More Art. 4ever vulnerable.

I just created an Etsy shop. And it has some scarves that I created. And then I reapplied deodorant because, tbh, it's scary to be like, "Hey, um, world...what do you think about my art?" Because the reality is: maybe the world doesn't like my art. Don't ask me what happens then. Because I don't... Continue Reading →

Do you still believe in me, Lauren?

Because, in true-to-myself fashion, I went to the fabric store yesterday. Just to look. Oh, and there's a dance this weekend. And, while I have a closet full of beautiful dresses, I thought I'd at least look. Just in case. Three yards of shining taffeta-blend later... ..yep. I did it. I bought it. I cut... Continue Reading →

Her last name was “Happy”

Years ago, when I was in 4-H, there was a woman who would volunteer at the weekend events we would sometimes attend. We would attend maybe once or twice a year--doing our artsy thang in the love that is northern Michigan. This woman was a senior citizen; and she shared a first-name with my mother... Continue Reading →

Still going still sewing

I was rereading through some of my blog posts, and I came across the one that was like, "BRB sewing LOL." And I referenced this image: And this material: But, I was kind of a jerk and never showed the dress. BUT HERE IT IS, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE THINGS LIKE SEWING AND... Continue Reading →

Sewing Shenaniganz

Dude. I have a wedding this weekend. But, it's not my wedding. Although, the director of the department did call out to my open-office environment last Friday, "Hey, Nell, when's your wedding again?" All of the heads turned. Me: "Ummm, it's not my wedding. I'm just going to it. To dance and stuff." So, yeah,... Continue Reading →

Projectssssss and prayers

Sunday was Divine Mercy Sunday. It's kind of a newer devotion, even for Catholics. Here's your background: in the 1920's, a nun from Poland (Sister Faustina) started receiving visions of Jesus who urged her to spread this particular message that Jesus wanted to pour mercy, mercy, mercy upon his people. (My favorite elements of the... Continue Reading →

What I Wore Wednesday

So I was driving to work-y stuff today, though Detroit, and I came across this dewd strutting proudly across the street like he didn't give a good American darn. When he got to the Boulevard and the light turned red and there was no one behind me I snatched this photo. DETROIT IS SO COOL!!... Continue Reading →

Fake it ’til you make it

Legit, someone texted this to my phone yesterday: "Nell, how are you fairing this winter thus far?" And the answer is: it's tough and I'm cold and the city seems overcast and covered in a film of salt--so everything kind of looks grey for a lot of the time. And, while I enjoy wearing grey... Continue Reading →

What I Wore Wednesday–my newest skirt

This is it. This is the corduroy skirt that took a bit o' emotional energy and real-life energy with it. Vintage pattern missing from the envelope, me making up a pocket pattern, me accidentally cutting something improperly with the fabric-pattern facing the wrong way...whew. No one said it was easy. I'm typing as my friend... Continue Reading →

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