I heard that everything nautical was in fashion this year. Nautical has always been one of my favorite styles in art, decor and sometimes clothes too. If that makes me fashionable, it will be the first time in about 25 years! They say everything comes around again if you wait … Continue reading →
Was it your mother who taught you how to sew? Or a grandmother? If so, they gave you a precious gift of knowledge that makes every day better and will be with you forever. Perhaps one day you’ll pass on that knowledge to your own daughter or grand daughter. The … Continue reading →
I’ve been spending a lot of time on bigger project recently, designing and testing sewing patterns which is a lengthy process. So I wanted something fun to sew, something seasonal, something not clothes! It’s feeling very much like Spring is here so I rummaged through my cottons and found some … Continue reading →
I LOVE this time of year. In Cayman its not so easy to identify the seasons. It’s just warm, warmer, hot and blistering. We don’t get snow or even much rain, but we all love the Spring. The winter breezes die down, the skies clear, the seas start to shine … Continue reading →
Wrapping up my sewing for the kitchen series comes the ultimate in stylish kitchen wear. This full reversible apron pattern will keep you and your clothes protected while still being stylish enough that you’ll be happy to open the door to your dinner guests. Get a splash on it while … Continue reading →
These hot skillet handle covers were the first thing I’ve ever made for my kitchen and its an essential. I cook like I live – always on full, thinking I can get it done in half the time. Not only does it mean my food is often burnt on the … Continue reading →
With all of the recent posts on bias binding, and the potholders tutorial to get you started, this Long Arm Oven Mitts pattern is going to be a breeze! I was happy to make up a matching pair and retire my old and very worn oven mitts for good. … Continue reading →
Both at the same time, a couple of my online sewing buddies discovered and shared with me a beautiful woven fabric basket, made entirely from carefully cut and folded fabric strips. Terry Ann from Atkinson Designs shared how she made some woven baskets from pre-cut strips and immediately we all … Continue reading →
In our kitchen sewing series today – an every day essential. These easy quilted potholders can be used to pick up hot pans and dishes, get trays out of the hot oven, and protect your counters or tables from hot dishes and plates. Mine often gets used as an emergency … Continue reading →
I recalled a conversation hubby and I had some time back. Me: How many times do I have to ask you nicely not to put your cold cans on that table. The condensation just keeps making big puddles. Husband: You are always looking for something to sew. Why don’t you … Continue reading →
I wanted to try something different today. I really liked the JOY Christmas Pillow that Jennifer shared with us for the Seasonal Sewing series and I wanted to try my hand at applique. But nothing on too big a scale in case it turned into something terrible and wasted my … Continue reading →
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