Archive for December, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all! Hopefully when I return I shall be reporting from someplace other than Sick House Central.  Until then, be well!  

Not-to-be-Missed Gift Idea

Land’s End Faux Fur Tails come with a free winter jacket! Did you know?!? My children tell me they’re meerkat tails. (we’re big fans of the more-obscure animals)  Whatever the case may be, they’re the perfect addition to your dress-up collection.  And, they come with a free winter jacket.  Imagine!  Clever presentation too, for when they arrive, each tail is
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reverseapplique

Let’s not forget about Reverse Applique.

This little sack, happily stuffed to the gills with dirty laundry, is the love child of a single visit to the thrift shop.  That is black linen, Ladies and Gentlemen!  I got a whole whoppin’ pile of it too.  The crewel birds were set free from a dime store 5×7 frame and carefully appliqued to the inside of the black
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Switch out the buttons and call it good.

Second Installment of handy design + sewing tips: Don’t underestimate the design power of some good buttons. From ‘Crusty Old Professor’ to…… …well…less crusty.  I’m shooting for ‘hip’ here. And ‘Little Mrs. Proper Housewife’ becomes… …Clever Housewife with a Knowing Smile. Sweaters provided by Goodwill and Savers, respectively. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Yesterday’s Installment: Tagless size tags Stay tuned for another gripping episode
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Tagless sizing

The first offering in a week of handy design + sewing tips is……………… ….rubber stamped, tagless sizing. The idea came to me while I was completely immersed in factory-style, long-sleeve tshirt production to bulk up The Girl’s winter wardrobe.  I had on hand a number of those easy-to-find woven size tags, but not nearly enough to properly tag each shirt.
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Post Script: I wasn’t kidding. Also, flashy promo.

This came home in The Girls’s backpack the same day I wrote the last post.  I laughed really hard at the unsolicited affirmation of our new pro-cat sentiments and then ran to get my camera so that I could share it all with you.  It took me a really, really long time to get there, apparently.  No matter – here
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