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 →

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 →

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 →

NOTE: you can click on pictures to see larger views. They are coming out a little dark on my screen, yet when enlarged, you can see more clearly. As my husband and I were out enjoying the weather on the deck last Friday afternoon, soon after he returned home from work, a young gentleman, who had passed by our house stopped in. He was curious if I did sewing work for others, as my sign out front is not that specific. One could assume it is a “hobby” or a business. Yet, with the dynamics of our town ordinance, I am not allowed to haveRead 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 →

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 →