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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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Summer Flowers

By Sharon Schneider / June 15, 2016 /

We have a few planting areas around our yard but for most of my summer flowers I go with container gardening. These “pots” came from my Grandpa Olson’s garage. I love this wagon and it will soon have a great mix of flowers spilling over the edges. When I fill them with flowers every spring I am reminded of Grandpa’s advice to always pinch the buds off a flowering plant to promote the plant’s growth.…

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Shop Update

By Sharon Schneider / June 6, 2016 /

Items for the Kitchen Cloth napkins are perfect for everyday! I have been tossing mine on a tray on the kitchen table to encourage more use. Traditional Ticking: Bright Colors: Neutral Prints: Pretty Towels: Any of these items make the perfect hostess gift if you go to a friends cabin this summer.

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Shop Update

By Sharon Schneider / May 30, 2016 /

All kinds of busy in the sewing studio this week. See whats new in the SHOP Buckets and zippers in these really fun summery fabrics with a mix of reds and blues.

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Mending The Quilt

By Sharon Schneider / May 25, 2016 /

This quilt was a wedding gift made by Steve’s aunt.  This quilt has been on our bed for 27 years. It is starting to show some wear and tear.  I made some simple mixed fabric patches with a few pre-cut fabric squares. simply cut the squares into triangles take two triangles and sew together to form a square with 2 different fabrics press the seams and press the raw edges down 1/4 inch.   pin over…

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Shop Update

By Sharon Schneider / May 23, 2016 /

New shopper totes are coming to the shop this week. Washable, light weight cotton, sturdy handles and wide base make this the perfect grocery bag or tote for the market. It folds up nicely so you can keep a spare in your car. These would also make a great book bag or beach bag this summer.

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Mending the Flag – Sewing Tutorial

By Sharon Schneider / May 18, 2016 /

This University of Minnesota flag took a beating this winter (almost as bad as the beatings on the men’s basketball team.) We are celebrating the end of the school year so I want to get this flag back on the flag pole. This was an easy, easy fix: trim the frayed edges and make the unfinished edge even pass the new cut over a burning candle to sear the edge and prevent future fraying fold…

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Shop Update

By Sharon Schneider / May 16, 2016 /

So many changes behind the scenes The new website has been under construction and is finally live. Check it out HERE and let me know what you think with a comment below. Lets Celebrate with a Sale The SHOP is full of new items and all are 30% off this week (through May 21, 2016). Lots of zipper pouches are perfect as an end of the year teacher gift or for the graduate. Also new kitchen linens including napkins…

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Sorting Time

By Sharon Schneider / May 5, 2016 /

Nurturing my creative process Slow Sewing. Hand Sewing. Needle and thread. Quiet. Peaceful. Once a week I will carve out an hour or two. Mending, patching, embellishing. I want to slow things down a bit. Step away from the hectic assembly line that my sewing room can often become. Sort my scraps. Sort my buttons. Sort my ideas.

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