Dirty Clothes Containers For Tweens And Teens

| May 31, 2009

Sometimes it seems like the tweens and teens have forgotten how to put dirty clothes into a dirty clothes basket and put away all the ones they’ve “tried on” and decided not to wear that day.   YIKES!  I remember when our six kids were in that age range — go in the rooms and there [...]

How To Make A Smocked Top / Dress

| May 30, 2009

Have you ever done smocking?  This could be a whole new sewing niche all by itself.  Pretty-Ditty Blogspot has a really neat top that she’s done the “shirring” on the fabric and made a top for her daughter.  The tutorial is great, and goes into detail how to do the shirring, then on to making [...]

Recycle The Shoes Off Your Feet

| May 29, 2009

I simply had to post about these shoes when I saw the tutorial – what a great idea!  I have horrible, hard to fit feet and it never fails, as soon as I get a pair broken in to where they’re finally comfortable – I’ve got them all scuffed up and they no longer look [...]

A New Way to Make Money From Your Blog

| May 28, 2009

Amazon’s amazing new Kindle reading device ($359, Amazon.com) can also be used for reading or subscribing to blogs and Amazon has now opened up their Kindle Publishing Program in beta and they are currently accepting blog submissions.The program provides bloggers with a great new method of monetizing their blogs.  Here’s how it works – Amazon [...]

Do You Keep An “Event” Calendar?

| May 27, 2009

An “event” calendar could also be called a “planning” calendar.  Do you keep track of those upcoming craft fairs and bazaars that you want to attend?  You need to know when they are scheduled, in addition to knowing when to submit your application to participate in the event.After confirming your space in the craft show, you’ll need [...]

Why Haven’t You Started Your Home Business Yet?

| May 26, 2009

We are still getting emails from individuals who are literally “on the fence” about starting a home business.  We totally understand “nervous” and “scared” and “uncertain” about whether to stick your neck out and “just do it” — we’ve been in the same boat before.With that said, we want to say, without a doubt, that NOW [...]

Volunteer Group Provides ‘Sew Much Comfort’ For Wounded Veterans

| May 25, 2009

“Sew Much Comfort” is a volunteer group that provides adaptive clothing for injured service members free of charge, in an effort to assist with their recovery. This nationwide group uses their sewing skills to alter donated clothing to meet the specific needs of the injured individual.  They provide free clothing to wounded service members from the [...]

Apron In An Hour

| May 24, 2009

I simply love aprons — maybe it’s because I’m a messy cook — whatever it is, I have a closet full of aprons.  I want to pass along another sweet tutorial from Jona at  Fabritopia for the “one hour” apron.  This is very cute and I love the way it wraps around and ties in [...]

How Many Sleeve Styles Can You Make From One Basic Sleeve?

| May 23, 2009

OR, can you add a  girly “wing” sleeve to a tank top????  Well, the girly wing sleeve tutorial was just so cute, I had to add it to this post.  Jona at Fabritopia  has written the neatest tutorial about adding a little cap type sleeve (she calls them wings) to a basic tank top “to [...]

Bikini Designer Launches Swimwear Label Online

| May 22, 2009

Canadian designer Wendy Floyd launched her online business this month and has already sold 50 swimwear sets.  Floyd has had a lifelong love of sewing and after making her own business clothes for years, decided to try her hand at sewing a bathing suit because she had major difficulty in finding one that fit.After working as [...]