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Featured Blog Posts – August 2011 Archive (7)


I love making summer dresses and playing with different patterns to get just the right look I am looking for. When I am looking at…

Added by Shannon on August 16, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

headband holder



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…


Added by Marigold on August 12, 2011 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

Tips for Sewing With Soft Minky Fabric

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…


Added by Susan on August 8, 2011 at 4:15pm — 2 Comments

Things I Enjoy...............

So, I went to our local Goodwill yesterday.  I was determined to find a few tees for some tee surgeries! I am a bit leery of admitting, but even at Goodwill, I am really picky about the things I get.  I buy tee shirts that have something pretty on them.  I look for stuff that I can cut up or repurpose.  I found out just 2 days ago that I'm gonna be sewing for an extra family member in about 8 months.  So, I… Continue

Added by Sherri on August 7, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Mother-daughter team turns creative idea into successful business venture - Michigan Morning Sun

"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.



Added by Susan on August 7, 2011 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Bitten by a bug??

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…


Added by Sherri on August 4, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments

It’s all sew beautiful - Australia's Zelma Steeper

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…


Added by Susan on August 2, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

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