I wrote this post for the Summer’s Coming Blog Tour hosted and sponsored by 5 out of 4 Patterns. There is a sitewide code for 30% off all patterns at the end of this post and pattern giveaways at various stops on this tour. It's May, which means summer is almost here in the northern … Continue reading Summer is Coming!
Once upon a time a man and a woman found out they were going to have a baby. They were delighted. They were scared. Babies are a big deal! Several months passed and everything was going well. A healthy baby girl arrived and the father and mother joyfully welcomed her into their arms. A few … Continue reading In Rememberance
🎶To the sewing room where the fabrics feast The notions all came from their humble abodes To get a jolt from my electrodes🎶 🎶They did the mash, they did the monster mash The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash They did the mash, it caught on in a flash They did the mash, they … Continue reading From My Laboratory in the Castle East
A sewing group that I'm a member of recently asked why we love sewing. Here's my answer: I love running my hands across bolts of fabric. I love the connection to my Gram. I love talking a piece or two of fabric and turning it into someone incredible. I love the feeling of creating a … Continue reading Why do I love sewing?
Exposed lace zippers add some upscale customized detailing to a sewing project. I was able to pick one up a JoAnn's but they can also be found at various fabric and Etsy shops online. Start with your shirt or dress bodice before you assemble the back. Finish the edges with a serger or zigzag stitch. … Continue reading Using an Exposed Lace Zipper
Spring is in the air! Birds are chirping and flowers are blooming, which means it's time to have a picnic! But no picnic is complete without a blanket to sit on. Finished dimensions: 42" x 64" You will need: -2 yards of a bottomweight fabric, like twill or canvas -2 yards of PUL (polyurethane laminate) … Continue reading Sewing Your Own Picnic Blanket!
quick turn The Pebble Wash Bag from Little Black Duck is a cute little bag for storing toiletries, either at home or when you're traveling. The intermediate bag is a fairly quick sew but making your own bias tape and piping can sometimes take awhile. You just need to use a TON of clips or … Continue reading The Pebble Wash Bag