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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Latest Commission

Here is my latest commission portrait piece. I was more than a little intimidated when I saw that red hair and fair skin. This is a testament to the slow and steady build up of color.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rich Crescent Rolls

I made these the other day. They are my grandmother's rich crescent rolls. They are not as easy as the kind that you pop open from a tube but they are worth the extra effort!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Free Book Bag Pattern

My 13 year old daughter has outgrown her backpack days. It is a book bag she now prefers. But, our search for just the right size, shape and color came up empty. Fortunately, she loves what I whipped up on my sewing machine and you might too.

You will need:
1 Yard of Material (I used a decorator fabric not as heavy as canvas not as light as cotton)
Scissors or Rotary Cutter
Sewing Machine

For step-by-step directions log on to:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tip for Wayward Threads

My mom who has been sewing forever, came into my craft room and said "that is smart." I take masking tape and create a loop with the sticky side on the outside and stick it next to my sewing machine. When I cut threads from my work, I just stick them to the tape. No more threads all over my work or the floor! When the tape gets too full of threads I just remove it from the table, toss and make a new one.