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January 2009 Blog Posts (12)


Hello there! I've been designing clothes for about 20 years, and now love designing fabric. I'm currently working on a clothing line using my fabrics. This is so much fun! You never know what's going to turn up with the coloring in the fabrics. If you would like to see more, please check out my

Added by Reisha Webb on January 31, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

If anyone can help, would greatly appreciate it!

I recently was given a Berina Bernette model 234 serger w/ out the manual. I printed one off the internet, but am still having a very difficult time threading it (lower loop - don't know if its the first or second). I wish I could be more descriptive, but I've never used a serger before, and unfortunately don't know anyone that has/uses one to instruct me. I've gone to local sewing/craft stores and they've been most unhelpful, since the machine wasn't purchased at their stores they're unwilling… Continue

Added by sue on January 30, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Pictures of RSD @ Rellacafa's New Home!

I’ve worked pretty hard

And I’m finally done

The battle with code

I eventually won

Now for my troubles

I have a brand new site

A playground of sorts

For anything I write

And though I still have

Very much updating to do

I couldn’t resist

Sharing what I have done with you!

The latest post

More pics than most

Of my little

Swollen toes

Hope… Continue

Added by Caf on January 25, 2009 at 1:04am — No Comments

Knitted Headband

I made my first knitted headband today to go along with the crochet flowers I make, and wouldn't you guess it, I did the pattern wrong... attempt 2 here we go....

Added by Latasha on January 22, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

No Sew

I am sad to say that I have not sewn since April of 2008.

Last year was a bad year for me and I switched my momentum to scrapbooking. With what was going on, preserving memories seemed the best route for me. Now i have two 'bad' habits to deal with :).

On a lighter note, I have started another BOM put on by my local quilt store. This one features blues and greens and I cannot wait to get this first block done. Its inspired me to look back on the projects I have to try to… Continue

Added by AprilFire on January 14, 2009 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

Thank you for the welcome. I am a crafter with my own shop/studio trying to get my small business established. I think I picked a bad year to start! If anyone has any ideas for marketing folk-art pai…

Thank you for the welcome. I am a crafter with my own shop/studio trying to get my small business established. I think I picked a bad year to start! If anyone has any ideas for marketing folk-art paintings and hand made pocketbooks, please advise.

Thank you,

Jane Continue

Added by jane Cody on January 13, 2009 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Getting Your Sewing Room Organized

Needlework is one of the most cost effective and fun hobbies a person can have. The person creating the needlework focuses on a pastime that is both creative and relaxing at the same time. When the work is completed there is a beautiful creation that can be worn or used in the home as a decorative item. As time requires everyone to live a busy and chaotic lifestyle this type of hobby is becoming more and more scarce. If you have the time and patience you can…


Added by Susan on January 13, 2009 at 6:20am — No Comments

My Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Story part 5

Just as I was recovering in the hip

My body took another slip

This time striking me in the jaw

With I not knowing whatever for!

Thanks so much to all of you taking the time to watch these clips, it means a lot to me to be able to get the word out about this horribly debilitating yet unknown condition…thank you xx

My Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Story part 5…


Added by Caf on January 12, 2009 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Starting A Home Sewing Business - Take It One Stitch At A Time

If you want to work from home, you will soon find out that paid home employment is very hard to find. How about starting your own business from home? If you are good at sewing, you could use your skills to start your own home based sewing business. There are all kinds of sewing from tailoring to delicate embroidery and most of them can be used as the basis for an enjoyable and profitable home based business.

In the past, home sewing work consisted mainly of women at home…


Added by Susan on January 12, 2009 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Sewing Tips For Fleece

It's a treat sewing with

fleece -- the edges don't unravel, so there's no need to finish seams.

Fleece is kind of stretchy, plus …


Added by Susan on January 12, 2009 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Beginner Sewing Classes For Children And Teens

I am in the process of developing a mini-camp program for Beginner and Basic Sewing classes for children and teens with our local Recreation Dept Leisure Services during the summer. It will be divided into two separate groups, ages 7 - 11 in one and 12 & up in another. I know I will need to keep it simple especially for the younger group. We have talked about a few different ideas of what to make but I was wondering if any one here has any suggestions or other ideas? We can make some of the… Continue

Added by Alexia on January 5, 2009 at 11:16pm — 3 Comments

Welcoming 09 With a Bang and a Mic

Shedding off 08 involved
The problem of my pain being solved
With a glass of wine
Or maybe more….
With enthusiastic sing stars
And a loony dance floor

Watch highlights at my blog Rellacafa

Now for the rest and recovery!

Happy New Year Stitchers! Bring on the sunshine 09!!!

Added by Caf on January 1, 2009 at 11:25pm — No Comments

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