Over the last three weeks, with the cold temps, I have been working on this particular afghan using variegated the Lion brand Mandala, color Sirens. A lightweight (#3) soft acrylic, with a nice lightweight hand. Comfortable to work with a lovely weight that would entice me to work with in the warm summer months. Total size 65″ square, taking 3 weeks with an average of 6 hrs per day. Variegated yarn provides no promise of the outcome, yet in selecting this yarn, I loved how the darks and brights complimented each other. Working the C2C (corner to corner) stitch provides a lovely look, yet becauseRead More →

Nothing is more annoying to many of us who enjoy pockets, to discover that the lovely pair that fits so well when you purchase it, does not have “real” pockets in the back. When you are used to having pockets, you automatically try to use them. With a recent alteration order, I repaired a pair of lovely dress slacks that were torn at the pocket, making them look good as new. Always check before purchasing to see if there is a pocket. If so, you can very gently remove the stitches that hold the pocket closed with a seam ripper. These type pockets are closedRead More →

Although I have cut back in some areas of sewing, the reviews, messages and cards that I receive from clients, makes me feel appreciated for the gift of sewing that God has blessed me with. For me, it is a sign that I am serving where I need to serve. Here are some messages I received over the last two days, in response to some masks that were shipped out, and now being worn with delight.  Of course, no one ever thought that masks would become part of our wardrobe, but it happened. It is temporary, but I truly hope that people continue to showRead More →

Although we all desire to be done with the mask wearing, the mandates still exists, despite our desire to get back to normal. It is hard, I get it, but I have to admit, I am grateful that I do not have to wear a mask for 8-10 hrs every day such as those who work in healthcare, retail and other industries. Even my husband, who works for our local newspaper is required to wear one all day, yet fortunately he can wear the cloth-made ones.  Above are two masks that are extra that I will be adding to my inventory for sale, each atRead More →

With the decision to create more due to various reasons, in addition to sewing, I will be doing a bit more crochet. This here is my 3rd afghan for 2021 and will be gifted to our middle daughter Holly, who will soon be delivering our 2nd grandson. Of course, when she saw these colors, she reminded me that her birthday was not too far off, hinting that she really loved these colors. No surprise to any of us in our family, as she has always been the one who loved bold, bright and beautiful colors like these. So how does a mom resist, when herRead More →

Starting in 2021 my goal is to be CREATIVELY FOCUSED: What does this mean? My focus going forward will return to my roots of sewing with pleasure and joy, creating from inspiration. In doing so, I will be creating more with materials on hand along with repurposing. I will occasionally create products to sell, that will be available to the general public, yet I will not become a mass producer unless I enjoy making the product. I will showcase them here on my site and social media, with the possibility of selling in other venues which is to be determined.You will be able to see availableRead More →

No, not me, but maybe? My daughter is expecting her 2nd son soon, so in a way, it is for me. I mean, being a grammy is very rewarding on many levels. Holly provided me with yardage of four 100% cotton fabrics, 3 cotton flannel, 1 regular cotton. With her first child she had all woodland critters, and to stay with that theme, yet also provide something special for the little guy, she found these fabrics that she loved. The first item up with the over-sized, double-sided, flannel blanket. These were our children’s favorite blankets when they were young (yes, I have been making, giftingRead More →

As a misc. item, I have added some homemade soap to my site, made with natural ingredients. Each bar individually comes with its own burlap, cotton-tie-closure bag, appropriate for gift giving as well as displayed on your shelf until ready to use.  Due to the sensitive nature of my skin, I transitioned away from OTC soaps, to create and provide soaps that are natural, not using pharmaceutical grade glycerin. The natural glycerin found in these soaps are derived from the process of soap making. All soaps that are currently made, are done via a cold process and are made using: Organic shea butter, olive oil,Read More →

Over the summer/fall I made some egg gathering aprons as a request from some clients. In making them, I used quality 100% cotton, making them two-layers, as are the pockets. Professionally sewn with attention to detail.  Each apron is $150, accounting for the time to prep/wash materials, cut, sew and apply pieces in place, as well as the cost of materials.   You can find more pictures at the For Sale – Aprons page Please follow and like us:Read More →

This past Tues., a new client messaged me asking what my wait time was for hemming a single pair of pants. With everything being relative, I asked a few questions and offered some options for drop-off so that I could get them back to him this week. Although I can’t always provide a quick turn-around, there are times in which this can be done without a rush fee. Wednesday, after work, he arrived promptly at the time he shared he would with contact info so that I could reach out to him as soon as they were done. When seeing that they were camo, lightRead More →