"Surge protectors are well worth the money. If you don't need a power strip, you can now get protectors that plug directly into the outlet. If you live in an area that is prone to bad or frequent thunder storms, unplug your machines . I…"
" Got to agree with Sandy and Kat, this is just not a flattering design. My mother ,who did design clothes for family members and free lanced to a girl's clothing manufacturer, would say it looks like casket lining. I did have a…"
"I like this method, and I am wondering what is the best stitch length to use. I do a lot of clothes for vintage dolls and it seems there's always elastic in sleeves, sunsuit legs and panties. It takes too long to do casings and I don't…"
" I have to agree with Mariposa; if you cut off that little piece that extends past the leg seam as it was folded, you will indeed shorten the crotch by about an inch. The way I was taught was to 'fill in' the…"
"Everything you said is so true! Jaimie is a boy kitty and he can be a little terror!! Although he is learning he is still so full of energy but very affectionate. I have to keep everything covered up too, but fortunately I have lots of little…"
"Oh wow, you have one too! I have one that I call a velcro cat because she is always with me. She likes to sit on top of my machine and when I'm sewing and leave my machine for a minute, she'll pull the thread and wind it all around the…"
"Tawny, these are great ! I'm a petite frame and I have to alter my underwear, which is pretty extreme but ready-to-wear doesn't under things don't come in petite sizes. I have found several sources on the net that carry the foldover…"
"She is absolutely precious, Birdie! You know, you should get help from a hospital volunteers. Get each lady to each make 1 doll to start with so you'd have a small inventory to offer to the hospitals in your area. You might even get a fabric…"
"Thanks,Birdie! I hope you have lots of time to play with appliques; it's a great way to make an inexpensive thing into a special gift. I always keep a few plain linen or cotton kitchen towels on hand so if I need a quick gift and budget is…"
"Hey Bonnie! Thanks for the fabulous tips : ) The stitch I used was a short length zig zag. At first I tried to make it not so close together but the weavy nature of the applique's fabric made that impossible. It would have frayed so I had to…"
"Hi,Birdie! I like your cover ,puckers and all. I usually use a stabilizer called Totally Stable made by Sulky on my base if it's knit,satin,or any silky , slippery, or light weight fabric. You just iron it on and it's a temporary bond,…"
Doll collector, love sewing and have been sewing since I was 10yrs old. Always like to try something different, like lots of different crafts. I love machine embroidery and do quite a bit,especially on clothing. Am a grandmother and spend a lot of time doing things for , and with ,my teen grand daughter.
My sewing interests are:
garment, drapery, home decor, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
Currently have 2 conventional sewing machines, an embroidery/sewing machine and a Bernette serger and a new Babylock Imagine Wave serger
I am interested in patterns such as:
I have 2 pattern drafting software programs ,but if I buy patterns I buy Simplicity and McCalls; I learned to sew with those brands many years ago and still like them.
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Everything you said is so true! Jaimie is a boy kitty and he can be a little terror!! Although he is learning he is still so full of energy but very affectionate. I have to keep everything covered up too, but fortunately I have lots of little drawers and decorative boxes to throw things into. I have learned over time how to "Kitty proof" the room so that whatever is left out is okay to play with! Jaimie is just your basic domestic cat but he does have beautiful markings. Thanks for commenting on my blog.
Hey Bonnie! Thanks for the fabulous tips : ) The stitch I used was a short length zig zag. At first I tried to make it not so close together but the weavy nature of the applique's fabric made that impossible. It would have frayed so I had to get the stitches wide & really close together. I didn't use a hoop or a stabilizer. I didn't even know what stabilizer was before I posted that. Thanks again for the tips!!!
Wow, a Steiff? No wonder it's held up! I don't know why my son is crazy about monkeys. I think he likes their crazy personalities. He's kinda like a monkey! I'd love to see Denise's bear & hope she posts a pick. This is the one with the shank button eyes right? I can't imagine any pattern calling for shank buttons as eyes unless maybe you cut a tiny slit in the fabric to pull the shank through or something...That might work!
Yeah, I saw it on tv recently. Funny you should think about it; I thought about it yesterday when he told me he had called the college and arranged the tour.
BTW, I think all your monkeys are precious. I still have the Steiff monkey that was one of the first stuffed animals I had as a toddler. It's not in bad shape for 60+ yrs old. Have my son's sock monkey that my husband's aunt gave him when he was 3 and I made one for the granddaughter when she was 4. i know teddy bears are supposed to be the most collected stuffed animal ,but I know a lot of people who like the monkeys better.
Think that's God's way of helping you separate easily into that empty nest phase? Maybe! Our 13 year old son is sweet as pie with no attitude but that's his nature. It's my ten year old that's started that touchy stuff!
Thanks : ) Well it's a wonderful thing that she has you! You've made it nearly through all the teen years *whew*. My daughter's only ten so I pray...pray I won't have to butt heads too much with her because, bless her heart, her head isn't as strong as mine *laugh*