People come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes, well, the jeans are too long. The Damsel takes note that length isn’t the only thing that can be wrong with jeans. Being a Child of the Seventies, the Damsel wears jeans a lot, mostly because they are comfortable. These, however, look painful. Will everything be [...]
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From the archives: What do you do when your jeans have worn through the knees, and summer is right around the corner? Make cut-offs. It’s so easy! The first step is to lay the jeans out so the legs are very flat, next to each other so you can eyeball where to cut. If you’re [...]
Why did Grandma used to make quilts? Why should you? Should you? Should you take perfectly respectable fabric, cut it up in little pieces, and then sew it back together again in a different order? Grandma used to make quilts to keep her people warm. She’d take apart old clothing and use it in quilts, [...]
At the Damsel’s cottage by the mountains, the Knight erected a flag pole, upon which an American flag waves 24/7. (A light shines on it at nighttime to make that okay.) Except last night, it was so windy, the family decided to bring the flag in. The Damsel noticed the bottom corner had gotten tattered [...]
Confession time: how many garments do you have that you don’t wear, because a button has come off? The Damsel understands. You don’t have time. You’re not sure how. Your mother always did it for you, but now she’s not handy. You’re afraid of needles. Actually, it’s very simple, and with a little practice, you [...]
In the olden days, folks used all sorts of things to dye fabric . . . plants . . . minerals . . . and even crushed insects, although for bug crushing instructions you’ll have to look elsewhere. The Old School will not be covering that. For eggshell and tan colors, using tea is simple [...]