Monday, August 9, 2010
I recently purchased an iPod Touch at the request of my 7-year-old boy. He is verbally challenged and finds it difficult to cope when he cannot communicate his needs. One of his strengths is technology, particularly computers. This amazing little electronic devise has opened his communication skills, allowing him to ask for things that really excite and motivate him. There are many "apps" you can purchase that are both educational and engaging. His favorite one is I Spy, but there are many to choose from, and they are very reasonably priced.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I have finally found the perfect fabric to use as a backing for my utility aprons. This hemp/cotton blend fabric shrinks very little if washed in cold water, and has a linen-like texture without the tendency to wrinkle. It is very durable and comes in a wide variety of colors. My customers love it, and I love to sew with it! Happy creating!!!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
This FREE pattern can be found at: http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-for-Kids/Vintage-Rose-Crochet-Hat
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Amy Butler is one of my favorite fabric designers. Many of her designs are inspired by nature, and have coordinating fabrics which are grouped together by themes. This saves me an immense amount of time when I create a design using multiple fabrics. Her fabric is also very durable and comes in a medium-weight which is fabulous for making bags, pillows and aprons. I made this utility apron using the Daisy Chain Wildflowers Navy(shown in the right column), and a navy denim lining that I found at the local fabric store.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This apron design is ideal for gardening! I carry my pruning shears, scissors, staking tape, and seed packets to assist me when I garden. I found this patten in a book by Lexie Barnes. Sew What! Bags: 18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize to Fit Your Needs I was looking for a way to use my leftover fabric scraps, and love it! I have made many of them for teachers, weddings planners and carry them at a local plant nursery.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
As my business evolves, I come to realize that change is a good thing. I came up with the idea of making these aprons/belts when I needed a handy organizer to carry and store my sewing tools in while I was sewing projects. Thanks to a book by Lexie Barnes, I found a DIY sewing project that allowed me to have the freedom to design and customize something that has become one of my top sellers! They are used by teachers, event planners, florists, gardeners, artists, hair dressers etc...