Are You Desperately Looking For A Part Time Job?

| September 30, 2009

There aren’t too many people in this economy who don’t have stories about hours being cut, jobs lost and benefits reduced IF they still have a job.  Many of those unemployed and underemployed are desperately looking for second and third part time jobs just to be able to pay bills and put food on the [...]

How To Keep Your Sewing Machine “Humming”

| September 28, 2009

We all know what a “humming” sewing machine is — one that starts up each and every time we sit down to do some sewing.  In other words, it is a sewing machine that stays IN our sewing room and OUT of the repair shop! Our best selling book “Sewing Machine Repair For The Home [...]

How To Make Boutique Style Baby Blankets

| September 27, 2009

Baby blankets are always popular gifts for baby showers, gifts when the baby comes home from the hospital, and are always nice to have extra ones, so make plenty of them for the new baby. Liz Johnson is the editor of  the Sew4Home site, and they have instructions on making three different boutique style baby blankets.  [...]

Need A New Ironing Board Cover?

| September 26, 2009

Isn’t it amazing how quickly an ironing board cover gets yucky — hot irons make burned spots and spray starch only make matters worse. Deanna, at DeannasStuff blogspot has a great tutorial for making a new ironing board cover, AND she got the fabric at the flea market!   That’s my kind of shopping Deanna. Check [...]

Take Advantage of National Sewing Month Specials

| September 24, 2009

There are lots of great specials out there this month in celebration of National Sewing Month!  You might want to check these out and take advantage of the deals while you can: The best selling book “Sewing Machine Repair for the Home Sewer” has been revised, updated and made into an ebook and is a [...]

Reuse, Remake, Restyle Challenge Contest

| September 23, 2009

Oh boy!  Do I love contests!  And this one is a super idea that Sewing.Org is sponsoring. According to Sewing.Org, the reason for this “reuse, remake and restyle” contest is to implement environmentally-sound sewing into your life. The contest runs through September 30, so there is still time to get your entries in to them. [...]

Project Tutorial: 3 Little Pigs Finger Puppets

| September 22, 2009

The weather has been pretty dreary here for the past couple of weeks and it’s been tough to keep the kids entertained inside so I was thrilled to find this project tutorial at Obsessively Stitching, where Care made these adorable finger puppets of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf.  I absolutely love the button [...]

Make Scrappy Gifts For The Holiday Season

| September 21, 2009

As you probably already know, I’ve been “hit” by something pretty rough – am still taking the daily IV antibiotic therapy treatments at the local hospital and  having to take 2 additional antiobiotic types of pills (been going on since the 10th of Sept).  The doctor says it’s a “severe allergic reaction”, which he believes [...]

Teacup Pincushion Tutorial

| September 20, 2009

Looks like we’re back to pin cushions again.  I love all kinds of pin cushions, and really think I need to start a collection of them. Leigh Ann at TheObjectProject provides us with a very colorful and unique pincushion — and calls it the Teacup pincushion. She says to gather all your scraps and make [...]

How To Make A Reusable Sandwich Bag

| September 19, 2009

Now that school has started, you are probably seeing how many sandwich zip lock bags you’re going through!  YIKES!  A box of those little bags don’t seem to last very long! Well, I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to The Instructables website for giving a great tutorial for making a reusable sandwich wrap.  [...]