Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Snap on Grommets

Researching some new projects to do for my home I found this wonderful new product - Dritz HOME snap on grommets! WOW, just WOW! What a great new product and I can think of so many ways to use these in new tote and bag designs too - come on, like you didn't expect that?! hahaha

Here is a wonderful tutorial from Sew4Home on the best way to place and install them - How to use snap on grommets. Make sure to bookmark it or print out the pdf file for this tutorial, you'll want to make sure and keep it handy for future projects! Make sure to share it with your friends that like to decorate and say a great big thank you TO Sew4Home for sharing. I can't wait to get started on my project ideas.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Sewing Tip - Sewing Machine Feet

One of the great things about sewing machines available now is all of the great feet that you can use to do wonderful things that make all our projects so much more easy and convenient to do. Make sure to read this wonderful guest post by Toyota Home Sewing on craftpassion.com about different machine feet. While this tutorial highlights the Toyota Sewing Machine brand in the UK, the knowledge transfers to all machines. Make sure to thank them for sharing this great information with all of us!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Picture Puzzle

This past few months I've been super busy with personal things and custom store orders and I was having a difficult time coming up with a project for my granddaughters to do for their dad. So of course - Bing was my friend yet again! This is a great fun project that shouldn't be just for Father's Day projects - you and your children can have a fun time making these well, just because! And if you have a young puzzle lover they would make a great personalized gift.

Impress Your Kids Picture Puzzle Tutorial

All you'll need is a few things you just might already have around and OFF YOU GO to some fun puzzle crafting! Make sure to say a great big THANK YOU to Impress Your Kids for sharing this tutorial!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Sewing Tip - Folding Fabric

For those of us who love to sew, you know what a problem fabric can end up being.

Just a few of our obsessions:
We have to stop and take a peek anywhere there might be fabric to buy.
We need to have a stash of "just in case I might need this" fabrics.
We never have enough space.

I've found a great tutorial to share that is really helping me get my workshop in order. Really pretty sad that this never occured to me before. hahaha DUH.

Turning*Turning's Tutorial on Folding Fabric

Make sure to thank her for sharing!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More Summer Time Store Goodness!

I just LOVE summer! And the weather has been so springy here temperature wise, not hot summery at all - 70 & low 80's - PERFECT. Make sure to check out the store button to your left to see where the inspiration has led me! Here's a sneak peak!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Sun Hat

I've been searching for something to make my mom for her birthday, she's pretty practical and just simply doesn't need anything that isn't functional. She has some acres in Alabama that they live and work on - so this is a PERFECT solution for a great practical gift that is FUN too!

Lorenna Buck: For Mom: "UPDATE: You can now download this pattern here Mother's Day is approaching and my mother already has her gift in hand. It's a sun hat! ..."

Make sure to check out Lorenna's blog and give her a shout out thank you for being so kind to share this tutorial!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Sewing Tip

One of the most important things when you are sewing...pressing. I know that some of you don't like those extra steps, but me - I love to press! I like the crispness of how it makes the item you're constructing look. Maybe it just makes your item more professional looking, and you can really begin to see what your finished item will look like as you are working. This article from Threads is a big help when trying to decide about pressing cloths! They really help keeping the surfaces of your finished item in perfect condition.

Guide to Press Cloths - Threads

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Yippee! Make sure to click the store button to your left and check out the totes and handbag section for more new styles that I promised! Here's a sneak peak...

Remember, don't see the tote or handbag you're looking for? Use the CONTACT ME link in each listing in the About Me area and tell me what you're searching for.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Rick Rack Roses

I got my hands on some pretty vintage rick rack a few days ago and was "binging" around trying to find something unique to do with and stumbled upon this awesome

I think they will make some pretty embellishments for handbags and also for my granddaughters summer dresses and headbands!

Make sure to thank Janet for sharing this great tutorial!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Sewing Tip

One of the things that I think most of us can get the most frustrated about....thread tension on our sewing machine. Here is a great fact reference from Threads Magazine that will REALLY help you out! You might even want to print this article out and keep it with your machine, and make sure to check out the rest of the site for a ton more sewing information.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Once a Month Cooking

While stumbling around the net one day...I think I was actually looking for a tutorial on putting in an inset zipper, which I NEVER FOUND and had to just wing it...grrrrr... I found this really great OAM type recipe for breakfast sandwiches. Make sure to check out Crystal's McMom's Breakfast Sandwiches for the freezer from her The Family Homestead site. She has a very nice freezer cooking with meal starters E-Book for sale on her site you'll want to take a look at - in this economy you couldn't ASK for better information on how to keep your food budget in line and to keep you away from convenience foods and take out! This is a little bit different from traditional Once a Month Cooking as these are "mixes" that you can use to make a variety of meals with!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bags and Totes Available

Make sure to click the store button to your left and check out all the new bags and totes available - remember, if you like a style but not the color scheme and would like to customize to your color preference make sure to use the CONTACT link in the listing!