Fons And Porter

Oh, Pho the love of … Pho

Remember that time when you were so broke you lived on noodles and soup? Well, I’ve been reliving that lately and it has nothing to do with the good ol’ college days. Yeah, of course, I’m on a shoestring, but I’ve been eating soup and noodles because I want to. Why would I want to […]

Class Review — Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt

Deadlines will be the death of me. I set them, and relax knowing I have lots of time to get the task done. Then suddenly out of nowhere, I have mere hours left before my project is due. But it’s all fine because I’ve planned out everything in my head so just a quick execution […]

Canada Cups Winners Announced & New Giveaway

  **** Edited to add: Marian A. was the charmed winner of the 3-class prize pack provided by Craftsy. Congrats, Marian! Rochelle F. won the black lace, but traded it in for more zippers instead. **** Welcome back! You and I both know that you’re here to find out if you, or someone you know, won a […]

Canada Cups Giveaway 2016

We’re finally at the end of our official Canada Cups tour, but we’re not quite finished yet. We have some exciting prizes to give away — 10 of them, in fact. But before I let you loose with the entries, how about a round of applause for our stupendous bloggers and indulgent sponsors who made this […]

Canada Cups: Meet Linda Sparks of Farthingales

Is she really a corset snob? Two nights ago I watched a movie called “Silk” set in the mid 19th century, while writing for the Canada Cups blog tour. For the first time ever, I looked closely at the costumes of the Victorian Era. And for the first time ever, I cared about what those ladies had […]

Canada Cups — Craftsy Corset Classes

Hey! Come on into my boudoir for a moment. We have to talk about something very intimate. Remember when my friend Gem, the burlesque dancer, posted on Facebook that she just finished making 2 corsets? And I thought she couldn’t have made them from scratch; she probably just added some feathers and bows to personalize it. […]

Canada Cups — Day 3 Itinerary

Happy Hump Day!! And in the spirit of the day, plus the theme of the tour, let’s all sing a rousing chorus of “My Humps” (Black Eyed Peas): My humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps. My humps, my humps… I’m not sure this song has any more lyrics, so let’s call it done, shall we? […]

Canada Cups — Day 2 Itinerary & Craftsy Giveaway

Tuesday, that day of the week between Monday Blues and Hump Day. At least we have fun stuff to get your through it. Let’s go tripping across Canada with the Fairy Bra Mother and her gang of step-children. Here is where you will find us today. ♥ Tuesday, September 13 Lisa fits right in as a new […]

Canada Cups — Day 1 Itinerary & Craftsy Giveaway

Happy Monday! It’s the first full day of our tour. On behalf of our flight crew, I bring you today’s itinerary. If you missed the take off, you can still catch up on the introductions by our Pilot, Fairy Bra Mother. Then meet us at the first stopover. See you there! P.S. Be sure to enter the awesome giveaway by […]

Canada Cups Launch & Craftsy Giveaway

It’s on! Oh yes, 13 of us took flight this morning to bounce our way back and forth across Canada in our skivvies. Right off the runway, we have a post from our very own Fairy Bra Mother, without whom none of us would be inclined to expose ourselves this way. But fairies exist and […]

Flash Finale Giveaway — The Great Canadian Craftsy Bag Tour

  Hello again! We’ve just barely made it home after our Craftsy escapade all across Canada. We’re unpacking our luggage and finding some great souvenirs from the trip, but it’s just too much to keep for ourselves. And because you’ve been such perfect road trip companions, we’d like to share them with you. Up for […]

Tripping on Craftsy: A Week in the Bag

Day 6 It’s been a few decades since I left Alberta, but here I am — virtually waking up hungover in Janelle’s stock room. The past few days have been a crazy ride all over Canada with some of the sweetest, most talented sewists and bloggers up here in the Great White North. I’ve dragged […]

The Great Canadian Craftsy Bag Tour

Welcome to the beautiful city of Montreal. Bienvenue à Montréal, la plus belle ville du monde, in my opinion. (I didn’t need a translator to write that, in case you were wondering.) We’re kicking off a whirlwind road trip across our great country, and if you hang with us all the way to the end, there […]

Crafting vs Aging: Challenge… Accepted!

No doubt you’ve read, or at least heard of, myriad studies on how learning something new or doing something creative affects mental health, energy, aging, etc… If you get your kicks from reading academic research papers, by all means, go ahead and look up scholarly articles on neuronal plasticity. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend it unless you […]

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