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Summer is Almost Over



The month of August is almost over and it will be time for the yellow buses to be back on the road filled with happy children.

English: A 2009 Blue Bird "Vision" s...

English: A 2009 Blue Bird “Vision” school bus. Licensing: Category:School buses (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Within the next week or so my son will be departing for his senior year at college, hooray!  It will time to celebrate, I will have the house to myself again.  After about a couple of weeks I will miss his company and anticipate his return for Thanksgiving.  I’ve already warned him that I may use his “recording studio” for my sewing room.

Now, what will I make…….

Curtains are first on my list.

Off to Pinterest I go.


I just love the blog title Let’s eat Grandpa.  Cori has a very easy tutorial forDIY curtains.  I forgot Ikea sold fabric and something else to add to “the list”.  If you have an Ikea close by it’s worth a trip.  I have to limit my trips there because I get all caught up in wanting to buy everything.  I have some type of stand that I bought two years ago still in the box that I just had to have.  That print is a real eye catcher.  I saw a dress someone made using the same print and it reminded me of the scene from The Sound of Music when outfits for the kids were made from the drapes.

This pattern is not available online and it’s $4.99 a yard.  To bad they don’t take Joann’s coupons, lol.
Fabric, white/black
$4.99  / yards
Article Number:
Number Fabric from Ikea
If you know of any other nice and easy DIY curtains please leave a comment below.  You can always leave a comment below to say hello also. 🙂
Happy Sewing
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My Sewing Journey

When I first started sewing a couple of months ago my first project was an apron.  It was fun pinning and cutting.  When I started sewing it just didn’t look right, I thought it would come out perfect on the first try.  So I left the apron alone and I began researching and reading blogs about sewing.  I was able to find some interesting groups on Facebook and some awesome YouTube videos.  There are some amazing and talented folk out there.   I told myself I could make my own clothes that would accommodate my 5’11 height from the comforts of my own home.  Being tall has its advantages and disadvantages and finding pants long enough is a HUGE disadvantage.  I’m forever grateful to my favorite store NYCO for having stylish and tall clothing.

Since I didn’t get the wow factor for the apron it was suggested that I try a pillow case.

First Pillowcase

First Pillow3

The pillow case did the trick and I was off to buy patterns and fabric.

Confession:  I’m known for starting or making one thing and moving on to something else.  So, yes, I only have one pillow case.

Since then I’ve made a couple of skirts and sundresses that I’ve actually worn.

As I learn how to sew and keep up with this blog, this will be a journey full of laughs and tears.



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