Thursday, May 31, 2012


New use for those old crayons!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My First Sewing Machine

I've mentioned on my history blog that this is a landmark year for the Singer Sewing Machine company. I myself own a few Singer sewing machines...and really like them.

Last night my mom came across my very first sewing machine in storage. It's a machine that I dearly loved and hoped had not been thrown out over the years. I remembered the sewing machine being white with clear blue areas...but had long since forgotten that it too was a Singer Sewing Machine.

I was probably somewhere between the ages of 7 and 9 when I was given this toy sewing machine. I used to get scraps of fabric from Mom, would sit down in my bedroom floor at the machine, put two together and sew several lines up, down and across until I thought it had enough stitching. Then start over with more pieces. I never mastered threading the machine so when the thread ran out I always had to have Mom come and rethread it (thankfully I've gotten over that...). Sadly after a decent amount of usage and a few fabric jams a plastic piece on the inside broke rendering the machine unusable.

I so glad to see my first sewing machine again. It’s really amazing how far I’ve come since the days of sewing on that machine in my bedroom floor!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Casual Day Bag Tutorial

(See the post below for patterns)

Day Purse Patterns

Linked below are the patterns needed to complete the Casual Day Purse Tutorial from Whitney Sews.  The patterns are being provided for free so they are intended for personal and gift giving use only.

All patterns already include a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Click here to download and print patterns.

When printing choose ‘fit to page’ or ‘none’ on scaling so they will print properly.