About This Site
I’m Maura, the Permanent Beginner. I dabble.
Specifically, I dabble in sewing, costuming, knitting, crochet, and other creative-ish pursuits. I was an internet famous cosplayer in the early days when that didn’t have a very high bar of entry. Now I wrangle with wrapping my head around new tech and materials. I’ve been a shape note singer for 20 years or so and I still haven’t really internalized the shapes. I’m the 501st’s favorite wrangler but can’t finish a costume. I’d like to wear cool retro clothes but I can’t be bothered with the hair. I would dabble in cat photos if my cat would sit still more often.
This site was formerly maintained as a gallery under the name The Suspicious Closet. The suspicious closet existed in the family beach house of some old friends on Nantucket. It was full of mouse poop.