I have been working on the kitchen table since 1987. First painting, then calligraphy, then painting and calligraphy and now add sewing and embroidery, combine them all, and you have collage. But now, I have a separate place to work.
One of the best things I did was purchase a small compact DVD player that also plays CD's for music. I don't get to "watch" much, but I like that I can "listen" while I am working. Lately, I have caught up on… Continue
Added by Eydie on May 8, 2009 at 11:06pm —
I have been so busy at work for Easter. We had 600 people. I made about 4000 individual size pastries for the buffet. I have one part time helper, so this was an awful lot of work for me. None of the items could be finished ahead because there isn't room in the walk-in refrigerators or the freezer to store them without them getting ruined, so I had to finish everything Sunday morning. The buffet opened at 10:30 so I really had to hustle. What a nightmare!
Good news is I received my new… Continue
Added by Marilyn on April 17, 2009 at 6:15pm —
Has anyone made there own shower curtains. If so , can you give me any pointers ? With all the curtains in the stores I can't find anything I truly love ! Thought I'd try it on my own.
Thanks in advance !
Added by Rosemarie on March 25, 2009 at 10:43pm —
Our sleepover was a blast! I was up until 2am, then I has to sleep. I cut and prepared blocks for three different quilts. On Saturday I sewed the quilt for my granddaughter's "Fairy" quilt. Yes I have it all sewn together. Now I will have to get it quilted.
Now, it is on to the next piecing project. Have fun sewing! I… Continue
Added by Brenda Bernard on March 18, 2009 at 6:30am —
Hello again. Monday I attended a quilt group my dear friend had just joined. I had a great time. Learned how to do machine caligraphy. How cool does that sound. I am excited to try it. I need to make a name tage for the meetings. I am going to use the caligraphy technique. I will post it when I have it done.
Added by Brenda Bernard on March 18, 2009 at 7:32am —
It's cold today. I am keeping warm by running around the house gathering and packing. I am going to a "Girls Night" at my sister's...we are never to old for a slumber party!
It is always a fun time. I have been gathering projects, picking out fabrics, cutting strips and blocks. Preparing for a day-and-a-half of quilting and socializing. Later this afternoon I will fix a treat to share. There will be refreshments, treats and good company. I am taking projects to work on that need to get… Continue
Added by Brenda Bernard on March 13, 2009 at 8:00am —
Well, I did get my sewing room cleaned yesterday, in the midst of dd# 4 coming over to show off her new car.... a very nice one, really! And we are very proud! And gs playing and running through the house (a welcome sight and sound...).
Of course, then having a clean sewing room made me want to sew. So I made these 4 butterflies on my embroidery machine.
My favorites are the blue one and the orange one..... I see the big… Continue
Added by Julie on March 9, 2009 at 10:24am —
If you're going to do any sewing, you need some scissors. In fact, even if you aren't doing any sewing, every household needs some scissors! They're a useful tool, so it's important to have at least one pair.
Scissors vs. Shears
First off, though people often use the name interchangeably, scissors and shears aren't really the same thing and are meant to perform different tasks. Shears are used for the heavier cutting jobs, whereas scissors are best used… Continue
Added by Susan on February 22, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Some people love crafting and are drawn toward quilting, but don't feel like they have enough talent to sell the quilts they make. They sometimes don't feel comfortable basing their quilting business around sharing their quilting knowledge. If you are one of those people, there is still a place for you in the quilting market!
All quilters need accessories. Your quilting business could be selling those accessories or niche products geared specifically toward quilters.
Added by Susan on July 12, 2008 at 7:00am —
If you are a sewing enthusiast then you understand the importance of having a sewing table that makes your sewing work easy rather than being a hindrance and frustration.
There are a number of designs that you can consider to maximize the available space on your sewing table, including the U shape, L shape, or I shaped sewing tables.
Space in the house is always at a premium. As a lover of sewing, it can feel like a luxury to find enough room to place a sewing… Continue
Added by Susan on May 19, 2008 at 2:30pm —
By Maybelle Maddison
OK. So you have decided to take the plunge and start quilting. The challenge is that you do not feel comfortable with your sewing machine. What you need are some easy projects to get you started, but that do not feel like you are wasting your time. The following list of projects make great gifts and you will also have great practice when it comes to tackle your first quilt.
Wallets are wonderful. What I'm thinking of specifically, is… Continue
Added by Susan on April 6, 2008 at 4:00pm —
By Marian Lewis
Camisoles are popular basic wardrobe items for all sizes and ages. Wear them alone or under a jacket or shirt. Camisoles can be dressy or casual depending on the fabric.
Add some pizazz to your wardrobe by sewing camisoles.
No sewing pattern is necessary. This camisole is very softly gathered across the chest. It is really a simple tube top.
Here is how to sew a camisole.
Cut the fabric:
Determine how long you… Continue
Added by Susan on April 6, 2008 at 4:36pm —
By Alison Cole
There are hundreds of sewing machines in the market, ranging in price from $150 to $6,000. It is no wonder so many people search for discount sewing machines. Some of the famous sewing machine manufacturers are Janome, Elna, Brother, Toyota and Singer. If you are looking for a discount sewing machine then the best thing to do is to shop around, many of the shops have discount sewing machines and many have cheap special offers and deals.
Added by Susan on March 16, 2008 at 10:22am —