Showing posts from September 5, 2010

The Creative Connection Event - creativity for the soul

Doesn't this look like heaven? Three days of creativity and inspiration. It's The Creative Connection Event being held in Minneapolis next week. Are any of you attending ? My budget would only allow for one day, and that would likely be Saturday so I wouldn't have to fight rush hour traffic. I love attending these things, but in all honesty, when you go alone there's the possibility of not really bonding with anyone. It really depends on the event. I've been to some where the women are all their with friends and, as nice and polite as they are, they don't really have room for one more. Then again, I've been to other events where I've met women I felt that I've known my whole life. Seriously, if any of you are going please contact me (sewingbysharon at gmail dot com) as I'm still debating whether or not to go. Knowing I have a virtual friend to meet up with could easily sway my decision :-) Wow, I just reread what I wrote. Can you tell I'm

A, You're Adorable Cecelia's Apron - a pattern review

Take two vintage embroidered and lace trimmed pillowcases, add 1/2 yard of fabric and a 1" bias tape maker and you get an adorable apron! The pattern is Cecelia's Apron from Homestead Specialties. Click on the pattern image to go to the website with the pattern information. There are no pattern pieces in this pattern. What you get are instructions on how to cut the pillowcases, ties and waistband as well as where to add bias binding and how to sew the section together. And a fun story of the designer's grandmother, Cecelia. And Grandmother Cecelia's date pudding recipe. Yum! Perfect to whip up while wearing your new apron. It's a simple sewing project as the pillowcase is the main fabric. Which means the hemming and seam finishes are already done for you. Not to mention the adorable embroidering and lace edging. That being said, if you're a complete beginner you may have questions on a few things, depending on how you learn. There are a few diagrams and t