Sunday, February 20, 2011

Where does the time go?

Have you noticed I haven't blogged much lately?
Since the middle of January my father has had serious health issues which landed him in the hospital for a few weeks and now into a rehab center.  Most of my days (and evenings) have been spent either in the hospital or rehab with him. He still has a ways to go before getting back to normal and will probably be in the rehab center for quite some time.

Having said all that....
 I did squeeze in a little (4 am) sewing and embroidered these quick
 little shirts for my daughter and granddaughter for Valentines Day.

For my daughter....

and granddaughter....

The headband was made "in the hoop" using a design I purchased from

 Mr. Fisherman did a little shopping for me and added a few extras....

He did a great job, didn't he?


I want to thank all my followers for still checking in and hanging around
even though I haven't been here much lately.
I will try to post when I can.

In the meantime, please check out The Crafty Clown who made a few
Eco friendly snack bags from my tutorial,
 Mel Dreams Often who has a really cool blog and nominated me for the Stylish Blog Award (again Mel, I apologize for not being able to follow through at this time) and
 A Home Made by Kiki who I will be working with on a fun giveaway in the near future so be sure to check back.

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Grommet - how tos

After posting my easy breezy backpacks Sewing with Strings left a comment asking about the grommets.
That got me thinking....not everyone is familiar with the "how to" of grommets.
Once you see how easy they are, you will be using them on everything. I have used them on drawstring bags instead of the casing, shower curtains, a hanger for Miss Oakleigh's advent calendar and much more.

I know you've all probably seen these scary contraptions...
They cost about $13.00 each.

I use a much simpler and more inexpensive method.
Below is what I use.

The tool itself costs only a couple of dollars and comes in different sizes.
Once you purchase the grommet tool all you need are the grommets and a hammer.

See how easy they are?