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Wedding Dress Costume Make-Over

Wedding Dress Costume Make-Over

As costume designer for the upcoming home-school play, Little Women, I get to play with all kinds of fabric and clothing. As most of you Louisa May Alcott fans already know, one of the sisters, Meg, gets married during the story. This means creating a wedding dress...

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Working with linen and Tina Givens

Working with linen and Tina Givens

Today I am starting my first Tina Givens pattern, "Plinka Pants". It's a free download of very cute pants. So far I've printed the pattern, taped it together and cut out the template. Very easy so far. This is the first time I'm working with linen fabric. I am a...

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Using Up Treasured Fabric

Using Up Treasured Fabric

I have a problem. I love to collect fabric. Actually, not just fabric. I love lace and linens, anything with hand embroidery, silks, satins, velvets and gaudy vintage bed sheets. I love the look, feel and even the smell of fabric. Yes, I do have a problem. And what is...

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90’s jumper gets a much needed up-cycle!

90’s jumper gets a much needed up-cycle!

I know amazing people. Recently my friend, Robin gave me a bin of treasures. For FREE. Bits of lace, embroidered pillowcases and vintage linens  - all crying out to be made into new things! It was like Christmas for this scrap junkie. On the top of the pile was this...

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Creative (and cheap) packaging tips

Creative (and cheap) packaging tips

Packaging Fiber Art One of the challenges of selling fiber art is packing for shipping. When a customer purchases one of my pieces, I want to be sure of a couple of things: 1. The art quilt is protected during shipping. 2. Because of the embroidery and embellishments...

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Goodbye, Chicken Apron

Goodbye, Chicken Apron <>

Sometimes selling something on Etsy is a bittersweet experience. That goes for this apron I sold from my shop yesterday. I made it from a vintage tablecloth I bought at flea market a few years ago. I will write about the process another day. I made 4 aprons from the...

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Staging for Art Show

Saturday is the big day - the Sigma Holiday House arts & crafts show! I've only done one other show, which was a few years ago, so I decided to set up a trial run in my dinning room. Just the Right Size For the past few months I've been using my enclosed summer...

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Blue bird art quilt

This morning was productive for me. I finally finished quilting this bluebird quilt. Although I am frustrated with myself for rushing, I think it turned out nicely. My problem is I hate to pin. I just want to get to the fun part of quilting. Pinning is so boring. So,...

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