Nation Sewing Month Winds Down

Today is final day of National Sewing Month.  One month for learning new sewing skills -learning how to how at all; for finishing projects begun earlier; for leaping into the ReStyle/ReMake themes of the year.  I'm wondering how everybody did this month. For myself, I did little sewing. I took part in a tiara-making party for a friend's birthday celebration -which required a small amount of sewing along with lots of be-dazzling and glitter.  And I did tackle all the items in the mending pile. That was, however, the extent of my sewing.  How about others? ...more

I sewed up a storm in September, finishing 3 and at least beginning 2 of more

DIY Bean Bag Chair

Kids and adults love to sink into cozy bean bag chairs. My favorites are the ones with interesting fabrics. Now you can create your own comfy place to read a book with the bean bag chair tutorial by Joanna Armour. Check out the tutorial here....more

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