This is $100 worth of clothes…

Mary/ June 20, 2016

I love consignment/thrift shops. I love the thrill of the hunt. I love that I can continue my wonderful habit of wearing something different almost all the time, without breaking the bank. It’s

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Good News Shoes

Mary/ December 28, 2015

I worked very hard this summer. I had two large project competitions going at the same time. Once the dust settled and they were submitted we then had to wait to hear….hear if

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Grandma’s Parcel

Mary/ December 18, 2015

As a young child, I recall the excitement of getting Grandma’s parcel in December. Usually a couple weeks before Christmas, a big box would arrive at the house. Inside were home-sewn flannelette nightgowns

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Tasks that Soothe

Mary/ October 20, 2015

I’m back. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted…I think there has only been one blog post this summer. Not what I had planned. Friends and colleagues had commented earlier in the year:

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This is a Dress

Mary/ July 28, 2015

This is a wonderful summer dress from Maiwa Handprints, located on Granville Island, here in Vancouver. Maiwa started as a fabric art supply store, but branched out into clothing, accessories and home décor

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Sew Happy

Mary/ May 15, 2015

I grew up in a small town….but that didn’t stop me from wearing Vogue Paris Original designs to my school dances…because I could sew. In the 1970’s, most young ladies and women sewed;

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Celebrate Everything

Mary/ May 11, 2015

Until Further Notice: Celebrate Everything I read this line on the memorial plaque on a bench in a lakeside park, visiting my Dad last summer. Good advice, really. I’m all for celebrating everything.

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Mary/ March 23, 2015

Had the pleasure of catching a fabulous exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver the other weekend. It was called “From Rationing to Ravishing” and exhibited women’s fashions from the 1930’s onward, through war

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