Friday, September 28, 2012

Tutorial ....

Edited 9/30/2012:    Per request, I added some patterns I created / used to the tutorial.    And enlarged some of the photographs (tho, I think if you click on them, they will enlarge on your computer screen).    

Welcome new readers from Craft Gossip dot com!    I was excited to be featured.     Link here.     

I have tried a step-by-step
tutorial for the 
that were favors for a recent NANI workshop.

or from the sidebar.

If you have questions, please send me an e-mail.

Barbara (and others who have asked):   
I hope to have the kanzashi tutorial up soon.

Monday, September 10, 2012

fun stuff + giveaway

Party Favors!!!

On Saturday, before the workshop began, each participant selected a gift bag.
Inside was the kit (instructions, linen, perle cottons, needles), an ort container
(made by the lovely and talented South Paw Stitcher)
and match book style needlebook - open the matchbook + there is felt where the matches should be.
(made by yours truly)

Interested in seeing photos of the stunning

Interested in having an ort container of your own?  
Along with some needlework stash?
Visit The Molly Giveaway post for details.

I am over the moon with my new patterns ...

Here are some of the designs I created on the matchbook covers:
and ... the ones left over from the workshop
will be sold at the Holiday Boutique.

Sewing Machine Day

Sewing Machine Day

Per Holiday Insights Web Page:

When : June 13th and September 10th

Sewing Machine Day celebrates a very important invention ----- the sewing machine. The first sewing machines were made in France in the 1830s. It wasn't until 1846, that they were patented in the U.S. What a great invention. Prior to it's creation, clothes items were sewn together by hand...stitch by stitch.

People who know how to use a sewing machine are dwindling in number. Our mothers and grandmothers had a sewing machine in the house. They used it, too. But, look around your house. Do you have a sewing machine? Chance are, the answers is no.

If you have a sewing machine, enjoy today making things with it. If not, consider picking up sewing as a hobby.


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