Using an Automatic Needle Threader

How to use an automatic needle threader

There are two features on my sewing machine that I wouldn’t want to be without. The first is the scissors that cut the thread automatically and the second is the automatic needle threader. It wasn’t always so though. The first machine I owned had one but I could only get it to work sometimes. Then when I […]

DIY Cement Pattern Weights

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I really enjoy sewing, I don’t always enjoy all the prep work it takes to get to the actual sewing. That’s why I am always on the lookout for tools that allow me to save time without sacrificing quality. Pattern weights do just that. Pattern Weights are an excellent way to hold your pattern to […]

DIY Garden Row Covers

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Ice, snow and freezing temperatures usually mean the end of our growing season. This year after visiting Homestead Heritage Farm I wanted to see if we could extend it just a little longer. We usually only plant lettuce, spinach and radishes in the spring. This year as soon as it was cool enough I began planting […]

DIY Oversize Ironing Board

DIY oversize ironing board

If you have ever had to iron a large piece of fabric, patter pieces or even a tablecloth on a regular ironing board you know it can be frustrating. After a recent struggle with some large skirt pattern pieces I decided to find an alternative. I have seen some large ironing board surfaces on quilting […]

Gardening: Choosing Seeds

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In my last gardening post I promised to share why we choose heirloom seeds and why I don’t buy vegetable and herb plants from the gardening stores. The reason is three fold: variety, quality and sustainability. Variety: Have you ever noticed most gardening stores carry 3-4 varieties of most vegetables. When it comes to tomatoes regardless of […]

Homestead Heritage Farm

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Last weekend we made an impromptu trip to one of my favorite places in DFW, Homestead Heritage .  Seed planting actually began at our house about two weeks prior to this trip but why starting my seeds I realized that I was out of cherry tomato seeds. I was debating on not having any this year or maybe […]

Sweetest Valentine’s Day Sale

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Perfect your sewing skills in 2015 with an online sewing class from Craftsy. Get up to 50% off now during their Sweetest Valentine’s sale for a limited time. Did you know that  Craftsy offers more than just sewing classes? Shop Craftsy’s Sweetest Valentine’s Up to 50% Off Classes Sale Craftsy’s Sweetest Valentine’s Sale – Up to 50% […]

Happy Holidays!

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I can hardly believe another year is coming to a close. I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas and were able to spend time with your loved ones. I have had a wonderful mini vacation here at home. I was able to spend time with my husband, our boys and I was able […]