National Sewing Month: ReMake

The themes of National Sewing Month are to ReUse, ReMake and ReStyle.  This week, I will be looking at ideas and inspiration for ReMaking items.  ...more

I love this movement.  I try to re-use whatever I can in my sewing projects.  One ...more

This Thing--BlogHer

Ok, the first post I had went with the willee wind that is blowing outside my window.....I had a bunch down and it gliched out, ouch! Now, I plan to recapture what I had here.....: ) A big hello to all. I am new to the BlogHer sphere, I actually didn't even know a thing about this blog until about 30 minutes ago. But what a beautiful thing for women to come together to discuss all things "life". ...more

I just got here, too! Imagine..... there are many, many women just hangin' out, blogging and ...more

National Sewing Month: In the Mood for Mending?

One of the three keywords for National Sewing Month, 2009, is REPAIR.  Which, when I look at sewing usually is eqivalent to "mending." Fist stop, is Craft Leftovers where Kristen Roach offers a perfect little Mending On the Go Kit Sewing Pattern. ...more

I think we all get mending block.  After all where is the reward or the pay-off for ...more

Starting a business

  I've come to the conclusion that the way I'll be satsified is to be my own boss and start my own business.  I'm probably still a long way away from doing this, but I have ideas and a will to get it working. ...more

Crafting a Life: September is National Sewing Month

If it's September, than it must be National Sewing Month. Observing it's 27th year, National Sewing Month recognizes the importance of home sewing. This year-in keeping with common themes of the times- the month is dedicated to sewing as a way to Reuse, Remake and Restyle our lives. ...more

I must have missed that one, I never knew september was sewing month, I tend to only sew ...more

Time, Time Time, Where Does it Go and How Does it Get Away?

<A HREF="">Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo</a>   Above is a link to the full blog entry...which has photos and is much more entertaining, with videos and all... ...more

Artists of all sorts, feature your work

Hi, I'm Rachel. I run DailyPepTalkFromABestFriendEveryday I post a pep talk, a podcast, and a whole bunch of pics and art. As an art lover, I'm interested in promoting artists with a picture on my site and a link to your blog or info. If you check my site and think your work would be good match, please feel free to contact me. I like all sorts of arts and crafts, jewelry, photos, antiques, cute animals, food and recipies with pics, anything really. ...more

Garden Crafts-Inside and Out

It's a funny time of the year.  Gardens are coming into full-force summer production yet many gardeners are looking forward to shorter days and the end of the growing season.  My attention is being pulled both outside and inside with the desire to stretch the good feelings from gardening and to stretch out the year. What to do?  One simple thing is to look for crafty ways to bring my garden inside so that I can enjoy it in the future.  Or I can bring crafty fun outside to enjoy in the garden now. OUTSIDE IN ...more

Craft Tutorials with Scraps or For Small Time

Crafty Tutorials.  Whenever I ask individuals what they want in a post, the loudest answer is always: MORE TUTORIALS.  I spent some time scouring through some of the tutorials I've filed away and think this assortment of old and new items are perfect to share this week. ...more

The best one -really- is turn off your flash. Makes late-night pictures really challenging but ...more

Refashioning with T-shirt. What's Your Style?

Back to school is starting to infiltrate our psyches. And many creative souls will choose to refashion their "new" wardrobe instead of running to the stores to purchase all new gear. Ofcourse one of the easiest and most versatile items to refashion is the cotton knit shirt (often aka the t-shirt). What are some things that we can do? ...more

These are only a few of the ideas! I see t-shirt hacks almost weekly and it always amazes me ...more