Holiday Shop Update

By Sharon Schneider / November 22, 2016 /

Lots of new goodies in the SHOP this week. Fun prints that will work in your decor all winter. These towels make a great hostess gift all by themselves, or wrapped around a bottle of wine or tin of goodies. Also, these rustic, scrappy, burlap and fabric lighted garlands would be perfect on a mantle, railing or down the center of a table. I also have a few burlap totes finished for gift giving or a treat…

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Fall Decor – DIY

By Sharon Schneider / October 26, 2016 /

This may be it for my fall decor this year. I salvaged what was left of a beautiful “funeral arrangement” and put it in a vase in a pumpkin. Before: During: After:

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Back on Track and a SALE

By Sharon Schneider / October 23, 2016 /

October was a crazy, crazy month for me and my family. I am happy to be getting back on track and back in the sewing room this week. I want to start my mornings with a healthy breakfast. Overnight oats are an easy, make ahead meal. I bring 4 cups of water and 1 cup of oats to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool and refrigerate. In the morning, all I have to…

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Bucket Review + Discount Code + Please Vote!

By Sharon Schneider / August 12, 2016 /

All kinds of busy behind the scenes this week. Thanks to Sonja from Blackstone Designs for her great review of my large Bucket and wristlet. She has a discount code for the SHOP available on her site. Please check it out. Shaggy Baggy is also being featured on Shaggy Baggy is one of the shops up for voting to receive a marketing consulting package so check it out and give me a vote!

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Welcome August

By Sharon Schneider / August 8, 2016 /

Cheers to August. Sprucing up a $5 bottle of sparkling wine to make Sangria for Happy Hour. 3 sliced peaches, 1 sliced lemon. Pour wine over fruit and chill. Add 20 oz. of sparking water before serving.  

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Front Door DIY

By Sharon Schneider / July 25, 2016 /

Updating my front door this week: Problem #1 – no privacy (but I love these locally made stained glass leaves) Problem #2 – Princess Hershey likes to sit and look out the window. Solution – 4 yards of $2 tulle (2 yards for each window). 2 tension rods. Iron in hemming tape – or sewing machine to create a 3 inch hem at the top of each panel. I hung the panels high enough to…

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Our Empty Nest

By Sharon Schneider / July 19, 2016 /

Our empty nest has never been completely empty, but with 2 kids in college and one recent graduate back home we often think about our next “move”. My husband would like to retire on a lake. I would love to live in a loft downtown. For now we will “meet in the middle” in the suburban house we have lived in for 12 years and have plenty of room for me to create and the…

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Fabric Bunting DIY

By Sharon Schneider / July 12, 2016 /

Sewing buntings is a great way to use up scraps of fabric. You can cut your scraps into various sizes and shapes. I chose to stay with traditional triangles. I cut them with a 2 1/2 inch base and 4 inch length to the point. Feed through your sewing machine to stitch together. The fun part is displaying your new bunting. Here is mine in my living room. I also like them draped across a…

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Welcome July – with a sale

By Sharon Schneider / July 1, 2016 /

I know that summer is just beginning, but 2016 is half over. It has been a busy year. I love these long summer days with lots of heat and sunshine. Fewer scheduled activities make for a great time to “catch up” in the sewing room finish up items with my spring/summer fabrics and start planning for fall/winter. I am adding a SALE section to the SHOP with some great discounts. Keep up with new sale items on…

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Making Scrap Fabric

By Sharon Schneider / June 22, 2016 /

Just a pile of trimmings: Carefully pieced together on some batting.   Top-stitched over the raw edges (yes, some fraying will occur!) Finished as a fun zipper pouch.

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