Rendezvous with Subtlety

So I was feeling a little crafty when I got contacted about a pillow for an upcoming Fort Campbell Basket Auction…. I am trying to get away from stuff that looks incredibly “Army”-I like to have mementos from everywhere, but I really wish there were more things out there that didn’t look like they came […] Read more…

Back on the Radar (Well, Almost!)

I have been hiding out for a while.  Off the grid.  Incommunicado. December was crazy busy for me, which was a great thing, but something that I was not entirely prepared for.  I sold a lot of pillows on Etsy, and had a lot of fun doing it. In January, things slowed way down, which […] Read more…

Fun With Wine

Wine makes a great gift for all occasions, but Christmas is a time when it never hurts to have a few extra bottles ready to go for special events or last minute gifts that are still thoughtful and unique. Personalized wine labels are a must–they make even a grocery store purchase seem special.  If you have […] Read more…

The House-bound Project

I live in Columbia, South Carolina.  For the last several days we have had some severe flooding due to Hurricane Joachin.  So I have put myself on house arrest. On the first day of my exile, I caught up on a lot of shows on the DVR and did some laundry. Day 2:  Swept, dusted, […] Read more…

Finally! It’s Pillow Time!

Soooo…. It’s been over a month since I decided to seek out a new printer for my pillow designs. And, as a way to check out the quality and service of the printer I chose, I decided to have a contest and get somebody else’s ideas printed on some fabric. That part worked out great!  Thanks […] Read more…

You Have to Enter to Win!!!

The Ruck and Regalia page over on Facebook is fast approaching 500 likes!  I am so excited–I never expected so many endorsements, and I am so thankful for your approval! I STRONGLY BELIEVE in showing appreciation to people who help me out.  SOOOOO…..I am going to have a little contest!  Here is the story…… Read more…

Sweet Hostess Gift!

  I love it when people send me great ideas! I just got this fabulous idea for a hostess gift, along with some really amazing photos from Melinda Garcia down in Fort Bliss, Texas! Read more…

Print Your Own Fabric!

A friend of mine was telling me recently about a website that prints custom fabric.  I am an avid “Project Runway” watcher, so I was aware of the fact that custom fabric printers did exist, but I did not know that the possibility existed for non-fashion designers like myself to take advantage of them. All […] Read more…

Just a Quick Freebie

I am kind of an amateur graphic designer.  I have no formal training, and I am not that great at most design aspects, but I sure do love to mess around with typography on Photoshop and Pixelmator and iDraw. I think everyone is probably familiar with the Martha Summerhayes quote “I had cast my lot […] Read more…

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