It has been an interesting year with COVID on the forefront and brides deciphering how to move forward with their wedding plans. They are being creative as well as accepting the need to compromise with some couples postponing out a year. Due to the pandemic, I myself have made adjustments to my service offerings. I will share more in an upcoming post, but for today I would like to share a few alterations that I have done for an upcoming fall wedding. The bridal gown is displayed on the dress form, as I worked with the bride with her initial fitting where her mom pickedRead More →

It has been awhile since I have made therapy bags, yet sometimes a client comes along and desires one that is custom made for their specifications. This particular therapy bag, was made for a woman who hikes with my oldest daughter, and desired a therapy bag with real lavender for the scent. This particular therapy bag has 4 channels, where each channel is filled with equal amounts of a lavender blend using lavender buds and rice. The outer edges are top-stitched in order to provide an extra level of confidence of knowing the rice and lavender will not leak out the sides. A beautiful purpleRead More →

Over the past few weeks, in between working on an update to our living room and some work in our yard, I have been working on face masks for children. Although I have donated quite a few to the local hospitals, these will be added to the site tomorrow with individual pictures. These masks are 2-layer, 100% cotton, 1/8″ ear loops (as i have found these to be the most comfortable for children), and no nose bridge. Although a mask can be custom made to include a nose bridge for your child, I decided it was best to not have them in these masks, asRead More →

Due to a previous custom inquiry, I still had our own Coleman Stove out waiting for a carrier for it. We have kept it in its box, which is in great condition, yet transferring the box to the truck when we prepared to go camping, it would still slip around. For both my husband and I, it was just one of those things, that we simply did not want to worry about it slipping out and getting damaged. In addition, I wanted to reline my husbands corduroy jacket, yet after many washings, he didn’t want me to spend the time. He knew the time elementRead More →

This past week, I asked my husband if he would model a new mask style, that would allow one to wear their mask with an elastic to go over the head and around the neck. Those who know me, understand that my desire is never to create something fast, but rather take the time to create what a consumer would want. Fortunately, my husband is great at providing me the critique that I am looking for. In order to make this style fit best, he provided me the feedback that I was looking for, requiring that I take it apart, and make the necessary adjustments.Read More →

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 →