Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My favorite time of the year!

It's one of my favorite times of the year - FALL! Make sure to click the link on the left at least once a week - now that the busy Farmer's Market and show season is almost over I'll be adding new items to the store for the fall and winter. And it's getting to be...MAGIC SLIPPER TIME! If you have any great ideas for items you'd like to see just let me know.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Understanding Thread

I found a helpful blog post last month by Jenna at Sew Happy Geek all about thread - understanding it's weight and uses! I really appreciate her taking the time to help us all out by typing it so well, very clear and easy to understand. Thread is one of those things that we think we can get by with using whatever we have or whatever is least expensive - and it isn't always the best choice to do that. Here's the link - I hope you learn as much as I did!

Friday, October 7, 2011

World Smile Day!

Back in 1963, a commercial artist named Harvey Ball designed the now-classic smiley face. You know the one:

Harvey became worried that his smiley face was becoming too commercialized and was beginning to lose its meaning. So Harvey declared that the first Friday in October should be World Smile Day, a day to smile!

The theme of this holiday is "Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile."

What a fabulous holiday, don’t you think? We could all use a few extra smiles, and we could all benefit from performing a few more acts of kindness. I found this cute list of ideas from (who else?) Oprah.

These would be great way to celebrate World Smile Day:

Say "Good morning" to a person standing next to you in the elevator.
Pay the toll for the driver behind you.
Write a letter to a child who could use some extra attention. Kids love getting mail.
Offer to pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor, especially in extreme weather.
Say "I love you" to someone you love.
Out of the blue, send flowers to a friend.
Say "please" and "thank you"—and really mean it.
Let a fellow driver merge into your lane.
Offer to baby-sit for a single mom.
Call or write to a teacher who changed your life.
Bring a box of doughnuts to share at the office.
Write a note to the boss of someone who helps you, and explain how great a job that person is doing.
Throw away your trash—and someone else's—after a movie, picnic or visit to a park.
Help a friend pack for a move.
Before a friend moves away, give her your favorite recipe or quote and a photo of the two of you together.

So what will YOU be doing for World Smile Day?