…. 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 everyone! I’m tapping out this post on my iPad and using the WordPress app to do everything I did on my laptop —- which broke and succumbed to the injuries. Until I replace it, this is how I will blog. Tap-blogging is a new experience for me; an external keyboard will be joining this… Read More Making a Scrunchie with the Burrito Technique? Wonders of YouTube.
Hi friends! I completed this long forgotten set of napkins with white lace edgings. Cream, ecru, beige laces would not work for the dainty blue and white print. Thus the mismatched set of edgings because this is all the white laces I had in the stash. Don’t know about you, but I never came across… Read More Voile Napkins, a Reuse and Recycle Project: Cleansing the Sewing Palate
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.
There should be a UFO (unfinished object) month celebrated in the sewing community at least once a year. Look what I found in my unfinished sewing archives (aka UFOs). An indigo blue 14” square, embellished with the Japanese folk embroidery called Sashiko (s-a-a-sh-i-k-o). This was a class project for Sashiko expert Nancy Shriber’s class – um,… Read More Double Zippered Pouch
Behold a blind hem which can be made really fast on a serger. No need to attach a special foot or fiddle with the settings if your serger is set on the 3-thread setting. Here’s the back story. I realized that there was a dire need for dish towels in my kitchen – yes, dire. Like a good… Read More Easy Blind Hem, Serged!
Dear Readers, If pictures are worth a thousand words, let’s DO this. Posted below for your viewing pleasure are pictures with a minimum of text. Enjoy! J. Crew shirt before and after Inspiration (Anthropologie) Sleeve hack Bias strips, scalloped rotary cutter and gathering foot Gathered strips pin-auditioned and sewn in circles. First rosette Second rosette Third rosette pin-audition Embellishment… Read More Image-Rich, Word-Poor: A Refashion Sewing Post