The charity that I donate items to (Hooking for the Homeless) has put out the call for zippered accessory pouches. The book, School of Sewing, has a zippered pouch pattern that utilizes fat quarters. This was the first project I used my zipper foot on. I need practice with that, I broke a needle **insert … Continue reading Charity Sewing
My daughter really wanted to be a witch this year. "But not a scary witch Mama" "Ok, you can be a cute witch". I made the cape, which I wrote about here. She still thinks the cape is "scary", but has been wearing it at night (after she saw her brother show interest in it). … Continue reading Homemade Halloween
This Halloween, my daughter gets it! She has been excited about dressing up and all she talks about being is a witch. "Mommy, I NEED a witch's cape"... "I NEED one". Ok, off to Joann's I went. 1/2 yard of spider fabric and 1/2 yard of black cat fabric. I basically followed directions for the … Continue reading Halloween Crafting
Yesterday I went on a trip to NYC! My sewing studio (The Creative Sewing Studio) hosted a bus trip to the Garment District. Myself and two friends went and had a great time. Before leaving, our instructor let us know that within a few years the Garment District will basically be no more. Rents are … Continue reading Changing Landscape
Last week a friend gave me a bag of scrap fabric. My intention had been to make a quilt for charity. I washed and ironed all the fabric then set about cutting strips. Miss ME joined me and was actually quite helpful (she now has her own "bag of scraps"!) Then, she helped me mix … Continue reading Scrappy Quilt
First, my First! My First Garment! A simple tank. Is it perfect? Nope! Am I pleased with it? Yup! (This was a project on my Year of Projects) My neck and arm hole binding is far from perfect, but it fits 😉 It totally needs to be worn under a sweater, but since I LOVE … Continue reading Yarn Along and a First!
For a long time, I have been writing that I am going to make my husband a blanket. I've started a crochet one... I started another crochet one.... I have yet to finish either one. For his birthday this year (a biggie-50!), we bought him a nice, comfy leather recliner. So I searched online for … Continue reading Cozy Flannel