Our Sewing Machine is Broken

When we first moved to Thailand, we relied heavily on the moving sales of other expats and the market near our house to get established since we came over with just a suitcase and backpack each. We also had no car, so anytime there was a sale within walking distance, we were on it. This is how we ended up buying a random assortment of kitchen and home goods from an interesting Russian couple down the street. Tory walked home with a bag of miscellaneous kitchen utensils (including a freaky vintage can opener that we still use if we have to) while I slowly drove the scooter back loaded with two end tables and yes, a sewing machine! Continue reading “Our Sewing Machine is Broken”

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A little about fashion and DIY Baby Pants

In a past life, I used to create my own fashion line. Actually it was in this life, but it seems like a long time ago. It was a great creative outlet and I met inspiring artists in Minneapolis who put a lot of thought and care into what they wear, where it comes from, and how it is made. I was on the board of a fledgeling eco-fashion organization that challenged me to keep the human and planetary costs of fashion at the forefront of my mind, though I didn’t always succeed at upholding those values while creating my collections.
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