Procrastination…..The Art Of Wasting Time

| June 24, 2015

WOW!  Did I push a “hot” button here????   How much time is actually “wasted” when we procrastinate?  And why do we procrastinate, anyway? For many folks – me included – it’s just hard to get started on certain projects.  My focus isn’t just “right” or perhaps there’s the “dread” of starting something that appears to […]

Children’s Sewing Cards On Sale – $4.95 per set!

| June 22, 2015

Children’s sewing cards have two distinct functions at our house!  First and foremost, they are laying the groundwork for teaching children to sew, which will result in a lifetime of pleasure and/or income for the children.  Secondly, they are wonderful for letting kids think they are “helping” me sew while I’m trying to do a […]

Buttonholes For Profit

| June 17, 2015

With the economy as it is, many people are now wanting to learn how to sew in order to cut expenses, as well as wanting to learn how to do alterations so they can “keep” their current wardrobe as long as possible. As an experienced seamstress, there can be a lot of profit for YOU […]

How Productive Are You Now That Summer Is Here?

| June 15, 2015

Summer brings on an unlimited number of situations that keep us from being really productive!  Kids are out of school, friends and family come in from out of town for visits, perhaps gardening takes away from your “work” time, plus other things. I’ve already come across a few of those situations!  Grandchildren come to stay […]

Do You Crochet?

| June 11, 2015

I believe most people, myself included, have additional hobbies or interests other than just sewing.  While all facets of sewing can take up most of our time, somehow we find a little time for baking our famous pies and cakes, gardening, knitting or crochet.   My daughter, an avid sewer, pattern designer and all things […]

How To Sell Your Knowledge To Others

| June 10, 2015

I’m sure most everyone has something special that they make, or do, that gets compliments from all who see them. You might make the prettiest, one-of-a-kind baby quilts, or because of the shortcuts you use while sewing, you can make clothing garments faster than anybody else! I can see the smiles already — you’re thinking […]

Preparing Fabric For Sewing

| June 8, 2015

Many times we go to the fabric store, buy the patterns and fabric we’ve been thinking about, and immediately head home and start cutting out the garment or craft item.  This might work for most fabrics, most of the time; however it only takes one major mess-up to make a really bad day and perhaps […]

In Sewing…..Pressing Matters

| June 3, 2015

To achieve the professional look in sewing, it is absolutely essential to press as you sew.  In addition to the iron and ironing board, it is helpful to have pressing cloths and a tailor’s ham. Fiber, texture and thickness of the fabric determines how the fabric is pressed.  Fiber content dictates the temperature of the […]

Stains…..Be Gone!!

| June 1, 2015

For the most part, you know if you’ve spilled something on your blouse or dress; however, when you have five grandchildren running around the house, most of the time you have no idea what has spilled on the clothes.   I’m here to tell you that if you simply throw those clothes in the washer […]