Here is a new post I wrote for Stashtraders. I think you'll enjoy it! Refresh an Old Ironing Board with a New Cover!.
I had an hour to burn a couple of days ago between getting my stitches taken out and driving to my physical therapy appointment so I stopped at Meijer to do some shopping. The only reason I chose Meijer was because I knew I could use one of their in-store scooters to get around!!! I've… Continue reading Some Reading Material – Mary Jane’s Farm Magazine October 2011
Baye at athomebythebaye.blogspot.com asked if I remembered the skirts from the '70's/'80's that used the 'Side Button Closure' instead of a zipper. Well of course I did and I just have to share a pattern that I made several times during my college days. This skirt was a regular in my wardrobe at the time and… Continue reading Answering a question about the ‘Side Button Closure’
For the next few weeks I'm going to be working on updating my Fashion Sewing Reference File. This is #2 on my 'To Do' list and it's been a long time coming. I thought it might be fun to run a series of posts to show you all how I'm going to be building my… Continue reading Building a Fashion Sewing Reference File – Part 1 – Introduction
I am sooooo not thinking about FAll and/or Winter yet. Good Gosh, it is so hot around here that I keep thinking I need to still be making shorts and tops! So as always, when Pantone puts out their color reports I llike to link to them here. PANTONE_Fashion_Color_Report_Fall_2010 I just find them so interesting… Continue reading Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2010
Ladies (and Gents for that matter). There is a reason we ask our husbands to take their shirts to the dry cleaners. Click this link for the ultra-finicky way of ironing a Man's shirt. http://lavraiechemisesurmesure.blogspot.com/2009/02/comment-repasser-une-chemise.html I just stumbled upon that link today and have just a few questions. If you know the answers...please chime in.… Continue reading No wonder I don’t do Men’s Ironing
I do not speak Portuguese or Spanish (or am able to read either for that matter) but a few months back I stumbled upon this site after I was researching Brazil during the big Chicago vs Rio Olympic 2016 show down. I think it is from Brazil? If not, please someone correct me on that. … Continue reading Manequim – a free sewing pattern site…for clothing!
Pantone is out with their Spring 2010 color forcast. This is a big file, a lot bigger than the previous fashion forcast reports, by several pages. I love to browse the pages to see what the designers come up with. Turquoise appears to be the big story. We'll see turquoise in quite a lot of… Continue reading Fashion Color Report for Spring 2010
September 22nd is the Autumnal Equinox. That means there are only 20 more days left before the official start of the 'Fall Season' begins. In stores you should be seeing the new collections and the colors should be close to what is in this report. Pantone is just one color company that does a color… Continue reading Fashion Color Report for Fall 2009
Crater Lake, Oregon. The water of Crater Lake is intensely blue, a cerulean blue. I first heard the word cerulean while in college to describe a specific color. I honestly thought my art professor just liked saying it. Go ahead, say it. My professor was right, it is fun. Cerulean Cerulean Seeeeeuuuhhhruuuulllliiiiiiaahhn See? It just… Continue reading Cerulean Blue