My Foam Stabilizer Tests & Results! Part 1

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve been testing foam stabilizers I use in my studio.  When I found out Pellon released their own version (Flex Foam) recently, I knew it was time to order some and do a little testing!.  So today I am sharing with you Part 1 of my findings and thoughts. I hope you enjoy! If you sew handbags, you know that foam stabilizers are popular for creating structure to various parts of handbags while {Read More}

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Studio Happenings & Foam Experimenting

Hi all!  I am in the middle of a few projects at the moment, so I wanted to stop for a bit and share what they are.  Some are going better than others, but that is the case most of the time around here! Ongoing Project: Month 4 of the 1718 Coverlet QAL: If you read THIS post you know I’ve busy sewing this coverlet since January.  We do anywhere from 10-16 blocks a months and try to keep it {Read More}

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Leather Catch-All Bowl – A Tutorial

I have a serious stash of binder clips. For the most part I keep them in a pull-out plastic drawer or in a pretty ceramic bowl next to my main machine. When I’m sewing with my other machines though, I have nothing to hold excess *stuff*. To help remedy the problem of my clip chaos, I drew up a mini version of my ceramic bowl and came up with this!  It’s super easy and quick to make, and I was able to {Read More}

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Dusting off the Bloggy Cobwebs & WIP’s

I rarely blog during Spring Break. But that was over 2 weeks ago! Add a traveling husband, Scout and sport physicals and various activities and it’s now almost May.  But I’m happy to say that the traveling has slowed down and the everyday is now at a nice normal speed. There were a few times over break I was able to sneak in the studio. Mostly when it was cold/rainy. But I did manage to continue work on another pattern. Here’s {Read More}

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World Autism Awareness Day ~ Light It Up Blue!

I very rarely chat about personal items here.  But today I break that rule. Every year on April 2nd we celebrate Autism Awareness. We watch as people and places around the world wear blue, light up their houses blue or show blue traveling up the tallest buildings in the world.  It’s a day to reflect that 14 years ago, I gave birth to a highly gifted, adorable, kind young man who is on the Autism Spectrum. At 2 years of {Read More}

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