Apron Stitching - Arghhh to Simplicity Directions!
This week I took time to stitch up an apron for Dear Daughter - to go with her decor of her first little home with #1 Grandson and wonderful new hubby! Thought it would come in handy as she does Christmas cooking in her first home's little kitchen.…
This fantastic tutorial by Rae Hoekstra demonstrates how to make a custom-sized fleece hat for any size head (adult, baby, or child). The tutorial shows you how to make the hat with flowers. Rae recommends…Continue
Organic Fabrics – What are They and Why Should We Use Them?
By Nikki MacCallum, NikkiDesigns
We are all familiar with the term “organic” when it comes to food. But do you know what it means for a fabric to be organic? And why should we care?
In the first part of this series I would like to talk about one of the world’s largest crops that we are all familiar with, cotton. We have long been told of cotton’s many benefits and we assume because it’s natural, it…
I had a very productive day.…Continue
Added by Gloria Allender on November 20, 2010 at 9:05pm — No Comments
Upon browsing my inbox and Miss Creative's blog spot this afternoon, I got inspired. It got me to thinking....yeah, dangerous, we all know that by now! :)
Let's have a little FUN shall we!
Miss C is the luckiest seamstress I know. She's getting a brand new and improved sewing room (area)! How awesome is that!? That's when I thought......wouldn't it be interesting if we could glance into one anothers…Continue
But it needs decorating, my brother started stripping the old wallpaper so that the walls can be nicely plastered. I am very grateful for his help but he seems to want to do it in his own time and I get frustrated because I want it done like 'now'. I have now decided to have a go at it myself because the room that I sew in at the moment feels suffocating.
Want one of these? You will need a cardigan and an old t-shirt.
Download this flower cut-out pattern…
As I sit here on the couch watching college football, digesting turkey and talking to y'all.......I reflect!
I hit the floor running at 6:30 am. I could have slept in today because of the holiday, but no.........I got my usual wake up call from the kitchen with my 14 year old rummaging around the pantry looking for breakfast. Suprising, I wasn't even upset about this unstoppable hunt for food. I was excited about what was on my own…Continue
Here is the apron I just finished, along with some Fall napkins I whipped up.
The blue accent fabric on the apron is called Falling Coffee Beans, I think. It is just small coffee beans sprinkled on the blue background. The pattern is the Vintage Style Apron from Sew4Home.com. It is unique because of the way the ties attach to the apron…Continue
It's time to take a trip down memory lane........come on now, bear with me. It may be a little sad, but it's worth it.
First off, this is a dedication to my loving mom and what she taught me. I wish I had only known sooner the impact she and her crafting adventures had on me and expressed that to her. Unfortunately, I did not get the chance because she went to be with our Lord last November. She is missed!
Now, let's travel. I remember my mom was huge into…Continue
Added by Susan on November 10, 2010 at 6:19pm — No Comments
Why is it so hard to stop in the middle of a project?
Maybe it's the fear of not finishing it. Maybe it's the anticipation of seeing it complete. Or, maybe it's because we just love to sew that much!
I prefer to think it's because I love to sew that much. However, I'm plagued by this 'finish line' phenomenon with other activities too.....cleaning, painting, organizing, cooking, etc.
Is it really a bad thing? I mean, lots of tasks…Continue
Call me crazy.....okay, probably most people do.....but I just can't seem to pass up a 40% coupon at Joann's! IT IS, truely, crazy......because the discount only applies to non-sale items and most items in that store are on Sale. The items that aren't on sale are usually the ones that are way out of my budget anyway...........and yet........I can't help myself.
I'm beginning to wonder if I should start FBA (Fabric Buyers Anonymous). We could all meet at the discount fabric…Continue