Is it a plane? A bird passing through on it’s way back to the amazon rainforest ? Why, it’s the Fabridon!! Hello friends! A deep dive into the sewing stash unearthed a kit for making this quirky bird. I haven’t made stuffed animals or birds in decades. But the Fabridon is more an art piece… Read More The Fabridon© : Not a Stuffed Toy
Hi guys! Remember my last post? Well, the project is done, I’ve stopped whining, and I love the doily! This was an enjoyable sewing and designing experience. Design Inspiration I’m calling it a pinwheel, with six sections joined at their sides with fagoting, an heirloom sewing method. About the design, I was inspired by this… Read More Sew a Patriotic Doily
Hello, sewing friends! Hope you have a good Memorial Day, in honor of those who sacrificed majorly so we CAN enjoy our long weekends. To them, infinite gratitude and thanks. I made this tiny sewing project in colors of the flag and metallic gold floss; as well, it helped me realize how rusty my hand… Read More Happy Little Sewing Project, and Crewel Embroidery Skills
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
Happy New Year’s Eve! I would like to list very briefly some happy, some devastating, some interesting things that happened in 2015. My personal life was eventful in the first half of 2015. There was a wedding, a birth and a death in my family – in the reverse order, though. My mother passed away, a… Read More Sewing Shenanigans for 2016?
Merry Christmas! Making Christmas cookies and the occasional Christmas craft project is my highlight of the holiday. Technically, I do not celebrate, but that has not stopped me from loving all kinds of holiday themed cooking and crafts, and generally getting into the spirit! I try to bake a new holiday cookie each year. In… Read More Delving Into “The Delineator”, Christmas 1930 Number
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
Dear readers, followers, commenters and sewing besties. Happy Valentine’s Day! I love each and every one of you. Here’s a box of candy. Yes, I made this box which is folded and glued, complete with a heart on top. My friend Vera showed me how to make it a few years ago; she used one of the… Read More To You From Me: Happy Valentine’s Day!
If you know me, you also know that I love, love fashion and sewing history. That means that I collect publications like this one. It is Vogue Patterns Magazine dated December 1947/January 1948 with Holiday oriented content. I consider it an important and exciting piece of history. Here are some images from the magazine for… Read More Nothing’s New