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 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 →

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 →