I really wanted a new iron. I really needed a new iron. And yes, I really got a new iron! But it didn't exactly happen overnight. My quest for a new iron — the Rolls Royce of irons, you might say — required a bit of patience on my part. How much patience, you ask?… Continue reading Mama’s Got A Hot New Iron!
A few months ago I was asked to host a sew-along for a fun sewing group on Facebook. The group is called Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests, and I've been participating in the group's monthly sew-alongs for quite some time. Did I ever think I'd be hosting one of group's events? I'd have to say… Continue reading Come Join Me As I Host My First Sew-Along in October. It’s Going To Be Spicy!
In my quest to participate in all 12 sew-alongs being held by the Violette Field Threads Facebook group this year, I made another dress this month — actually, two. Here's how it went. Once the VFT group chose the September sew-along pattern by popular vote, I purchased the winner so I could take part. I… Continue reading September’s Sew-Along Went “Sew” Well
Last week I wrote about joining an outfit opposites sew-along, which involves sewing new clothes in competing styles (picture flashy versus plain, or city versus country). In my case, I chose floral versus solids. Last week's post, available here, told the "solids" half of the story. Now I'm going to tell you about my use… Continue reading And Now, Here’s The Softer Side Of My Style
I was recently asked to join an outfit opposites sew-along. What does outfit opposites mean? Picture competing styles, such as flashy versus plain, or city versus country, or floral versus stripes. That last pair of opposites comes close to what I actually do sew, because I love floral fabrics. However, since I've never sewn striped… Continue reading Sewing With Solids Is Just One Side Of My Style
Last month I was in a frenzy of sewing back-to-school clothes for my three grandchildren. I wanted to make the actual deadline of the first day of school, so I worked extra hard to accomplish that. Let me share some photos I took of the outfits before I mailed them away. I made the above… Continue reading Back-To-School Clothes Are Much More Fun When Made With Grammy Love
They may not be everyone's favorite food, but tacos are definitely tops for my son and his family. Their penchant for the crunchy, meaty Mexican treats is what inspired me to create a fun and fanciful sewing project that they can wear anytime and anywhere, even to the neighborhood taco shop that they love to… Continue reading Tacos And T-Shirts Bring My Family Closer Together — No Hot Sauce Required!
I waited a whole year to be able to experience the joy of participating in a local fair with one of my Grammy-made dresses. The idea was conceived at last year's fair when I saw what sort of little girls' dresses were winning blue ribbons and I said to my husband, "I could do that!"… Continue reading A Blueberry Fair, A Blueberry Dress, And Some Blue Ribbons!
Every month I tell myself I'm going to be more balanced between sewing and blogging. I'm still trying to figure that one out, especially in the summer months. There is just "sew, sew" much to do. The days are longer, the weather is almost perfect, and I'd rather be outside. But when I do spend… Continue reading My Summer Flew By, As Did My August Sew-Along
I'm always on the hunt for a great deal on old sewing machines. I've found some amazing bargains in the classified ads of my local weekly newspaper in the past year or so, and even my husband gets excited to see a vintage machine he can bring back to life. Just a few weeks ago,… Continue reading Serger Surgery Turns Trash Into Treasure