Category Archives: Ruminating, Reminiscing, & Rambling

Donating Old Sewing Supplies

I was at my local Salvation Army the other day — they have the best prices in town for dresses, you know — and I wondered suddenly why I hadn’t seen any sewing patterns there.  So I asked.  The answer?  … Continue reading

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Hating Facebook Is Like Hating a Hammer

It’s quite popular these days to talk about how much you hate Facebook. “I should really delete my account,” a friend sighs, “but I just can’t do it.”  Another friend is convinced that Facebook is the root of all communication … Continue reading

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Is Barbie an Unrealistic Menace? Evaluating Barbie in the Historic Context of the New Look

Barbie gets a bad rap these days.  She’s mocked for her body shape.  She’s translated into “real measurements” ad infinitum.  Mothers refuse to let their daughters play with Barbie because they might catch a “bad body image” from her.  Barbie … Continue reading

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Fabulous Finds and Life Lessons from an Estate Sale

The Sale My mom came to visit this weekend as a belated birthday present. Sewing/antique junkies that we are, we decided yesterday morning to head over to an antique store the next town over. As we were driving down the … Continue reading

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Avoid All the Billionaires: A Guide to Discernment for Free Kindle Fiction

Since my husband gave me a Kindle for Christmas almost two years ago, I’ve maxed out most of the good freebie classics and have been reduced to browsing the Top 100 Free Bestsellers on Amazon.com.  Sometimes, you find amazing stuff.  … Continue reading

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The Great Big News

I read somewhere once that a large percentage of blog posts are explanations for why no posts have been posted. I’m about to join that percentage. I’m writing this at my desk in the Textiles, Merchandising, & Interiors graduate student … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping for Your Creativity

I just came across this interesting article shared on (my new favorite blog) unclutterer.com — “Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity?” I gotta confess, it made me feel sheepish. When was the last time, thinking you didn’t have time to sew, that you bought … Continue reading

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