Almost finished! Just have to install the collar.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Yeah! I am finally making that apron with the pattern I purchased in an antique store in Lancaster, PA.
Posted by Carol Southard at 7:34 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Almost complete.... Only thing left to do is embroider the upper pocket and attach. I am hoping o embroider a tiger and Michael's name on the pocket. He recently became a Tiger Cub Scout.
Posted by Carol Southard at 8:07 AM
Monday, March 18, 2013
Posted by Carol Southard at 9:13 AM
My grandson will be having a fund raising pancake breakfast at Applebee's soon. He asked for an apron that will match his Boy Scout uniform that he can wear while serving. I had on hand a barbecue apron pattern and am in the process of making this apron for him.
Posted by Carol Southard at 9:02 AM
Friday, March 15, 2013
Here are a few photos of the things I made for the newest addition to my Missouri family! This was the very first project that I was able to create since I got my sewing room back. I could not resist the fabric with the muffins on it.... just too cute. Currently I am now working on a bunch of boy things for my Niece Alyson for her shower which is next weekend. After the shower I will post photos too...
Posted by Carol Southard at 6:13 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013
I have been busy the last few days on my sewing machine and hope to mail out the package of goodies tomorrow... As soon as I know that the intended recipient has received the package I will post the photos of what I made here. In the meantime I recently inherited a bunch of Silver-plated flatware that once belonged to my Aunt Annabelle. The silverware had been neglected for years and years... It took a couple days and tons and tons of elbow grease.... but finally got them to be usable.... because of the years of neglect a lot of the items are pitted.... but they are still in great shape for everyday use. In order to get them usable, I first used Tarnex.... then.... Noxon.... then Silver polish.... and lots of elbow grease... What do you think of the improvement?
Posted by Carol Southard at 1:26 PM
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
After more than a year, I finally have my sewing room back! I am now on my way to being creative and sewing again. The first thing I made is my very first self binding baby receiving blanket. Photos coming soon!
Posted by Carol Southard at 10:16 AM
Friday, September 28, 2012
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Posted by Carol Southard at 9:29 AM
Monday, September 24, 2012
You will need one microfiber towel for this simple tutorial.
I started off by measuring the Swiffer Wet Jet throw away pad and the microfiber towel.
I quickly determined that I could fold my microfiber towel in thirds and it would be basically the right size.
I folded the towel into thirds and then pinned it together so that I could stitch it all around.
I sewed a half inch seam all around all four sides of the microfiber towel.
I then decided to stitch two additional seams down the center of the towel to keep it more stable while on the mop.
Here is the finished microfiber towel on my Swiffer Wet Jet... It is a little wider than the mop but that is not a problem. Quick and easy and I can sew these up in minutes. I made six of them to keep on hand at all times for my Swiffer Wet Jet.
I searched online and found that I could also refill those expensive bottles of cleaners. I turned the empty bottle upside down in a pan of boiling hot water for a minute or two. Basically you need the CAP totally submerged. The boiling water will soften the plastic enough to get the cap off. Then I took pliers and at the very base of the cap I used the pliers to gently force the cap off of the bottle. I then refilled it with this solution I found online and it works wonders and pennies per bottle!
Misty's Cleaning Solution Recipe
2 tablespoons of ammonia
½ cup of vinegar
½ teaspoon of Johnson baby shampoo
and fill the rest of the container with water.
1. Ammonia is an awesome cleaner and spot remover
2. Vinegar kills bacteria, mold, and germs and it's a great rinse agent
3. Johnson Baby shampoo smells good and seems to add a sparkle to the floor (don't try to use an off name brand - they streak!).
Posted by Carol Southard at 8:29 AM