Tall-Size Sewing Patterns – How Hard Can It Be?

Last summer I had this itch to sew a “summery” outfit for myself. Something comfortable and easy to sew a plus.  When I ran across this pattern at the local craft store, I knew this was the one to try.  It had a cute top with several variations and leggings that looked simple. One year later……. Still in the package. Still waiting to be sewn. Yesterday I pulled it out again an think I’m ready to give it a go.  I {Read More}

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Large Diaper Bag

A few weeks ago I found a pre quilted piece of fabric at our local Jo-Ann’s.  It was so pretty and unique I bought the last 2 yards of it. (It was on clearance too!) I took it home and pulled out my college textile books to see if I could ID the fabric.  I couldn’t. From what I can tell it has a look and feel of starched linen, but has a sheen that tells me it has some {Read More}

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dad’s (and dads-to-be!) out there!

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Craft Bookshelves ~ Buying -vs- Borrowing

I love to buy craft books. But then again, who doesn’t?!  So when a new book comes out that I want to read I jot the title, author and ISBN down and add it to my “to-read” wish list. The problem I have is my wish list is now a mile long! About 7 years ago I started looking for ways to get my wish list books.  I am not independently wealthy nor have I won Powerball, so what does {Read More}

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Have You Seen a Lake This Beautiful?

This weekend we took advantage of the cool morning temperatures to visit Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY.  We have been wanting to visit for some time, but with the monster snow and cold it wasn’t in the plans.  So this morning while it was sunny and in the low 70’s we took off to visit the park. Have you seen a lake blue-green in color like this?!?!  I love this picture, but it was even more vibrant in {Read More}

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