Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wordless Wednesday 291~ Premiere Theatre

 One of our favorite theaters in Melbourne, Florida, USA
It's part of a very small shopping strip 
that is in a beautiful southern setting of large trees and lush greenery.
The entrance kinda makes me feel like Scarlet Ohara.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Drawstring Jewelry Bag with 8 Pockets

  This was a Christmas present I made for a few girls on my list.  I remember these back in my high school days from a Simplicity pattern.  I found this one on Sew 4Home, one of my frequent visit blogs.  They have a great tutorial with a pattern if you don't want to draw the circles yourself.  I'm just adding a few more tips here.  There is also a You Tube that someone offers several great tips.
     I hope its not too confusing that pictures were taken of different bags made with different fabrics?

Tuesday Tutorial

 Fold and press to create guide lines to follow.
 Also fold and crease the paper pattern found on Sew4 Home
 Use a heat sensitive marking pin.

I agree with the idea of tucking in the padding from the inside.
 Easier to tuck in first and sew around later.

Used the quarter inch foot to sew around the edge.
Used generic foot to sew lines and zig zag tack at beginning an end
for reinforcement of each pocket.
Set buttonhole foot for a 1/4 inch long buttonhole.
My mistake here is marking the button hole from the raw edge.
I should have allowed for 1/4 inch seam allowance.

You can store and/or travel other things besides jewelry.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Fun Friday ~ Pressing Flowers

 This should be more of a Monday Memory.
Mother taught me how to press flowers between wax paper between the pages of 
a Sears and Roebuck catalog which are no longer.
Now its one of the last rather skinny phone books we'll probably ever see
 And I used parchment paper which doesn't hold moisture as much as wax paper.
I don't think we knew about parchment paper back then?
 These were some "just because" flowers Mr. G gave me.
 I'm planning on using the bright colored petals to make some all occasion cards.

They have been in this book over a year now.
The cards to be made are on the "get around to it" list.