Christmas Candle Wrapper

This cute candle wrapper is so fast and easy!  I made it to dress up those wonderful candles that come in jars.  This size will fit the large jar, and is not as tall as the jar edge, so there is no danger of it catching fire.  It goes together in under an hour, so …

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Sewing Chatelaine

This chatelaine is so easy to make with grosgrain ribbon, a couple of rings, a bit of stitch witchery and an afternoon of fun sewing. I took a little longer with mine because I like to embellish things.  I actually made this a long time ago, but now I have a blog to share it.  …

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Matching Ironing Pad – Part 2

The next sewing day, I finished off the quilting on my portable ironing pad.  If you missed part one, click on Matching Ironing Pad Part One.  I used Signature thread in a dark grey top and bobbin.  It looks good on the heat resistant fabric, but also blends with the print.It is fairly centered, not …

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Matching Ironing Pad

I guess I just can't leave things alone.  I had some of the heat resistant fabric left over from recovering my ironing board, and making a few potholders.  It was a large enough piece to make a pad to carry for using my little Clover iron, or maybe my little travel iron.   And I still …

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More Sewing Goodies

Now that I have the Sewing Kit finished, I had fabric left. Those scraps were begging to be used for more matching accessories, so I made a few more quickie projects. The needle book is made like a tiny quilt, folded over, with a wool felt 'page' to keep the needles on. It has a …

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Sewing Kit, part 2

Getting back to this kit, I figured out what I needed to do.  I had to pin the base all around to one layer of Timtex to hold it tight while I added the pockets, thread holding elastic, and scissor holding elastic with clear vinyl point guards.  I sewed through only one layer of Timtex …

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Sewing Kit

Looking over the supply list for a class I am going to take, it had a lot of little things that could easily get lost in a big bag.  Things like marking pencils, seam measure, seam ripper, thimble, thread snips, and well you get the idea.   I remembered I had a pattern for a sewing …

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Coffee Bag Project

I was in a cute quilt shop while on my last vacation, and found an adorable coffee motif panel.  It had six little mug rug size motifs.   I had to have it along with a yard of the coffee bean fabric that went with it.  Getting home, I pulled out my coffee color stash …

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Wool Work Valentine Penny Rug

I enjoy all kinds of needlework, but there is a special place for wool work.  I don’t really know what it is about it, maybe because it is so easy and fast, or maybe it is the charm of it.  Either way, it is fun to do.  I wanted something with hearts for February to …

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The Scrap Basket

How many scraps of material have you saved?  Do you have uneven pieces from cutting, partial yard leftovers, old clothes you can’t stand to give away because of the fabric or a pretty embroidery, bits and pieces of this and that?  Do you buy 4 yards of fabric when the pattern calls for 3?  “I’m …

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