A Tote, A Tuesday

By Sharon Schneider / May 2, 2017 /

This could be the perfect tote for a busy mom this summer. Book Bag – for a trip to the library Shopper Tote – for a stop at the market Errand bag – pockets for keys, cash and sunglasses Busy bag – for kids activities at the ball park, dance studio or doctor’s office Neutral background with a splash of patchy color – goes great with a T-shirt and jeans, or a tank and a…

Continue Reading

Welcome May – And The Return of Menu Monday

By Sharon Schneider / May 1, 2017 /

It is a gloomy May Day in Minnesota today, but Spring is here, the birds are back, the buds are popping and I am ready to make some changes – at home, in the sewing room and on this blog! We started planning our meals and cooking at home more in April. We will continue in May and start adding more exercise. My easiest change has been to start my morning with a warm lemon/ginger…

Continue Reading

Making Changes, Setting Priorities

By Sharon Schneider / April 10, 2017 /

I am starting my week of right! I need to start taking better care of myself and my family! Grocery shopping done, meals planned and prepped. Fruits and veggies – ready to grab for easy snacks. Here is a link to my new favorite cookbook The Weight and Wellness Nutrition Guide  No diet here, just healthy, whole foods and making changes for a lifetime! Busy week in the sewing room too! A couple wholesale orders have…

Continue Reading

Shop Update -February 2017

By Sharon Schneider / February 16, 2017 /

I have a lot of new items in the SHOP Bags – slouches and cross body bags add the perfect splash of color to the gloomy winter months. Buckets – all sizes and lots of fabrics make these the perfect storage bins for any room in the house. Kitchen Linens – traditional red or blue cotton ticking make the perfect everyday napkins. All available in the Shop

Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

By Sharon Schneider / February 14, 2017 /

It’s not too late to whip up a chocolate treat for your Valentine. Melt 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon coconut oil in the microwave. 3o seconds at a time until smooth. Dip strawberries in chocolate and place on waxed paper. Place in the frig until chocolate is hard. Done!! YUM!!

Continue Reading

Sweater Refashion DIY

By Sharon Schneider / February 10, 2017 /

Cleaning out closets this week. I decided to combine a sweater that was to short with a button down that was to tight. I cut the shirt first. All I needed was the collar/yoke, cuffs and lower five inches. I finished the raw edges with a zigzag stitch and pinned in place. I stitched them into place with a wide zig-zag stitch to stretch with the knit sweater fabric.

Continue Reading

Clothing Upcycle – DIY

By Sharon Schneider / January 30, 2017 /

I recently cut the tag out of this top and made 2 small holes along the neckline. ugh. I pieced together some scraps of fabric to form a binding. Trimmed it down to cover the holes, pressed the raw edges down to form a binding and attached to the neckline. I am happy with the finished product.

Continue Reading

Mending Jeans

By Sharon Schneider / January 13, 2017 /

Over Thanksgiving break, I replaced a torn belt loop adding just a bit of  color. At Christmas, I patched a “split in the butt”.  Simple mix of fabrics to make a patch, press under the raw edges and machine stitch in place. January – and another patch just in time for Valentine’s Day! This time I did a bit of hand slip stitching. It will be fun to see how these jeans look a year…

Continue Reading

Happy New Year – 2017

By Sharon Schneider / January 2, 2017 /

I am so ready for a New Year! This year I hope to find more BALANCE. Eat better, Move more, Read Often. Sew more, blog more, learn more about making Shaggy Baggy a success.  

Continue Reading

Final Sale of the Year

By Sharon Schneider / December 2, 2016 /
Continue Reading