Autism Awareness Month

This month is autism awareness month…  Autism to me is really just seeing the world in a different way.  Of course autism is a whole spectrum, meaning that there are people who function at all parts of the spectrum. Parents of kids on the autism spectrum know...

In the Hoop Project

One of the fun things to try with an embroidery machine is In The Hoop Projects.  You can find them on Etsy labeled as ITH.  These are patterns that while sewed are all put together in the machine step by step.    Generally you start with   stabilizer in the hoop and...

Vinyl

I made this and love it!  This is inspired by one of my favorite shows!  I was looking for the perfect teacher gift and this fit the bill perfectly.  I was able to make this with iron on cut on the cricut and a bag.   I’ve ironed a name on the back side. Bags...

Tubes – Recycling?

Much of the fabric I use comes on big cardboard tubes.  The tubes are fairly heavy and it seems I’m always trying to figure out a use for them other than just putting them directly in the recycle bin.  I also have gotten the flat cardboard pieces for bolts and...

Threads for Embroidery – Colors Everywhere

I love my embroidery machine! I’ve been playing with it. My new favorite is making napkins with a breast cancer theme that I’m going to share soon! I’m trying to get them perfected… Right now I’ve been using two woven fabrics and a...

Reds everywhere!

Every color seems to have multiple shades.  Red is definitely not an exception! Red comes in tomato red, rose, burgundy, wine, red, and more!  Like the versions of black, I have to sometimes put some of the shades next to each other to see the differences in color. ...

New Light Table

My husband helped me put together a wonderful cutting table the other day. The table is put together using 4 – 3 by 3 cubbies.  Originally the cubbies were all pushed together, but when putting the light table together, we used a piece of plexiglass and had to...

Bike Short Pattern

My husband loves bike riding…. So I am in the process of creating a bike short pattern….. I decided to use fabric I had around that I wouldn’t use for anything else – and have started creating the pattern. What do you...

Wine Nylon Cuffing Vs Burgundy

Nylon Cuffing is Tubular, made of nylon and is a rib knit. – Available here Wine Rib Knit with Burgundy French Terry in the background Wine Rib Knit is on the left. Wine Cuffing on the left, Burgundy Cotton Lycra on the right….....

Coral Cotton Lycra Knit (One Yard)

This is Cotton/Lycra Blend Fabric 92/8% Cotton/Lycra, 58/60 in. wide. This lightweight stretch cotton/lycra jersey knit fabric features a smooth hand and about a 75% four way stretch for added comfort and ease. Washing Instructions  Machine Wash Cold/ Tumble Dry Low...

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