Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Halloween Decorations

I've fallen in love with fabric pumpkins...

fabric pumpkins by tatertotsandjello  15 ideas and tutorials for your crafty pumpkins

And I could find tons of pictures of well-made, enviable really, fabric pumpkins and even some promises of tutorials but most of the links were to dead ends. I guess this is a fad I am getting into after the rush!

Then I started thinking about pumpkin pincushions which would make these little critters functional as well as decorative. (And in my crowded sewing room, that is a plus!)

I found a tutorial for pumpkin pincushions here at the Fiskars website. It always interesting to read the instructions on these, because I would have gone about making it a little differently. (I would have made a stuffed ball all in one colour and then added a stem) but I prefer the matching of colours on this site....

I'm so busy these days that fabric pincushions is a small and realistic project for me right now. I am taking two courses - one a teacher's class and one is a creative writing class. And I have a goal to make Thursday nights my sewing nights....

If you are looking for a list of Halloween crafts, check out this post A Big List of Halloween Crafts

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

One Give Away; Two Burda Magazines

I forgot to put up a March Burda Magazine give away. The truth is March just flew by for me...I had dental surgery, a week at the Ministry of Education and a whole bunch of grading to do on top of the regular day-to-day teaching...so I am combining this month's give away with last month's give away.

Two Burda Magazines...one is the August 1979 issue and the other is the April 1982 issue. This draw is for both.

I'll mail them anywhere in the world, all you have to do to enter is be a follower of this blog and leave a comment below. Draw on April 20th. Good luck everyone!

Monday, March 9, 2015

A Big List of Canadian Sewing Blogs And Growing

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I know there are lists of sewing blogs out there, and even a map or two of sewing enthusiasts, but I have nonetheless, created my own list and I hope it grows. If you know of a Cdn blog that isn't listed - a blog whose primary purpose is sewing rather than quilting or other crafts - please let me know in the comments and I will edit this list.

Updated - March 2014, with a big thanks to Rose!

Ontario bloggers

Pattern Vault

Gathering Threads - a blog for sewing and smocking

Sew Debbie

Weekend Crafting


Wardrobe Dysfunction

Stitch Parade - knitting, pottery, sewing, etc

Warp and Weft

All Style All Substance

How Unseamly

The Sewing and Life Adventures of Emerald Erin 

Fit Not to Fit

Always Sewing

Fashion Lehn

Chris Knits in Niagara

Sew Pretty In Pink

The Sewing Lawyer

Amanda Farquharson


Button and Needle

Kadance Kloth

Cherah Sews

Seams Like Crystal

Another Sewing Scientist

The Sewing Diet

The Straight Jacket Muse

Pattern Therapy ( I wish this was the name of my blog!)

Me and My Veritas
Sew Stash Sew

BC Bloggers

Sewaholic - patterns and a fabulous blog too

Elle C Sews

Sew Creative Blog

Crafting a Rainbow

A Colourful Canvas

Fabric Paper Thread


Everything Sewing

Falling Through Your Clothes



Tanit-Isis Sews

Young Seamstress CarmencitaB

La Bobbin Filante


Fabric Maverick

Family Buzz

Finished Garment

Peg's Place: Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery

Miss Mouse Crafts - I am a Passionate Maker

The Minimalist Hypothesis

Caroline's Stitchin'

Adventures of a Young Seamstress

La Mani Doro

Incondite Le Grand

1 Seam at a Time

Nova Scotia

Sewing on the Edge

Atlantic Sewing Guild

The Beauty of a Stitch

Sew Passionista
Sisters of the Brush

Quilt, Knit, Run, Sew

Newfoundland and Labrador

Submarines and Sewing Machines

Simply Handmade by Lana - not a sewing blog but lots of fun with fabric crafts

Cdn but I don't know where in Canada

Creating in the Gap

A Passion to Create

Thread Riding Hood


Myrna Giesbrecht

The Fabulous Dr E


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