Cutting gift ideas for sewers and crafters are certain to please. I was trying to update my Christmas wish list and realized that the items I was longing for might be just the things other creative folk were hoping to find under the tree. It can be tricky buying gifts for sewers and crafters. Our … Continue reading 6 Cutting Gift Ideas for Your Sewer or Crafter
Before and After - Sklar Peppler Coffee Table Makeover A few years ago I was looking to add a coffee table to our TV room. We had chosen, originally, not to have one to keep the space as open as possible for horsing around and laying around. Once the boys were older I thought it … Continue reading Sklar Peppler Coffee Table Makeover
I have gradually become a fan of leggings. At first, I was happy with black and brown ones. Then I added a couple of patterned ones. Of course, the fabric store had some gorgeous knits that were crying out to be leggings. I wanted quick and easy sewing patterns. I subscribe to Ottobre design so … Continue reading Quick and Easy Sewing Patterns from Ottobre Design Woman
In December I moved into my new place (Downsizing: I did it ...so can you). Since then I have planned some improvements. I painted the upstairs but due to the rule that Gillie does not do ladders unsupervised (vertigo), I had a painter do the stairwell and downstairs. While I was preparing for her I … Continue reading Easy Fireplace Mantle Upgrade – Blah to Beautiful!
I had hoped to be sharing finished items for my fall wardrobe, but things have gotten in the way. Instead, I thought I'd share one of my favorite things to do: Daydreaming with fabric and patterns. One of the places I visit, if I can when I visit the Chicago area is Vogue fabrics. This … Continue reading Fall Wardrobe Planning – in the sewing room.