Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sewing Tip

Do you ever sew with material that you don't want to put pin-holes in? Suedes, leathers, vinyl, etc are often hard to work with without pins. Well, I have 2 tips for you!

First, you can use double sided tape. Then after sewing, you can pull the tape off into 2 strips by just by separating the seam a bit to access it. I don't advise tape though if your project is going to set for a while. It's more of a tape-it and sew-it the same day thing. You can also occassionally use masking tape to hold lighter weight and slippery materials in place. You can sew right over it and then just pull the tape off in strips when you are finished with the seam.

Or, you can use those hair clips that snap open and close by holding the one end and pressing against your head. Or, try binder clips. Depending on what you are doing, paper clips MIGHT work, but be careful if they'll pull off and gouge your expensive material.

Hope these tips can help you out. If you think of more ways to use tape, hair clips, binder clips, etc. please leave a note in the comments! We'd all love to hear them!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Easter Question

Any chance the Easter Bunny might deliver a couple little bunnys to me on Easter? I did find some rabbit cages so now I'm ready for a couple bunnys.

Plus, I already have my colored Easter Eggs!
My hens do a nice job, don't they?

I also have 13 little chicks that hatched so I don't need those!

But, I've been working on having a trio of buns again and now I'm ready. So maybe if the Easter Bunny is good to old ladies.... he just might consider my request, right?

I know this is a sewing and repurposing blog, we we all do have a life beyond the scope our our blogs. So I thought I'd go ahead and post this so you get a bit more of a glimpse of my life when not in front of the computer or sewing machine. I'll probably do this now and then as a farm is a busy place in the Spring. My dairy goats are kidding now too so I AM busy and getting sewing done is difficult! I also hate leaving my blogs sitting idle. So plan on seeing a touch of my farm life inserted now and then. ;) 

I did get just enough time to cast on some knitting stitches the other day! I'm officially going to get some 4" squares done now and make a pair of baby booties to donate! I'm finally getting good enough to feel I can do something that can be shared and not look like a well-worn piece of something!

Have a SUPER weekend!

Monday, March 5, 2012


Wow, I need sent to sit in the corner! That's where my sewing machine is! It just seems I'm CONTINOUSLY having to do something else!

I have to take hubby for some tests so hopefully I will be able to "fiddle" around with my knitting project!

On the way home I'll stop by the thrift shops! I wonder what goodies I'll find to bring home and then look at wishing I could be sent to the corner to play!