24September, 2007

And the winner is…

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The winner of our “Sewing Stories Contest” is…


Please email me at beckarahn {at} with your mailing address and I will send your prize.

Lucy did the name drawing. She loves paper.

23September, 2007

Project Tiara

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Step One: Materials Acquisition

I volunteered to make a tiara for my sister for her upcoming wedding. Yesterday I went on a little shopping trip to add to my bead supply and get a few extra things. Who knew that this…

was such a difficult thing to find. I have removed the white headband so I am working with just the comb. Next, starting to build the wire “crown”.

My bead collection for this project is mostly in the frosted/white/clear range, but I am adding purple and warm coppery amber to the mix for the base so it has some color. Her flowers are all warm autumn colors and we, the bridesmaids, are in deep eggplant purple, so I am working with those colors in mind.

21September, 2007

one fish, two fish….

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…red fish, blue fish.
There was a thunderstorm last night and they say you should go to the basement if it’s hailing and stuff like that, so Lucy and I went to the basement and made these earrings. Can’t stop creating just because it’s raining!

20September, 2007


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Well, stitch me to the mainsail and throw me over! It be talk like a pirate day and I didn’t even know it! Methinks some pirate talk would have brought a little sparkle to me day.

19September, 2007

A Contest! Sewing Stories

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In celebration of discovering my new-old favorite sewing machine, I am going to give away one of these little ornaments…
(your prize will be made up special just for you, so the fabrics won’t match this photo exactly)

To enter, just leave a comment about your favorite sewing or crafting tool (sewing machine, thimble, scissors or humble seam ripper? You tell me!) I will randomly draw for a winner on September 24.

16September, 2007

I have a new love.

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And her name is Singer.

My sewing machine is ailing. It made a horrible strangled noise and quit this afternoon. I had just spent all of a couple of evenings cleaning the lint out, replacing the needle and all of that good stuff. To her credit, she had started to squeak, which is what made me think that I ought to do a good cleaning, so I did perhaps have a little warning. I don’t think the problem is anything I did while cleaning (or putting her back together) but I am afraid, judging by the amounts of lint I pulled out, that a big blob of yuck has jammed in some plastic gears someplace I can’t get to. This machine and I have a love/hate relationship. I spent a lot of money on her. She has a nifty thread cutter (which stopped working after about a year). She has a wonderful walking foot that makes me smile while making quilts and a buttonhole gizmo that works like a dream. She has an overlock stitch which is super nifty and dozens of fancy embroidery kinds of stitches (which sadly I use next to never). However, she also has a tendency to eat and/or tangle threads at the beginning of whatever you are working on, no matter what you do to prevent it (no, holding the ends doesn’t work). She also likes to eat fabric if you get too close to the edge and groan about too many layers of fabric. She is computerized and so you can’t get to or see anything. She is a Babylock QC700.

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