A seamstress tends to either accumulate scraps that I personally have used to patch and repair, but sometimes there is that one odd item that is generally tossed. Well, today I had the ends of a zipper that I was about to toss when I remembered how popular the “zipper” look is with the younger […]
As shared in a previous post, I am most fortunate to have a husband who is skilled in the craft of woodworking. One of the storage units he created for me this past winter, after the busy holidays were over, was a storage unit for my buttons. It might seem crazy for some, but after […]
The advantage of being married to a man who enjoys woodworking and carpentry, is that you get to enjoy his ability make useful items for the house and family, along with those moments when I can request specific organizational items for my sewing room. We are both perfectionists in what we do and what […]
What inspires you to purchase fabric, use your scraps, dust off your sewing machine and begin creating? For me I love walking through a fabric store, seeing the new prints, lovely designs and the textures. I am also one to venture through my stash of fabric to see what I have in order to create. […]
This morning I entered my sewing room for the first time in a few months. Without realizing what could transpire when a few weeks back I asked my husband to put the air conditioner into the sewing room, I soon discovered today as I removed a small pile of projects on the side of […]
For those that know me, realize that I have a creative passion, one that causes me to gravitate towards the variety of textures and colors in fabric and yarns. Yet, due to my desire to use up my “stash” of inspiration, I am trying to curb my creative lust for more fabric. In doing so, […]
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The one thing I have learned over time, is that despite my best efforts, my youngest daughter will still not allow me to hem her pants that are really too long when she buys them. It causes me to laugh as I see these rat tail hangings that eventually show their wear, at which point […]
Today I would like to share about the most common alteration request during the fall through winter months. The zipper!! It stops functioning, gets caught and does not move smoothly until, in one brief moment, you tug just right and the whole thing is useless!! The zipper is an amazing instrument used in clothing, camping […]