This year has provided an interesting challenge for brides. Some are fortunate their venues are still open, as long as they have a small enough gathering, some are not so fortunate. Lindsey arrived earlier in the week, while on school break, returning to finish her work, to return later in July. Since she was not one to fluctuate with her weight, and all that really needed to be done was the hem and bustle, we decided to take care of this now, reducing one item off her to-do list. 5 hems, 3 tulle layers, 1 lining layer and her main dress layer. The main dressRead More →

Yesterday I was able to complete a custom order for 12 masks, using materials that my customer from FL provided. This is an option for those interested, as I will not always have the fabric selections a customer might desire, and allows a family, individual or business to hand select their fabrics. The price does not change when you provide materials, mostly due to the masks that I create are labor intensive. I start out by washing all materials before use, drying then ironing them. Once this is done, material is cut. In addition to the front material on the face of the mask, otherRead More →

One thing that has become evident during this COVID-19 crisis, is that not only are supplies in limited supplies, but the shipping/mailing has had an impact. Sometimes the checks will arrive 5-8 days after being mailed, and priority mail (which I currently ship all packages) are arriving sometimes the next day, while other times 5+ days, despite my payment for 1-2 day delivery. NOTE: Since I have found a way to print labels and ship First Class, that is now an option to save on shipping costs. Sadly, this is not something that I personally have any control over, yet with the tracking I canRead More →

In making masks and going through my stash, I came across some farm fabric, left over from a nursery theme for our youngest daughter. After reading my friends post about her relocation during the COVID-19 I thought first to make her a mask, and prayed that I would have sufficient material to make my grandson, who was going to turn 3, a quilt. I had to be a little creative, using what resources I had on hand, yet it was a much needed break to sew something other than a mask. Making him a quilt was a “happy” project, in that it would be aRead More →

When I first learned of the need for PPE – Face Masks for healthcare providers, my heart strings were tugged, and I went to work sewing. I have many friends who work in healthcare, where I have also worked beside many, and today, along with healthcare providers who I not only respect but also care deeply for. Sometimes we forget that our healthcare providers are as human as we are, forgetting that they too have worries, family needs and work stresses. When this virus came along I was emotionally hit hard. Yet, instead of hiding under the covers, I decided I could do something. ToRead More →

It has been a crazy few months, with the last few weeks becoming quite busy where I am working 12 hrs per day, as I have not only been sewing masks for donations to various hospitals, but also providing them for clients asking for them for their personal use, some businesses, and some medical personnel. Thank you to the companies who are desiring to protect their employees, where your business requires them to work, due to their essential work status. Sadly, as of today, I have been informed that many healthcare workers are still required to wear one mask all day with the potential forRead More →

During the month of January, there has been a variety of sewing, from mending and alteration work along with new items now being offered for sale. I was pleased that I was able to spend the first few weeks of the New Year working on this web-site, and while I still have much to do, it is showing progress. I do have a variety of pages that you can view from the side bar, which I hope makes it easier for you to find what you are looking for. One can view the various sewing I have done from custom work, to various alterations andRead More →

A new website and a new year. I would like to extend my appreciation for your continued support. It has been a challenging few years as I have been fighting what my LLMD calls “Chronic, Persistent Lyme Disease”, which is the result of not being diagnosed for many years.  Despite the health challenges, I have been fortunate to be back to sewing, although I continue to need to manage my time. Although it might seem challenging to consumers, it is actually a benefit for all. I will no longer over-extend myself, creating a negative stress environment for my health. But rather, my time will beRead More →