty easy, but sussing out the measurements is the tricky part. To start!  Chose your fabrics carefully as the ruffled accent doesn’t work well with  some prints, so maybe scrunch the fabric upContinue reading “How-Tuesday: Ruff-let”

Somewhere, Over the Rainbow

Yesterday it was the first real day of Fall.  No PSLs here, instead it starts to storm and we start the cycle of losing power and having the streets flood! Yesterday I trekked to the Campania with the Little to get some more school supplies at the Carrefour, she keeps bringing home lists of moreContinue reading “Somewhere, Over the Rainbow”

MCW – The Men’s Chained Wallet

One oh my husband’s good friends at work, Guiseppi, has been a constant well of support and advice.  We thought it would be nice to surprise him with something OOAK (which is a really big deal here in Southern Italy) and handmade.  We decided to make him a men’s wallet and after thinking about itContinue reading “MCW – The Men’s Chained Wallet”