Gift Ideas : Sewing Kit For A Beginner

This year one of my little cousin’s is hoping to get all geared up for some sewing projects.  I have heard through the grapevine that Santa is bringing a sewing machine and grandma is looking into some basic classes.  It’s times like these that I wish I lived closer, so I could be there to…

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Fun Fabric Friday : Christmas Prints

It wouldn’t be holiday time if I didn’t share some of the cute Christmasy fabrics I have found lately, now would it? Screenprinted Christmas Fabric by Cherie Interro, featuring mid-century houses and evergreens. A fun Alexander Henry print called 2-D Yuletide. Tree Trimmers from Michael Miller. This last one is from a site called Volksfaden.  The print is called…

Let’s Get Organized!

I just finished up a near disastrous dig through my fabric stash and realized that organization needs to be pushed up on my “To-Do” list.  The stash sits on an open 5-shelf rack at the back of the little walk-in closet of our spare bedroom.  All around it I have projects, alterations and items for sale…

Sewing and Crafts : Bolster Pillow Revamp

OH, NO!  Not another pillow post!!!  Sorry folks.  This is the one that really should have started it all, but I went about my business of fixing up the family room sofa a little backwards.  My reasons for wanting new pillows in that space started because of this:  While taking pictures during a furniture switcheroo…

Fun Fabric Friday : Niesz Vintage Fabric & Design

One of my favorite vintage fabric sites out there is Niesz Vintage Fabric & Design.  Kimberly and I “met” through a vintage fabric FLICKR group years ago and I have admired her finds and her work ever since. Not only does she find some of the most fabulous vintage fabrics around, she also uses them to create some…