Friday, December 31, 2010
Very stormy New Years Eve for us. Hope that isn't a sign of what the new year is going to bring.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Remember the cell phone bag from earlier this week? The lady that works from me got an email from her brother after a visit with the new owner of the bag.
"Physical Therapy wants to know how much she would charge to make some more of the pouches that mother keeps her cell phone in. They had a fit over it."
I really don't mind making things for people but my list is growing quicker than I am getting things knocked off of it.
Monday, December 27, 2010
In the meantime, I knocked of a long over do item off my list. One of the ladies that works for me has a mother in a nursing home and was in need of a cell phone holder she could wear around her neck. This should do the trick. It is big enough that she shouldn't struggle with getting it out and not so big that she feels like she is carrying a big purse with her.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Still wishing for snow tonight but it isn't looking too promising. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
A couple years ago I bought a box of sticky velcro dots on clearance. Actually two boxes one of white and a second box of black dots. I have used them on all sorts of things around the house except they can't be sewn on to anything. Sewing machine needle globs up with adhesive immediately and I can't even pull a needle through the adhesive backing. The answer finally came to me if "you can't beat them join them"... Use a stronger adhesive. I tried a sample of felt glue with the velcro dot onto fabric last night it seems to have held up pretty well.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Then after a totally random conversation with my Mother she gave me a reason to make one for a family friend and I am totally hooked. So hooked I woke up at 2am this morning and couldn't go back to sleep thinking of these playhouses. If I lived alone I would have gotten up and started sewing. But out of fear David would have me committed I stayed in bed. I cannot draw or sketch so you get my PowerPoint slides instead. Wonder how close the final house will look to my current pictures?
I have free reign to do whatever I want. And this is my vision as of today.
If I do window panes the window will have curtains or I may just totally change it out for a puppet theatre instead. Haven't decided yet. Have an idea in my head how to make the flowers removable from the "dirt" so they can be picked. Love the hearts on the tree. Thinking about having them interchangable with leaves... apples etc.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
My husband has had the Turbo-Face since he got the Mustang back in September. And I actually got to drive it last weekend.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
I have been using fray check on the threads when I make the scarves but that really wasn't an option for me on the blankets that were going to get alot of use and frequent washing.
There are several tutorials out there that show these steps but my flannel is so much more fun to look at.
Leave a long thread tail at the end of serging.
Snip off the remainder of the thread and it is all hidden.
They do take forever to stitch out on the machine. About 45 minutes each if the thread doesn't break. I like the depth of the varigated thread.