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Canada 150 — Ooh-La-La

Welcome to my stop on the Canada 150 – In the Bag tour I am so grateful that Marsha lets me guest post on her blog once again. Don’t forget to check out other stops on this blog tour. I’ve just returned to Canada after spending two beautiful summer months in Australia, of which, two […]

Communal Sewing & Crafting

Sometimes a body gets to thinking. Well, most times our brains get to thinking, but you know… How many newbs would love to try sewing but don’t have access to a sewing machine, or two, or three? Why don’t we have more dedicated sewing and craft spaces for folks who can’t do it at home for […]

Transfer Embellish Stitch

Greetings, Earthlings, We have taken your leader. Fear not. We do not intend to destroy your fabric stash, sergers or craft rooms; we only … What do you mean she’s not your leader? … Ok, we’ll do a few tests and toss her back. In the meantime, enjoy…   Jen Fox and Sarah Case here […]

Dollar Tree? For Gifts? Who Knew?

I have a bad habit of signing up for newsletters out of curiosity, and then getting inbox overwhelm. Today, it’s not such a bad thing. I found something I can pass on to my readers. First surprise of the day, Dollar Tree has an online store. I guess I always assumed that there wasn’t an […]

Crushing

Holy Cannoli! Because I didn’t have enough good stuff on my plate, I had to volunteer to host* this week’s DIY craft party of total awesomeness. It’s week #34 and we need to top all the yumminess we dished up during week #33. If you missed it, you can take a trip back in time to […]

Trying Something (Sorta) New-ish — February

I took on this challenge at the start of the year and didn’t quite get around to the English Paper Piecing I planned to learn for January. I just wasn’t motivated enough to make a bunch of hexies, because what will I do with hexies? And I spent most of the month in my doctor’s office […]

Crafting vs Aging: Challenge… Accepted!

No doubt you’ve read, or at least heard of, myriad studies on how learning something new or doing something creative affects mental health, energy, aging, etc… If you get your kicks from reading academic research papers, by all means, go ahead and look up scholarly articles on neuronal plasticity. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend it unless you […]

Give Steam Burns the Finger(s)

I’m a big fan of pressing all my seams while sewing. Huge fan! Pressing every step of the way is one of the keys to sewing crisp, high-quality items, but those steam burns are hell on your fingers. Especially when you work with small pieces like bowties. And I’ve been known to let out a […]