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Patterns Galore!

Day 1 of our Studio Makeover:  Organizing my pattern stash! I don’t have as many patterns as most sewers I know, but I still have too many to easily go … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Studio To Do List

Now that I’ve sewn a project on my new craft table, I’m very pleased.  The table is sturdy and holds up well to all the shaking that comes with using … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

White Eyelet Peasant Shirt

October 2012 Pattern: New Look 6892, size 10 with modifications.  Made view A. Fabric: white eyelet with scalloped edge (~2-3/4 yds) See my mistake on my original fabric calculations here. … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

White Eyelet Peasant Shirt – Design

I finally had a block of time yesterday to sew and I was all fired up to crank out another peasant shirt for my daughter.  Back in July, Hancock’s had … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Corduroy Jacket – Design Phase

I’m ready to sew again and I’ve got a big project lined up.  I found a pattern that I like for a jacket which allows you to customize your design … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Craft Tables

Well, I finally decided on a table for the Arts Room.  I chose the Martha Stewart Living Craft Space Table.  I know, I know, …it’s not solid wood.  I just … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Purple Bolster Pillow

July 2012 Pattern: Self-drafted. Fabric: purple embroidered taffeta (2/3 yd.), silver tissue lamé (I used scrap fabric left over from a costume), purple velour (I used scraps left over from … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

July 2012 While updating my daughter’s room, we stumbled across a decorating style that she thought was right up her alley – Hollywood Regency.  She loves it!  It’s got clean … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Progress in the Arts Room – or Not

I’ve been quiet for some time.  This design phase for the Arts room is soaking up lots of time.  (Not to mention homeschooling and my daughter’s Shakespeare production).  But, now … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wood or Not?

So here’s a peek into my ongoing struggle: real wood furniture or MDF, particleboard, etc.  I’m really trying to eliminate MDF and particleboard from my house in lieu of real … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ideas Are Flying

For some reason today, I’m getting lots of ideas for the Arts Room.  Maybe they’ve been on the back burner long enough and finally simmered into something visible. For starters, … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

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