Added by Sherri on August 20, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments
Added by Shannon on August 16, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I got this idea from Cherie but instead of using an oatmeal container, I used my daughter's empty cans of milk. I've put a cup of sand (or rocks) for each can to have some weight and make it stable. You can glue the lids back on or tape…Continue
Younger generation recovers lost art of sewing
By Chris Zdeb, Edmonton Journal
Photograph by: Shaughn Butts, The Journal, Edmonton Journal
Angela Kelly teaches everyone from kids and moms to whoever wants to learn how to sew. Here, Stella Chamberlain sews bikinis to sell in Asia, with proceeds…Continue
Added by Susan on August 9, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments
My baby quilts are soft, cuddly, and can make a wonderful touch and feel blanket, as well.
What gives the quilts that added special touch? The fabric is called minky, which is luxurious and silky…Continue
Added by Sherri on August 7, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments
"When a little girl puts on a tutu, she begins to dance.
Or, said Kaleena Lidke of Alma, they prance.
Lidke, 28, is the daughter in a mother/daughter team that makes tutus. They have an online business, The Two Tutu Ladies. http://www.thetwotutuladies.com/
"Eva Sophia Shimanski, 10, picked out the perfect thing to wear on the plane for her family’s trip to Colorado last week: the dress she had just made at sewing camp. “It’s really comfortable,” she said. Eva Sophia is one of many kids who have recently discovered the old art of sewing. Camps and community centers are offering…Continue
I think the sewing bug has really been biting on me this week! I have been making hair bows (but have no one to give them to), pillowcase dresses (no one to give them to), unmentionable purse pouches, fleece hats for this winter for Grandson Noah, age 2, and have a pair of jeans that I''m gonna try to make into a skirt....the kind where you cut off the jeans just below the zipper and add fabric to the bottom... Also, I'm just about to die to go to our local thrift store for a few tee shirts…Continue
Added by Sherri on August 4, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments
It seems like just yesterday that I joined this wonderful network of friends, and believe it or not, it has been a year!! (or a bit more) Family emergencies and life seem to hit us like a brick wall, and then it takes us some time to get over the bruises and injuries of hitting that wall. My mother had an accident not too long ago that has had me traving a lot to take care of her, not just a few miles, but 250 miles one way. You don't mind because you remember how much your mother has been…Continue
When Zelma Steeper finished sewing her daughter Beverly’s wedding dress, she made sure it looked “as good on the inside as it did out”, says Beverly Silby, now 71.
So much so that on one occasion the young woman accidentally wore it inside out.
Mrs Silby came from the NSW Riverina to attend the opening night of The White Wedding Dress…