Hello my dears,
I have been totally reorganizing my studio over the past couple of weeks and one of the things I need desperately was bookend. I have quite a few sewing, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, and drawing books on top of my cubby shelf and they have a bad habit of toppling over whenever I pull one book out.
Enter my bird tree bookend!
When I heard about the "sewalong" that Allie from alliemjackson.com, Rachel from makerstyle.ca, and Maddie from maddiemadethis.com were hosting, I decided I should absolutely participate. For the month of July, these lovely ladies are encouraging all sewists to make up a version of the Orla Dress which is a free pattern by Sarah of French Navy. You can read the official blog post here and find out all the details and how to win some gorgeous prizes! Today, I wanted to share a tutorial on how to do an FBA on the Orla dress. I will forewarn you, this is a picture/text heavy post.
Before I sewed up my Matilda dresses, I did a minor FBA to the flat pattern pieces. One of my dear readers expressed in interest in how I did it, so I decided to write out a proper blog post about it. It is extremely simple, but it worked out perfectly for me. Before going on to the tutorial I wanted to make a couple quick notes.
I have something a little special for you this week. I have wanted to start posting more tutorials and how-to's, and this is a good start. This is actually a mini-tutorial because when I was transferring the pictures from my phone to my computer, something went wrong and several of them were lost. Since this… Continue reading How to Cover a Cardboard Box with Scrapbook Paper
Today I have a little tutorial for you. My family uses homemade laundry detergent. I made it by myself for the first time today, so I thought I'd photograph the steps (it's absurdly simple) and share it with all of you, my lovely readers. You will need: 1 (3lb 7 oz) box of washing soda… Continue reading Tutorial: Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent