Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Henrico County Adult Education Classes Starting Soon!

Beginning Sewing- Fresh Out of the Box
Is your sewing machine still in its box?  This is the class for you!
Starting February 26, 2013, 6:30-9:00pm
Clothing Alterations and Repairs
Save money by fixing the clothes you already own.
Starting April 9, 2013, 6:30-9:00pm
For more details and to sign up-

Friday, January 25, 2013

Feline Friday- Sew your Own

Meet Cat & Mouse, they are great friends and love to sit in unexpected places around your house. Cat makes a fun paperweight and pin cushion; Mouse can be a cat toy. Easy and quick to sew, they make adorable gifts.  Cat is 6" tall and weighted so she will sit up straight- great for displaying broaches too! Mouse can have catnip added for a little extra fun.

I created this pattern because I love cats- what more can I say!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Instead of Sewing...

So instead of sewing, I've been cleaning, organizing, and redoing the bathroom!
This is before:

Picking an inspiration piece makes it easier to choose colors etc. for a space.  My husband and I were poking around antique stores 20 years ago at least and found this ceramic peacock, broken and in a box.  It just spoke to me.  Plus it has happy times associated with it.  The paint is teal and the towel colors all coordinate with the peacock.  We already owned the towels, so the main expenses were the new ceiling exhaust fan and the paint.

Here is a mermaid my husband made out of a sheet of copper.  She got cleaned and shined up.

I removed some clutter.  Things migrate around the house and then just settle in.  It felt good to send everything back where it belonged!

I am so happy with the new color!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Feline Friday- "Kitten" update

I say "kitten" because they are now almost a year old.  So big and fluffy!
These stray alley kittens have turned into very friendly and lovable cats.
Cinder and Peach, ready to be petted.

Always love it when I can catch a cat tongue!


Monday, January 14, 2013

National Get Organized Month

Sew your own Attache Case!
Great for carrying and organizing paperwork, notes, projects, documents, etc. 

Finished size, closed, is 15"x 12". Button closing, 4 inside zippered pockets, a total of 10 pockets for all your organizing needs! 

I designed the Attache Case when I needed something pretty to take to classes.

Brighten up budgets and make meetings merry with a beautiful attache case made by you!    

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Beautiful Hawaiian Fabric

My sister lives in Hawaii and sent me this gorgeous cotton fabric!  My daughter pronounced I should make her a dress.  The black has roses down one selvage.  The white background has flowers down the middle as you can see.  For now, I am hanging them up and admiring them!
Any ideas on what I should sew with them?