One year ago I became a grandmother. I never could have imagined how great this experience would be for me. It is a whole new world. The whole world is filled with wonder and awe when I see it anew through her eyes. I made my first "real" quilt and...
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The easiest way to cut fabric on a straight line is with a rotary cutter, mat and ruler. No question! But, do not recommend children using a rotary cutter. Also, if you are new to the sewing scene, you may have not invested in one yet. So if you do not have one, (or should not use one) there are other ways to cut a pattern.
I love Creativebug. I have found it to be a great resource in teaching children how to sew. It has wonderful instructional videos not only on sewing, but on a variety of arts and crafts. You can try it for one month for $1 with this offer below. **This post...
Steamfast Mini steam iron. An iron is one of the most necessary pieces of equipment that you need when you sew. I have a great Rowenta iron that I absolutely love. I wanted a small iron to take with me when I give sewing lessons. I found the Steamfast Mini Steam Iron on Amazon and it is perfect for the job.
Keep an ongoing list of professional services you need done. Having a list could save you lots of money. This is not for a "honey do" list, this is great to have on hand for when you have to seek a professional for a more pressing problem. In the modern...
A Bag Making Party is a great way to get the ladies together. Have some fabric straps and coffee and see what you can create.
I have a new category on my blog posts for Repairs & Alterations. I have gone through all my old posts and added this to all that apply. I think that if you can repair, repurpose, re-hem, recycle, restyle or alter any clothing is to re-love it.
Learn to Sew Drawstring Pouch is a child tutorial beginner project. This is part of a series in Teaching Children to Sew. -
Wonder Clips vs Craft Clips. I started using Wonder Clips to teach children to sew. They loved these so much more than pins when sewing a seam. They were great...... but expensive. Now there are so many brands of Craft Clips at much lower prices that it is hard to know which ones to choose. I will share with you what I found.
I love ordering from Amazon.com. I also have The Lost Apron Store on Amazon and am an Amazon Affiliate (where I get paid a small commission on items purchases through my links). I use Prime Pantry for bulky grocery items. Read: I Tried Prime Pantry. I have my Amazon Prime Credit Card so that I get an additional 5% off all my Amazon purchases. I also have subscriptions on Amazon. I love Amazon. But sometimes, things don't arrive when they should.
Moms today are all about streamlining. Efficiency is key when streamlining. Busy and active moms need a mini diaper bag that can still hold all the essentials that can fit into a tote or go alone. This simple folio is perfect for the mom on the go. When I was a new mom, I carried a monster diaper bag. I carried anything I could possibly need with me. Sometimes bags like that are essential for a whole day away. Now as a new grandma, I see that sometimes for a short outing all you need is the basics.
I have never eaten so healthy in my life!!! I began using Sun Basket in September, and I absolutely love it! Dinner has always been a big dilemma in my house. I have never been a good cook, but I always cooked for my family. Now I look forward to all the new recipes and trying new ingredients. What really surprised me about Sun Basket is the quality of the food. I no longer have to plan, and shop for dinner. Dinner is solved!
Support you local shops. I believe it is important to support your local shops. So many of us go to our local shops and soak in all that good advice, then price compare, and end up buying the item somewhere else. We are robbing our local shops for taking all that advice for free. If you like having that shop near you, then support it.
Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done.