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GI Joe Cubees

Today I didn’t sew at all — I was too busy cutting out and putting together these fun Cubees from CyberDrone at deviantART. These are some of the decorations for my son’s family birthday party next weekend. It’s kind of silly (since Elliott is turning 28), but for years I have done either a GI…

Homemade Dressmaker’s Dummy

Emily and I went shopping for dresses the other day, but she didn’t find much that she liked. I thought I would try sewing some dresses for her, which I haven’t done in a long time (except for Halloween costumes). It’s a long process because I only see her about once a week so I…

Wine Light Box

For hand embroiderers, here is a great idea for transferring embroidery patterns to your fabrics. First of all, let me just say that this was my idea.  However, my husband, Gordon, actually made it for me.  I had been using our glass coffee table and putting a light under it, but this light box is…

Jennifer’s Tile Tray and Hanging Rack

In my last post I included a photo of a tile rack made by my niece, Jennifer Krohn. Today I want to show you  the beautiful tile tray she made for me.  Jennifer has worked as an industrial designer, but right now she is staying home with her three little children, Max, Oliver and Marjorie.…

Old Sequin Ornaments

As I began taking down the Christmas tree yesterday, I decided to post these funky old ornaments. Most of my homemade ornaments are stitched or painted, but I was trying to create something shiny to make the tree more sparkly. Can you even buy these weird satin spun styrofoam balls anymore and the special little…

Old Clothespin Ornaments

Here are some of the clothespin ornaments I made in 1975, and they have certainly seen better days. Frank (the farmer) and Alice (the school girl) were two of my cats at the time and I see they have lost all of their whiskers — the poor White Rabbit just has one whisker left. The…