Posts by Tinkertailorsweatersigh

I am the Goddess of my home, (think Morticia Addams meets Genie from Alladin), where we craft, educate, perform, sing, dance and are nerdy! If it is considered geeky, nerdy, comics, gamer or theatrical someone here is into it. I have been knitting and crocheting since I was 8 and learned to sew around age 10. I have done everything from making wood fiber flowers to beading a wedding dress and making jewlery. From theater to Cosplay, WOW to Mortal Kombat to a love of Gambit and Nightcrawler, as well as Cowboy Bebop, Hetalia and Black Butler....Am a long time Whovian (from before 2005), quite enjoy Supernatural, am addicted to cop shows from CSI NY and Miami to The Closer/Major Crimes, Law and Order, (original and CI) and currently Blue Bloods. Although I don't get to read as much as I would like, I have a love for spy novels, particularly John le Carre; The old Kay Scarpetta Novels, Early Anne Rice Vamps (although I just started The Prince Lestat) and Dresden. I have LARPed. I play table top games including King of Tokyo, Sentinals of the Multiverse, Sushi Go and Coup. Make life! Make life Fun! :)


I have always had a mermaid trapped inside. Nothing brings that out more than a beach vacation.


One of my favorite unsalted lakes.  It was quite lovely even this late in year when temperatures are dropping to low 50s and mid 40s at night.


This is my going to the beach face! Hooray! Swam a lot, got a lot of sun, enjoyed the sand and young ducks following me around. So cute!

I will be home soon and back to videos and blogging. For now Summer Kisses to you!

Love you,


PS. I made things on vacation! Go create!


Mini mini flip

I have been creating up a storm getting ready for craft fairs this Fall. I wanted to try something new and had a ton of these card sleeves laying around. The kind you use for card games when you want keep the cards clean.  I love how it turned out!

This first photo is the flip book closed up. It measures 2.5X3.5 inches.


Then you open it up, flip up the center to reveal the shaker!20170815_002619.jpg20170815_002655.jpg20170815_002725.jpg

So much fun to create! The critters were created by



Hope you enjoyed!


TinkerTailor Tank Top

I have been sewing up a storm lately and I wanted to share with you an upcycle I did for my upcoming vacation. You can make one too! I used a serger, you could just use a sewing machine. Here is what you need:

A Tank Top, 2 T-shirts, thread, sewing machine/serger or a needle if you want to hand sew, fabric scissors, pins

I hope you enjoy the video and all my goofy faces! 🙂 My puppy, Chloe, also wanted to be involved as you will see. Enjoy and Keep Crafting!

Monday Makeup

Hi, I’m Amberlee and I’m a Makeup-aholic…is there a 12 step program for that???  Today I have a mini-haul video of some NYX lips that I found at my local ULTA store. Come check out my review and color play. If you enjoy my silliness and this video, please like and subscribe. Let me know if you would like me to do more makeup videos–I love to play in makeup!

Hugs & Kisses!


Sewing Signatures-machine style

This week has been spent sewing costume jackets for a Gilbert & Sullivan opera that will be performed this Fall. I have had many people ask about sewing on paper and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to show you.  I took the signatures for another journal I am working on and while the sewing machine was still out made you this video.

Thanks for watching! Keep journaling!

New and Used!

I am excited to share with you the big news that I have a Shop Now button  on my Facebook page! I will be selling new and used items. Right now I have new unopened Downton Abbey items in my store, but I am working on adding other things.

I hope to have a good mix of new, used and hand crafted items for sale over the next month!

Just for you, my lovely blogger family, I will have a limited Free Shipping coupon for you! When you spend $50 or more in my store you will get free shipping when you use the following code: SHIPFREE50

The code is good through midnight August 14, 2017! So check out the store and let me know what you think!

Big hugs and keep crafting!