Tag Archives: Sewing

Quilty Box: Classic Box Review – January 2018

Classic Quilty Box – January 2018 Review 

As a crafter, one of the crafts that is in my bag-of-tricks is sewing. I love the idea that I can take a flat piece of fabric and within a couple of hours, create something useful for human or feline.

When I received the January 2018 Quilty Box I was pleased to see a blue and purple combination since I am redoing our house to the look of the coast and it’s colors.

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Quilty Box: Mini Box Review – December 2017

Quilty Box Mini – December 2017 Review 

When I received the December Quilty Box Mini I was thrilled since I love to use cat fabric to make my cats comfortable sleep spots. I always love to see sophisticated fabric that matches our decor and house colors. Continue reading

Quilty Box: Classic Box Review – December 2017

Classic Quilty Box – December 2017 Review 

As a crafter, one of the crafts that is in my bag-of-tricks is sewing. I love the idea that I can take a flat piece of fabric and within a couple hours, create something useful for human or feline.

I am always on the lookout for cute cat themed fabric, and when I received the December 2017 Quilty Box I was pleasantly surprised to see an entire cat themed fabric included. 

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Quilty Box: Mini Box Review – November 2017

Quilty Box Mini – November 2017 Review

When I received the November Quilty Box Mini I immediately loved the fabric, and the ice cream pattern. I have always loved fabric that can be for almost any purpose and any gender and this fabric fits that description to perfection.  Continue reading

Quilty Box: Classic Box Review – November 2017

Classic Quilty Box – November 2017 Review 

Since I was little I have not been a filly girl, while I appreciate the pink shades, I appreciate blues much more. When I got married, I realized my conservative color pallet of blues would be perfect for a husband who is equally unfrilly!

The November Quilty Box included a wonderfully put together pallet of colors that any blue and neutral color fan would love. 

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Quilty Box: Classic Box Review – October 2017

Classic Quilty Box – October 2017 Review 

One of my favorite colors is blue – I love all shades of blue and it can be light or dark. I love to find unique fabric and make quilted pillows and throws.

When I received the October 2017 Quilty Box I was pleasantly surprised to see a different fabric than I would ever purchase for myself but LOVED!

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Deflecto Caddy and Carousel Organizer Review

Deflecto Caddy and Carousel Organizer Review and Giveaway

Caddy and CarouselI recently took up a new hobby – sewing. When I was purchasing my sewing machine I made sure to do my research and make sure the machine I chose had the stitched and features I wanted. I carefully chose those first fabrics, and the matching threads. I read the patterns instructions from beginning to end, and cut the pattern with nothing less than perfection. I purchased the supplies and felt confident that first time I sewed.

With all the things that I did do, there is one things I DID NOT do – storage for all the accessories I would need as a sewer. As a sewer there is a need for thread storage, sewing machine accessories, scissors, and other implements and notions. When Shoplet reached out to me about reviewing the Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer and the Rotating Carousel Organizer, I realized that this could be the storage I failed to get the first time around.

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DIY Maxi Dress to Skirt with Scrunchie

DIY: Maxi Halter dress to a Skirt with Matching Scrunchie!

Before and AfterJason and I bought a house over 3 years ago and while home-ownership is great, we lack adequate storage and closet space. Space is something we are always looking for new ways to gain more of. The one advantage to the limited space is that it gives me the perfect excuse to finally give my closet a real cleaning.

During the cleaning process I devised a “system” of organization that included a donation pile and an “to be decided” pile. The first pile was a simple donation to our local organizations, but the second pile involved “sub” piles.  One of the “sub-piles” was a “up-cycled” pile. The “Up-cycled” pile consists of clothes that are good and salvageable, but need a minor (or major) change to make it wearable. The clothes sits in a pile and whenever I get in a sewing mode I go to that pile and choose a project.

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Upcycle Your Wardrobe Review

Upcycle Your Wardrobe: 21 Sewing Projects for Unique, New Fashions Review and Giveaway

As many of my regular readers know I love to up-cycle items whenever possible. The last project I up-cycled was a maxi dress I purchased at Target. I did not like the top but loved the pattern and the way the dress hung to the floor. This dress sat in my closet each season, and when summer would roll around I would try to rig the dress into a skirt and wear it that way. This never really worked the way I hoped and it never looked quite right when I was wearing it. This went on for a couple of summers until I finally purchased a new sewing machine.

Having a new sewing machine finally allowed me to open my mind to the possibility of cutting the dress at the top and giving me that bottom part I desired. One night, when I was unable to sleep inspiration hit me and I knew how to cut the dress, while preserving the skirt. I eagerly pulled out my sewing machine and got the scissors out, and immediately got to cutting and resewing. After about 45 minutes what resulted was a skirt with a matching scrunchie where there was a full dress an hour before.

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