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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Gift Giving Idea



Hi sewers and non-sewers alike!
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Today I have a gift giving idea for you.
How about a personalized leather luggage tag?
It opens up to reveal your contact information
- or -
you could simply insert your business card
I would be glad to embroider the back for you 
instead of, or in addition to, the front
The tag is gray
and I offer a number of beautiful thread colors from which to choose
(check it out in my shop)
If you are in the U.S., order by December 12 and it will arrive in time
for Christmas
If you are local (in Utah), order by December 20, and I will have it ready for your
Christmas gift giving
And,
I'm giving free shipping on orders placed through Midnight (U.S. Mountain Time)
November 28, 2016
Details are listed in the announcement section of my shop
Yay, Cyber Monday!!!

Thanks for visiting, my friends!
Enjoy these last few days of November
 



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Train Case


Hi Sewing Friends!
Here's a peek at a Christmas gift
for one of my grandchildren
The pattern is by Sew Sweetness
there are three size train case patterns included
This is the medium size

The instructions are pretty straight forward
If you are an intermediate to advanced sewer,
you shouldn't have any difficulty with this one
I used straight-line quilting
to hold the foam between the fabric layers
on the body and top of the case
The back tab that joins the ends of the double pull zipper
allows the lid to be "hinged"
The double pull zippers are available in my Etsy Shop
The inside features a zipper pocket in the lid
and I chose to embroider my grandson's name as well
The embroidery font is from Willow Embroidery Etsy shop

Looking down inside the case,
you can see all the handy little pockets
that line the interior
They're great for those small objects
that might otherwise get lost

There's also plenty of open space to add larger objects
These train cases aren't just for children
In the right fabric, they would be
beautiful gifts for brides/bridesmaids, best friends, or yourself
What a perfect baby shower gift they would be
filled with baby-themed supplies such as
small-size lotion and powder, diapers, burp cloths, etc.

 If yo would like to chat,
I would welcome your comments
Are you sewing any gifts this year?

Have any excellent sewing week
and thanks so much for stopping by




Thursday, November 10, 2016

Electronic Device Cases

Hello, hello, sewing friends!
Wow!  Is that sensory overload, or what?
Those big, bold, beautiful prints and colors are from #Tula Pink's collections:
Eden, Chipper, and Slow and Steady
I love how all her lines of fabric work so well together

This is the pattern I used for these beauties
It is a #byAnniepatterns and it is very well written and easy to follow
It also sews up rather quickly
All in all, a satisfying sew


The pattern includes tablet cases in two sizes
One to fit small readers and tablets
Such as #iPad mini, #Kindle Fire, #NookTablet, etc.
And one to fit the larger tablets
Such as iPad, #Samsung Galaxy Tab, and similar size devices 

My finished outside dimensions (with the flap closed as pictured above) are:
Small - 10" wide x 6.25" tall
Large - 11.75" wide x 8.5" tall

The back of the case has a nice, padded zipper pocket for all your personal items


 Hook and loop tape makes it easy to open and close
 Devices without another cover will fit inside,


 
but if you have an iPad with one of the iPad magnetic covers,
it will fit as well


So there ya' go,
A quick, easy, professional looking gift
for someone on your Christmas or Birthday list
Or just for you!


Have a productive, fun sewing week.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
I enjoy your company




Friday, October 28, 2016

Christmas Stocking Gift Packaging

It's almost that time of year again, sewing friends
Do you have your gift packaging ready?

If you're a machine embroiderer, 
here's a great DIY gift card holder
The design is by Missy B Stitchin
and this is the smallest size
The stocking is completely done in the hoop
It ends up about 4 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" tall
That's a great size for gift cards, candy, or jewelry
For comparison purposes,
here it is next to a full-size candy bar
The zipper opening is about 3" wide
and the stocking is fully lined
Your special someone will be thrilled with the packaging as much as with what is inside
Okay, you have plenty of time to get some of these stitched up for your gifts
Go - fire up that embroidery machine

What's that?  No time to make these yourself?
They're available for purchase in my shop

Have a merry last weekend of October, my friends


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Let's Talk Ironing

Hi Sewing Friends!
Today's topic is ironing -

From Merriam-Webster:
Full Definition of ironing

1 :  the action or process of smoothing or pressing with or as if with a heated iron

I would like to add "using a silk organza press cloth" to end of that definition

Here are a few advantages of using silk organza press cloths:
  • silk organza doesn't melt, it withstands high heat
  • it is sheer, so you can easily see your fabric or project underneath
  • it is lightweight and easy to store, it doesn't take up much space
  • it can be machine washed and dried
  • it helps protect your clothing or sewing project from scorching and melting
I've used silk organza press cloths for years
and I'm so pleased to now offer them in my shop



Do you use pressing cloths when you iron?
Please leave a comment, I really enjoy hearing from my readers

Thanks for visiting today