The Brother HC1850 Computerized Sewing Machine with 185 built-in stitches, it is the best sewing machine priced under $200. My Sewing Experience I have been sewing for over 40 years (WOW!). In that time, I’ve owned several different sewing machines. For the most part, the sewing machines I owned were inexpensive electronic sewing machines. I longed and dreamed about the day I would own a
Please Wear a Face Mask for the Safety of Our Family and Yours printable signs for use in your home or anywhere to remind visitors to wear a face mask. I recently created a set of printable signs that read: Please Wear a Face Mask for the Safety of Our Employees and Customers There’s also a sign that simply reads, “Please Wear a Face Mask”.
Learn all about the anatomy of a sewing machine. In this sewing basics series for beginners, you’ll learn all about the anatomy of your sewing machine! Way back in February, I shared with you my Sewing Machine Buying Guide. This Guide was designed to help you select a sewing machine that will best meet your needs. There are so many different makes and models of
Use this set of 4 Please Wear a Face Mask printable signs in your office, medical facility, home or anywhere to request visitors wear a face mask. When I received a request recently from a reader to create a “Cleaned & Sanitized” sign that she could print out for her dental office, that got me to thinking. What else can I do to help at
I’m learning from COVID-19 to Not isolate and be fearful. But to cease this time as an opportunity to stop, listen and really be present. Learning from COVID-19 Inspiration from an Unexpected Source I heard a short interview recently on the Today show with Iyanla Vanzant. I had never heard of her before – maybe you have. She’s an inspirational speaker who recently also did
Use this set of Clean and Sanitized prints in your office, medical facility, home or anywhere to indicate when surfaces or rooms have been cleaned and sanitized. Who would have ever thought that 2020 would turn out to be the year of the COVID-19 pandemic? Or any pandemic, for that matter? It has certainly turned this world of ours upside down, hasn’t it? And it
Download this free printable Pleated Face Mask Pattern complete with opening for filter pocket and casings for drawstrings or elastic. Since sharing my Pleated Fabric Face Mask with Casings & Filter Pocket tutorial, I’ve had a lot of requests for a printable pleated face mask pattern. So, today, I’m doing just that! I created this free printable Pleated Face Mask Pattern in PDF format. So
Learn how to make an easy macrame plant hanger using twine and a few knots. You can easily make this DIY easy macrame plant hanger to fit any size flower pot! This macrame plant hanger is indeed super easy to make. It uses a simple overhand knot and you can make one in less than 20 minutes. Plus, you can easily customize the macrame plant
Planting a backyard vegetable garden doesn’t have to be complicated. Come take a look at my backyard vegetable garden and maybe you’ll be inspired! I realize it’s a little late in the season probably to be talking to you about how to plant a backyard garden. But since I just got my small backyard garden planted this past week, I thought it was a good
These flannel burp cloths are easy to sew. Made from pre-folded diapers and flannel, they just might be the perfect DIY burp cloth. I was cleaning and organizing my craft room, when I came across some pre-folded cloth diapers. Even though our youngest is 23 and we don’t have any grandbabies on the way, I do like to keep cloth diapers on hand for gift
DIY Mouse Pad Wrist Rest – follow along with this easy sewing tutorial to learn how to DIY your very own mouse pad wrist rest. Working from Home Like a lot of you, I have been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have also found myself using my laptop (instead of the desktop I have at work) a lot. And I use my
Add a touch of boho style to your home decor with this easy boho style crochet coaster pattern. The fringe edge just completes these boho coasters! With just one skein of cotton yarn, you can easily make a set of four boho style crochet coasters. Plus, the choice of cotton yarn makes these boho style coasters extra absorbent. I had a reader contact me a
Download these free printable Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend birthday cards that are perfect birthday cards during times of social distancing. I received an email from a reader asking if there were any birthday cards in the Subscribers Resource Library for “friends”. I realized I not only didn’t have any birthday cards for friends, but I didn’t have any birthday cards. How could I
Learn how to make the BEST fitted fabric face mask with your Cricut Maker. Patterns are available in five sizes in Cricut Access. Searching for the Perfect Fabric Face Mask Pattern I can’t even tell you how many different patterns exactly that I have made or tried since we first heard about COVID-19. In fact, I was frantically trying to find the PERFECT fabric face
Next time you have a craving for English Muffins, you might want to try to make homemade English Muffins – they’re easier to make than you might think! There really aren’t a lot of fast food foods that I truly crave. Of course, let a pandemic interrupt your life and suddenly I’m craving a Sausage McMuffin® from McDonald’s. So, I did what I always do
Learn how and when to propagate Christmas Cactus so you can share cuttings from your Christmas Cactus with family and friends for years to come! How to Propagate Christmas Cactus Spring is the absolute perfect time to propagate Christmas Cactus. And it’s one of the easiest plants to propagate! There are several ways to propagate plants I’ve tried two ways with my Christmas Cactus and
A free fabric pear pattern from The Birch Cottage. Sew a fabric pear out of the fabric of your choice to add a touch of farmhouse style to your home. Asian Pear Tree I am especially fond of pears ever since I discovered how to use all the Asian Pears that grow on the pear tree that my husband’s father planted so many years ago.
Celebrate mom’s special day with this set of three free printable Mother’s Day Cards in PDF. Mother’s Day Cards measure 4-1/4″x5-1/2″ and fit A2 envelopes. Mother’s Day 2020 will be celebrated on Monday, May 10. It is officially celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. May 8, 1914 Every few years, Mother’s Day actually falls on my dad’s birthday, which is May 8th.
Learn how to crochet the Front Post Double Crochet Stitch (abbreviated fpdc) to add beautiful texture to your crochet projects. The “front post double crochet stitch” sounds a little intimidating, but it’s really just a variation to the double crochet stitch. Except, as the name implies, you’re crocheting around the post of the stitch in the previous row instead of through the top of the
Learn how to sew a pleated fabric face mask with an opening for a removable filter. Help prevent the spread of germs by wearing a fabric face mask. For some time now, I’ve been contemplating sewing a few fabric face masks for my husband and myself. For some reason, in our normal disaster preparedness, we failed to purchase face masks. Then, once we needed them,