…. and magical things that resulted thereafter. My daughter Sarah and her Mom-in-law Ellen made these adorable gnomes with yarn, bead and cardboard cylinder (yes, a paper towel roll) with the highest cuteness quotient. The magic of the crafty gnomes is exalted by Brian Campbell’s professional photography. If you live in or near Southern California… Read More Gnomes: Family Christmas Craft by Ellen and Sarah
Hi Readers! It is that time again; i.e., it’s time to cleanse the sewing palate, so to speak. By that, I mean that after sewing clothing continuously, it’s refreshing to make a quick, cute item. It just puts an extra spring in my step to change the sewing lanes for a little while. Enter the… Read More Fabric Bowl – Change the Sewing Lane
Padded hangers, a perfect holiday gift for the girl with beautiful clothes hung on wire hangers. Well, padded hangers are available commercially, and cheaply. But that’s no fun. Padding a hanger yourself adds a fun, customized element to your closet in addition to using up your scraps, your ugly fabric, and make you happy at… Read More Padded Hangers. Make Them Yourself.
Hi Readers! Who doesn’t like to receive flowers, especially if it’s a single ribbon rose? Just looking at it gives me warm fuzzies. This ribbon rose is a quick-to-make gift idea to add to your holiday crafting repertoire. I used instructions which came with a kit, very happy that I did not discard the packet after… Read More Ruffly #Ribbon Rose. Quick Holiday Gift
In Japanese, so the book says, Omiyage means “the giving of gifts”. For the fashion maker, this happy little eye candy is an extraordinary sewing palate cleanser. Getting tired of making things to replenish the closet? A change of pace means handling small fabric pieces instead of yardage, no fit issues, and not worrying of… Read More Omiyage. Cleansing the Sewing Palate
Merry Christmas to all readers who celebrate! For your sewing enjoyment, I am directing you today to a post I wrote for the online magazine MasalaMommas. I hope you enjoy it. The inspiration for this project is Angelina Jolie’s bridal veil; for those of us not paying much attention to Ms. Jolie, her veil was… Read More Child Art Embroidered on Tulle Scarf
Technically, my family does not observe the Christmas holiday. Non-observance notwithstanding, I am so in love with sewing and crafting Christmas items. I get into the spirit of it even though there is no Christmas tree in my window and no strings of lights on my house. But then, any holiday in my family, even… Read More Christmas Crafts and the Non-Christian Crafter