Crafting at Home

By Sharon Schneider / March 17, 2020 /

Stay home to flatten the curve. Stay home Save Lives. Self quarantine. All these new phrases and new feelings in our Country right now as we deal with the Coronavirus. If you are looking for some affordable and easy craft and sewing ideas – I suggest you start with  YouTube and Pinterest A link to my Pinterest boards can be found HERE I have added some of my spring fabrics to the ETSY shop to purchase by the yard…

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Re-usable Snack Bags – DIY

By Sharon Schneider / February 24, 2020 /

I am always looking for easy ways to use less plastic at home. These re-usable snack bags are an easy and quick diy. Not a new idea from me,  just my version of many – you can find more ideas on Pinterest for these snack bags and other great ways to create less waste. My tutorial for cloth napkins is HERE. I make 3 different sizes. The pictures shown are of the small size which holds…

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30 Bags in 30 Days – June 2019

By Sharon Schneider / June 11, 2019 /

Almost at the halfway mark with my 30 bags in 30 days for June. I am taking lots of time to use up lots of fabrics from my ever growing stash. I love mixing colors and patterns. Each bag is a little different so there will be lots of unique choices in the ETSY shop by the end of the month! To keep track of all the new bags daily, follow on Instagram  and/or Facebook  

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Summer Sewing

By Sharon Schneider / May 21, 2019 /

I love summer sewing. The spring show season is behind me. Time to slow down a bit, get outside every day and spend lots of time creating. Before the demands of  the fall and holiday season I plan to take some time to do as much sewing as I can. I was gifted this supply of linen clothing and can’t wait jump in.  I plan to post a bag a day in June – totes,…

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Everyday Items I Use In My Sewing Studio Every Day

By Sharon Schneider / April 18, 2019 /

Since I moved to a bigger sewing space in our house last summer, I have spent lots of time organizing. I thought I would share some household items I use every time I sew. Stable and sturdy, small ceramic flower pots are perfect for pencils and scissors.   I love to use mason jars for storage. I can see whats inside and they are sturdy on my shelves. I also use one with my sewing…

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Weekly Food Prep

By Sharon Schneider / March 25, 2019 /

Back on track this week after a quick trip to Florida and lots of eating out (and beer). We also walked on the beach everyday – a habit I hope to continue now with the warmer temps in MN. I know I can’t exercise away a poor diet. I am up to 6-8 veggie servings a day and a minimum amount of processed foods. While I cooked wild rice in my Instant Pot and bacon…

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Healthy Eating – weekly food prep

By Sharon Schneider / March 12, 2019 /

No big meals planned for this week but I got a lot of food prepped and ready to pull together for some easy, healthy meals and snack ideas. Veggies are cleaned and chopped – all set to top a salad or toss in a fry pan for a quick side dish. I made hard boiled eggs (1 cup water, 7 minutes)  in my Instant Pot  I salted and roasted mixed nuts @350 for 6-10 minutes.…

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Spring Bunnies In The Etsy Shop

By Sharon Schneider / March 8, 2019 /

These sweet bunny drawstring bags are now in the Shop  The perfect size for a special treat for Spring or Easter. One bunny holds 4 plastic eggs. These would be darling at the Easter table as place holders or party favors. $10 each. limited quantities. All one of a kind and in various colors! Shop HERE    

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Weekly Food Prep

By Sharon Schneider / February 26, 2019 /

Remember Menu Monday? I was pretty good about having a consistent plan for the week many years ago! Now with no kids at home I have gotten away from that weekly routine. With a recent warning about high cholesterol, I am ready to buckle down again.  I don’t feel like I need a specific weekly menu, but I definitely need to bring healthy choices back to your kitchen. I am starting with more veggies. I…

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Scrap Fabric Valentines

By Sharon Schneider / February 11, 2019 /

Just a few quick, easy Valentine decor ideas using scraps of fabrics. I used a cookie cutter and cardboard templates to trace hearts on fabric scraps. I stitched a row together to use as a garland to hang on my winter tree. The rest I stitched onto card stock, then tape the card stock to a folded card form. Just a couple easy ideas for using up scraps.  Last year, I made heart sachets and…

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