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Abby Dabby Doo

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Abby Dabby Doo (and Sophia too) stopped their playing long enough to say "Hey! Did you know that Scooby Doo , Where Are You? premiered 38 years ago today?"

Attending the Sewing with Nancy Quilt Expo this week?

Are you attending the Wisconsin Public Television and Sewing with Nancy Quilt Expo later this week? This expo is in its fourth year and is held in Madison, WI. Sadly, I’m unable to attend this year which means I won’t have the fun of working for (and visiting) with my Cheryl ( Homestead Specialties ) for three days. She is an incredible bundle of energy with a wicked sense of humor so be sure to stop by her booth and say “hi” for me! While you’re there, don't forget to check out all her wonderful patterns as well as her fantabulistic book Low-Sew Boutique . New this year she will be teaching a class, Low-Sew Kitchen , every day at 1 p.m. She will also have a free stage presentation at 10:45 a.m. every day. One thing I really like about this expo, besides the chance to meet Nancy Zieman, is the cost to attend a class is only $10! An incredible bargain for the wealth of information you can gleam in 45 to 60 minutes. If you've never attended a sewing expo before here

You're a winner! (Craft Inc)

That was the subject line in a congratulations email message I received today from Adorn Magazine! There was a giveaway posted on Adorn's blog last week. Apparently Chronicle Books had donated five copies of the book, Craft, Inc . , that could be given away to Adorn's blog readers. To be eligible for the drawing one needed to leave a comment with a useful crafty-business tip. Well I could add a tip - after all, I began selling doll clothes, soft animals, and clothing accessories as a teen way back in the seventies. I did the craft show circuit for years and years and years and learned quite a bit along the way. I was in on the seventies version of "go green" - who remembers the ecology clubs in high schools and the "give a hoot, don't pollute"? I refashioned clothing before it was fashionable to do so. I hand embroidered on my clothing designs I created. I decorated my home with homemade creations because I couldn't afford to buy items in th

Vogue 2933 Pattern Review - Sandra Betzina Skirt Pattern

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This is the same review I posted on PR so if you've already stopped by PR and read the review you don't need to waste your time reading this one, unless you want to see additional photos. This post is a bit narcissistic - I mean, how many photos of me wearing this skirt do you really care to see? My excuse is that Abby (aka Abby Dabby Do, Abs of Steel, Abby Cadaby, Abra Cadabra or the big sweet girl) was busy searching for toads while I was taking photos and I captured her in a few of the shots. Oh! Before you go, let me add this. I hadn't worn the skirt yet when I posted the review on PR and I didn't think I was going to like the skirt. Wrong! I like it - it is so comfortable to wear and it reminds me of wearing a Sewing Workshop or Issey Miyake type skirt. Pattern Description: Vogue 2933, Today's Fit by Sandra Betzina for an a-line skirt with attached drape and elastic waist. A pattern for a small pouch is also included Pattern Sizing: All sizes in o