Monthly Archives: September 2012

A BIG THANK YOU!

I am just a regular home sewist. I have never taken any classes or had a sewing teacher of any kind in my adult life. My grandmother taught me sewing basics.  She taught me enough to make Barbie clothes, doll clothes, … Continue reading

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Quick cutie bib tutorial

Here is a tutorial for a super quick, super cute, almost free bib! With one yard of fabric and one old receiving blanket, you should be able to get 4 bibs! My yard of fabric cost $2.50 and I got … Continue reading

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Covered button safety for babies

I have to say, there is something special about a covered button on an outfit. Especially when it’s in a contrasting fabric. A few weeks back, I made a peasant dress for Little One.  I gave it a gathered high … Continue reading

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Making pillows on the cheap

Pillows are expensive to buy. They can be expensive to make too. Fabric, pillow forms, stuffing, embellishments, it adds up quick.  This would be a completely different post if I only ever wanted just one pillow, but I only ever want … Continue reading

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“Sad Couch” pillow makeover

The couch in our den has been in need of a face-lift for a long time. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love to lounge on it, but hate to look at it! We bought this couch 3 … Continue reading

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Instant spiced tea

This recipe has fond memories for me. My grandmother always made this. I can remember drinking this with her throughout my childhood.  She called it friendship tea. I’m not sure if it was the actual name for this recipe or … Continue reading

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Fabric buying quirks….

I did it! I went fabric shopping today! I ADORE fabric stores. I spend hours…yes that’s multiple hours every time. Fabric shopping for me can be an all day affair. Sometimes I go to all three stores in the same day….happiness!!! I … Continue reading

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How soon is too soon? Help!

No sewing going on here today. 😦 My little one is 7 months old now and crawling is right around the corner. I am envisioning mouthfuls of stray thread clippings or an accidentally dropped pin in my little one’s hand!!!! … Continue reading

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You can teach an old dog new tricks!

In this case I guess I am the old dog! Quite a while back Pinterest taught me something new! Until running across some of the bow making pins, I had always done it the old fashioned way…the hard way. There are tons … Continue reading

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Fall wardrobe

The Hubs mentioned that a cool front was coming, it’s not what you might be thinking. I’m from Texas. It doesn’t necessarily mean break out the jackets. In this case it means we get a week or so of relief. … Continue reading

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