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Free Pieced Hearts are easy. Here's a little tutorial by "Pleasant Home" to help you along.
Okay, it might not be forever but it does feel never ending. I need a one bedroom with a sunroom. But sunrooms only come on the second floor. I can't live on the second floor. I wish I could. I used to live on the 3rd floor and loved it. It was good excerise. So that leaves me looking for a 1 bedroom with a den or a small two bedroom.
They are too expensive. So I looked and looked this afternoon and I am exhausted. Most I won't qualify for because of the price and…Continue
Added by Jana on January 14, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments
I call these slip cover totes because the process feels like a slipcover. I have made many of these for myself and as girlfriend gifts. This is the first one I made.
BY TIFFANY ARNOLD
Emily and Jen Burker flipped through the pages from their fashion look book for dolls, pointing out one-of-a-kind designs and exclusive dresses made for family and friends.
Every outfit has a name and a back story. They paused and giggled at the picture of "The Shepherdess,"…
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You might not think that chunky sweater Grandma gave you for Christmas is on the cutting edge of fashion, but you’d be wrong. The handmade, mistakes and all, is having a major moment...
No less an arbiter of style and trend than Phoebe Philo, Céline’s creative director, made news with her spring 2011…Continue
Added by Susan on January 13, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments
It's been very easy to make and my kids adore stitching so it kept their fingers busy towards the end of the holidays.
What's really lovely about…
Added by Julie Rose on January 13, 2011 at 6:48am — No Comments
With all of the snow so many of us have received over the past few weeks I thought a tutorial on gaiters would be helpful. From Wikipedia: "Gaiters are garments worn over the shoe and lower pant leg, and used primarily as personal protective equipment; similar garments used primarily for display are spats. Originally, gaiters were made of leather. Today, gaiters for walking are commonly made of…Continue
Added by Susan on January 12, 2011 at 7:02am — No Comments
Here's the situation. A guy interviews for a job and that interviewer liked him. So he sent the guy to speak with another gentleman in the company. The second gentleman liked him too. So the second gentlaman sent him to interview with a company partner. The partner seemed to like him and explained that the three gentlemen would get together to discuss the opportunities.
Now that same afternoon, he was excited and called the first guy he interviewed with to say thank you and ask…Continue
I took an old McCalls pattern that I had and made some adjustments. I shortened the length and created a round bottom. I then cut the top part of the apron at an angle on the fold. I now have a new pattern I can use from an oldie but goodie. I also created it to be reversable.
When I saw the title, I wondered how big this "pouch" would be? As I read with interest further, I realized that the pouch can actually be as big as a diaper bag. This pouch is perfect for carrying wet or dirty clothes such as swimwear or that little waddler “accident.” I'll admit I never really considered a shower curtain as sewable fabric before... but…Continue
I really wish I had been able to do this with my jeans when I was pregnant. Alas I was not even willing to get close to a sewing machine at that time - and so, I suffered with a copper button jabbing into my stomach for most of my pregnancy. However, Jessica of "Running With Scissors" was a lot smarter than I was and she figured out a way to alter her regular jeans and turn them into some really comfy maternity jeans with some 2" elastic, and some…Continue
Added by Susan on January 10, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments
I con't decide if I want it to snow or not. I'm in Texas and we don't have that much snow so it's nice to see sometimes. But it makes driving a nightmare and I don't like that. I don't have to go anywhere so I am blessed but others do and I wish others didn't have to deal with the negative impact of driving in snow and ice. I like to crochet when it's snowing so I enjoy it.
I am getting a lot of projects completed because…Continue
Added by Jana on January 10, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments
I expect you're thinking "Children's colouring books" what ever is she rabbiting on about!!
I have been borrowing a lot of books from the library to increase my knowledge on everything about quilting, patchwork and sewing for freeeee!! and one of the tips I picked up was use the pictures from children's colouring books to use as patterns for applique ideas.
Great if you're doing a child related item and want to get inspiration and the drawings in the books are simplified so…Continue
Welcome to my Pillowcase Dress Tutorial
This will be one of the easiest dresses you ever make.
A pillowcase dress can be made from any size pillowcase. There are three…Continue
Added by Blondell on January 7, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments
I just read that 12 oz of cold water will burn 13.13 calories. Now that may not sound like a lot but it adds up. I'm trying to lose weight again. So, if I drink 12 glasses of water a day I will burn 157. That's about the same as I would burn walking 30 minutes a day. I don't walk fast because my balance isn't all that great.
Knowing that cold water burns calories is a good way to talk myself into drinking it when…Continue