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My Daughter’s Christmas Gift

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If you haven’t noticed, I sew; a lot. Like almost every day. It is a great hobby. Not only do I keep myself busy and learning new techniques, but I make things!

Recently, I made a couple of gifts for Christmas. One for my hubby, which I will write about later. Today, I want to write about my gift for my daughter. She has for years wanted a 1940’s style peignoir. I don’t do marabou, but I do work with silk and lace. So I made her a surprise robe.

Here it is:

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Where Does Time Go?

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I can’t believe that it has been a month since I last posted! I am retired but that doesn’t mean that I am sitting in my rocker doing nothing. It seems that my time just flies by! I keep myself busy every day.

Since this isn’t actually a sewing blog, but more of my personal journal of what I like, and see, and do, I am just going to post my random stuff. Today, I am going to show that I have been expanding my sewing to include bag making.

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I Am Impressed!

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My new Motherlode of fabric
My new Motherlode of fabric

Sometimes I feel the need to┬átalk about stuff I buy. I do regularly buy stuff online like bra-making notions, tortillas, and other things that are difficult for me to find locally. I have found only one fabric store anywhere near my home: JoAnne’s Fabrics. No insult to them but I often feel overwhelmed when I shop there, in addition, I have found it difficult to find exactly what I want. For instance, I made (count them) FOUR trips to that store for black swimsuit spandex and still had to order it online from another company.

A few days ago, I ordered the fabric in the photo above from a new-to-me online vendor, Fabric Mart. Read the rest of this entry »