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What is a Renaissance Faire? And why you should go!

Ah, the Renaissance Faire... based on Eastern European history and culture. While titled 'Renaissance', it actually encompasses pretty much ALL periods from the beginning of the middle ages (5th century) through the Renaissance ending in the 17th century.  Disclaimer I feel... Continue Reading →

12 Sewing and Quilting Memes Sewers Understand All Too Well

(Repost from Sewingpartsonline.com) Laughter is the best medicine and it’s time for a big dose of happy. Kick up your feet and enjoy some of the most liked/pinned/shared sewing and quilting memes/comics. So many misconceptions about what a sewist really... Continue Reading →

Photos from Ireland! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The factual history of the day and the traditions celebrated around the world in modern times are pretty different, but however you celebrate, have fun and be safe! I had high hopes to do another Irish... Continue Reading →

Irish Soda Bread – Fresh From the Collins Kitchen

Irish Soda Bread Recipe (All pictures are property of Brianne Collins) Since it's March, and St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish are generally celebrated in the states, I wanted to try my hand at Irish Soda Bread. It is... Continue Reading →

New Item! Men’s Shirt

Hey all! I have a new item up in my shop. I've finished an XL men's shirt, great for Renaissance or Medieval Faires/Festivals, Pirate costume, Highlander or Outlander costume, Con's, LARP'ing, etc. Please check out the item, and my others,... Continue Reading →

Irish Barm Brack (fruit bread) – Fresh from the Collins Kitchen

(All images in this post belong to Brianne Collins) I'm excited for the Spring! Aren't you? Even though we have some cold days coming back around here in WV this week, signs of Spring are everywhere! The snowdrops, crocus, and... Continue Reading →

Rosie Posie dress – Pattern Test

Since I'm not busy enough (ha!) I decided to try out this pattern test for a local pattern designer this month.  I could not pass up the opportunity to try out this *adorable* little girls dress pattern! Isn't it so... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Afraid To Fail

Some simple motivation for those that may need it! Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try. There's a saying, "If you never try, then you never know" that is so true. You can apply this to anything:... Continue Reading →

Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies – Fresh from the Collins Kitchen

(All images in this post belong to Brianne Collins) I LOVE cookies. They're small, quick to grab as a snack, oh and it helps that they're usually pretty tasty. I know, so NOT healthy to consume in large quantities. But... Continue Reading →

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