So I decided my magazine holders were just too ugly. I had those cheap cardboard, faux-wood ones…I mean, does anyone seriously think faux wood grain is a good idea rendered in cardboard? I selected some fabrics form my stash, used spray glue and a little Sobo, and covered all my magazine holders. 27 of them. [...]
I made a tent for my daughter’s bunk bed.. Originally I had planned on using a series of ties to attach it to the bed, but my husband convinced me to use a more substantial mounting technique. The ties would have worked, but I think this way was easier in the end.
Here’s a picture [...]
You might say that organization is just another one of my hobbies. I find myself unable enjoy sewing unless my supplies and equipment are categorized and labeled. I find it really helps my productivity to be able to lay my hand on some particular piece of equipment or fabric when I need it. I thought [...]
This is my favorite type of dye. This dye is suitable for all cellulose fibers (cotton, rayon, linen, wood, even tagua nuts). It gives brilliant, saturated colors. Its has a good rating for both light-fastness and wash-fastness. It also doesn’t require any heavily toxic chemicals. Although you have to be careful with the soda ash.
I didn’t organize my patterns until fairly recently. At last count I have over 800 patterns. Its a lot, but it definitely doesn’t put me in the category of “great pattern stashers of the 20th century”. I store my patterns in cardboard boxes; some bought for that purpose, some are old computer-paper boxes. My sister, [...]
Buried under piles of fabric scraps, but just cant bear to get rid of them? Not into quilting? You could also use you scraps for:
Appliques, Belts, bows, bias bindings, bound buttonholes, bindings on plain towels and pillowcases, book covers Cuffs, covered buttons, collars, cosmetic bags Doll clothes, dust covers, drawstring bags for shoes, door [...]