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November 2008 Blog Posts (13)

it's hailing inspiration

Ada has been taking over

filling my mind up

like a lover

She’s so close to being done

and is being pushed forward

by the next one…

Might be a few days until I get her ready to upload to the bubble, but you can check out her progress at my blog

Ada inspires a friend of mine

particularly during her writing time

it seems she has a flair for romance

and loves a bit of 80s… Continue

Added by Caf on November 29, 2008 at 10:29pm — No Comments

that thing on my head & my voice on tape

I might be weak and dainty
But I can still get painty
To stimulate my mind
As I pass the waiting time

An update on my latest self portrait:
that thing on my head & my voice on tape

I recently ventured
Into the realm of podcastin
There were zombies & strippers
Click here to listen:
So Bad It’s Good Podcast

Added by Caf on November 27, 2008 at 12:02am — No Comments

a weekend wedding with with wind and sunny seas

a little escape
a well timed little

come away with me….

a weekend wedding with wind and sunny seas

Added by Caf on November 25, 2008 at 1:02am — No Comments

Pillowcase dress pattern?

I'm looking for a simple pillowcase dress pattern - I'm just beginning to sew so photos and detailed instructions are important! I bought a pattern (actually it was just instructions with no photos or pattern!) from and made it (quite proud of myself) but it just doesn't "fit" right on my 12 month old. It doesn't cut out arm holes and wondering if that is the problem? Any ideas?

Added by Jen on November 19, 2008 at 12:56pm — 2 Comments


Hi everyone, Tomorrow we're leaving for a two week vacation from our home in NW Florida. We'll be visiting our friends in Georgia for 3 days and then to Washington to visit our daughter for 4 days and then to Pa to visit my Mom and two sisters and then head back to home. We not sure where we will visit until we arrive back home.

Our neighbor will feed our fish but I'm not sure if she will know how to take care of all of my plants. I just hope I dont loose then. :(

We're… Continue

Added by Threading the Needle on November 16, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Great Christmas Gift Ideas to Sew

If things are a bit tight this Christmas, why not drag out the sewing machine and make your own Christmas gifts. It doesn't have to be a complex piece of clothing. The suggestions below are all simple and easy to make. The biggest cost will be the fabric, so shop around for remnants and discount fabrics.

Elegant Table Runner & Placemats When you think about it, the simple table runner is just a long rectangle, and placemats are just smaller ones. If you buy some… Continue

Added by Susan on November 15, 2008 at 1:58pm — 8 Comments

Sew Your Own Christmas Tree Skirt

Making your own Christmas Tree Skirt is simple, and can be done as a project for the whole family to enjoy together.

Fabric Good fabrics to choose are plain cottons (red, green or white), or you can buy special Christmas prints in a range of fabrics including cottons and plush velvets. You can even choose contrasting colours for top and bottom. Depending on the thickness of your fabric, you may also need some heavy interfacing to sit between the two fabric layers. If… Continue

Added by Susan on November 15, 2008 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

appreciating appreciation...never believe it can't get worse

i am made of pain
in my blog i have explained
it’s right through my body and my hands don’t work so good
feels like purgatory
waiting for answers
while it gets worse

this is what I did today
to try and keep the horror at bay
it’s just me in a watery way

appreciating appreciation…never believe it can’t get worse

Added by Caf on November 14, 2008 at 12:28am — No Comments

Looking for White Sparkle Fabric

Hi Everyone! Just signed up and I hope to use this site lots. What I am looking for is a pure white fabric with sparkles. I need about 2 yards or metres. I really have my heart set on using it for a background border and I want to applique Poinsettias and Leaves and vines to it. I had seen some last year at Walmart and now this year it doesn't seem to be the thing to have sparkles. Can anyone help out? I am hooked up to Paypal if that helps. Nicole

Added by Nicole Becker on November 12, 2008 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments

Quilters Pig Out

Hi everyone. Todays was our quilters pig out and we had bunches of goodies to eat. We all worked on any quilt we're trying to finish. I worked on my Christmas quilt. I've been working on this quilt at home and after today I have 9 blocks finished. Hurrah!!!! I saw so many beautiful quilts while being there for six hours. Someone was working on two quilts for two children that had pictures of their father that is now overseas.

One of the quilters made everyone a small pin cushion. Another… Continue

Added by Threading the Needle on November 9, 2008 at 12:44am — No Comments

oh how quaint, she learns to paint

The weather has noticed the season again
And shifts mercilessly between sunshine and rain
And I can move forward, whilst waiting still
And drink up a cup
Of a new creative fill

oh how quaint, she learns to paint

Added by Caf on November 5, 2008 at 10:44pm — No Comments

***mummy in need of help!!!***

Hi everybody! I'm a mummy & a mummy to be again who needs YOUR HELP!!! If you have any patterns for maternity wear for a fatty!lol or patterns for a todler & a newborn then please share them with me! I'm new to this site and still unsure on how it works! but if you think you can help the please do!
Love ya all and hope ya all have a great day from a mad Scottish lassy!

Added by evelyn curl on November 2, 2008 at 9:42pm — No Comments

a little lesson in acrylic puppies

He’s the biggest little dog

You’re ever likely to meet

His head ridiculously large

He plods on enormous feet

But once he was a teeny

Little tiny Veet

Who liked nothing more

Than to give a cuddly greet

And whilst he’s gotten larger

He remains adorably sweet

This is the funny little guy

Keeping me company

Who better to practise my painting on?…


Added by Caf on November 1, 2008 at 10:59pm — No Comments

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