I’m always on the lookout for things the grandchildren can “help” make – they LOVE to help, and I figure it also stimulates their little creative brains, and who knows what they might come up with later on that we can work on. The first little project is for a snake bookmark — now EVERY […]
Have You Made Crinkle Toys Lately?
Crinkle toys, crinkle teething blankets, etc are so much fun to make, and twice as much fun watching the little ones play with them. Their little faces just light up with joy when they squeeze and crinkle the toys and listen to the noice the crinkly fabric makes. For years I’ve made small and large […]
Embellishing has become a national pastime for people of all ages! From a simple applique to a dazzling design that thrills the eyes, you can certainly say that when it comes to embellishment – anything goes! T-shirts and sweatshirts are the primary objects of embellishment although certainly not the only possibilities. You can use the […]
New Pattern Designer In Our Family!
My granddaughter, now 11 and part of a set of quadruplets, started “making things” when she was old enough to use a pair of kids scissors. Sarah had previously made things from paper and cardboard, from very intricate snowflakes to cardboard box “stores” where she would “sell” her handmade items to her siblings and grandmother […]
6 How-To Tips For The Sewer / Crafter
Many times during the sewing / crafting process we seem to have our heads in the clouds as we fast forward through the current project. Of course, most of us have been sewing or crafting for so long, we can just about do anything with our eyes shut. Right? Actually that’s where most of the […]
5 Tips To Organize Your Fabric Stash / Sewing Room
If you’re like me – can’t pass up super sales on fabric – and over time have drawers, boxes, bags and shelves full of all types of fabrics – there comes a time when all this stash needs to be organized! Not long ago I did just that – organized my stash! I started out […]