I have acquired a few requests for variations in the masks that I create. But two have prompted me to work on a few different designs to cover the neck area, which was the result of one who has a device on his neck due to the effects of larynx cancer; and the other a school teacher who would love something that would be easy to pull up, then when there are no students in the classroom take down while looking a little stylish. This is my first design. It is similar to that of a bandana (one layer) with an attached 2-layer mask underneath.Read More →

While working on the continuation of the Living Room update, I snuck away into the sewing room while David worked on some of the work he did not need me for. I’ve actually been working on these all week in between other activities, home updates, and sewing. In doing so, I was able to complete a couple requests plus a few others. With the following custom requests, I think I will need to provide a new, larger sized option for those with a little larger face than some. Once I receive feedback from those who acquire the masks discussed below, I will be able toRead More →

Yesterday afternoon after communicating with a friend and repeat customer discussing the details of what he was looking for in his next mask, I later received a group message in which he had shared with all his contacts. I am truly humbled by his kind words and positive feedback, while sharing with others, his personal views and endorsement of my sewing as well as the product of face masks, in which he and his wife Leisa received.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   “Friends, Customized face masks made in USA by a seamstess friend! The link says it all! If want to know why – read below. I hopeRead More →

Sometimes you need to stop what you are doing for others, and make time for yourself. It has been a crazy few months with non-stop mask making. Although I have taken time to work in the gardens, sometimes competing with the wildlife for the fruit (currently it looks like the chipmunks have been enjoying our strawberries, and although the raspberries look to be a good crop, we know from experience they love them as well) and pruning and tending . In addition, I have been working with my husband on updating our living room, and as previously posted: reupholstered a chair for him and madeRead More →

This morning I was able to update the FOR SALE – Face Masks page. The various masks are sorted by size and style. Be sure to scroll to find what you are looking for. As of today, the emergent need for masks is changing. Individuals are seeking to purchase quality masks for when they are required to wear them. Since there are many available mask options available, you have choices from business supply stores, social media click-bait sites, even fabric stores are now selling pre-made masks, as well as other seamstresses who are still selling masks. Although I would love for you to purchase from me,Read More →

A few years back my husband and I found a chair at a yard sale in which the frame work was in excellent condition. The fabric and cushion were fine as well, yet the denim fabric was faded in spots. Although in great condition, the fabric situation really bothered me, yet he loved the chair, so home it come where I cleaned it up for him. Just a “few” years later, a few weeks ago (2 yrs since we purchased it), I found the perfect denim to recover it for him. Fortunately he loved it!!  Truth be told, we are in the midst of doingRead More →

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 →