It took me years, but I finally learned the secret to getting (most of) what I need to do finished every day: lists. It’s all about lists for me when it comes to organization. If it’s not written down, forget it. Unfortunately, I usually end up with two or three running lists for different areas of my life, and then it comes down to trying to track down the lists themselves so I can figure out what I needed to remember in the first place. The solution? A handy little organizer for keeping everything straight.
I was at Michael’s craft store the other day looking for a few supplies for my holiday display (yes, I have already started on the winter holidays! But in my defense, I am a blogger and most of us work ahead of the season, just like magazines) when I saw the cutest little wooden casket. Not sure anyone has referred to a casket as “cute” before! I thought it might make a fun wee Halloween diorama. So I looked around and found a sticker set from Jolees (here). It is supposed to be used for scrap booking, but who cares? It ended up being the perfect size for my little Halloween craft.
You have your reasons — and I could give you plenty — for wanting to start sewing. Whether you’re jumping in for the first time or picking it up again after a while, it can be helpful to have an idea of what you’re getting into and how to make it work for you. Let’s talk about a few simple ways to break into your new sewing hobby.
I have a question for you ladies. Are you at all interested in sewing crafts? I just purchased a sewing machine so I could start making my own dresses, but I am thinking maybe I should start off with a few sewing crafts. Heidi Staples contacted me to do a few sewing posts and I wanted to share the first one with you and see if any of you are interested in this type of DIY. I think her tutorials are creative and useful, and her directions seem easy to understand. But I have done almost zero sewing crafts so I wasn’t sure if you dolls are into this kind of thing. So let me know in the comments if this is something you would like have as a regular feature. Now lets welcome Heidi to The Glamorous Housewife:
About a week and a half ago I mentioned I was sewing a dress from scratch for the first time in 15 years. It is part of the Summer Of No Pants project going on over at Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!. In part one I had made a muslin bodice and had repatterned the bodice cups. I had planned on finishing the dress and modeling it for you this week, but unfortunately I ran into a few issues. It turns out making a dress from scratch is really difficult!