Sewing

It Seems Counter-intuitive

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I have been a seamstress sewist person who sews stuff, for many, many years. In the early Seventies, my kids wore fancy hour glass shaped flannel diapers that I made. Over the years, I have made sundresses, party dresses, Communion clothes, little boy vests, ties, drapes, a Prom dress, all kinds of things.

The One Thing that intimidated me was making a bra. Read the rest of this entry »

When The Cows Come Home

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I am a frugal woman. I have even been called a cheapskate by a man trying to sell me a timeshare. I am very creative when it comes to looking at something and thinking “what else can I use this for?”. Our home is relatively small and I try to make things serve more than one purpose. Read the rest of this entry »

Pimp My Cart

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We live approximately a mile from our recreation center (read POOL!). A walkable distance unless it is in the 90’s and humid! It is just too short of a distance to use the car, so we acquired a very used golf cart from a former neighbor who was relocating to live with his son. It runs well and has decent batteries and tires, but the upholstery Read the rest of this entry »

How to make a Passport Cover

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Passport cover
Passport cover

Living in Baja has had an unexpected benefit for Mr. M and I. We have the opportunity and time to travel  more than we did before we moved here. Entry back in to the US, with the exception of the port of entry in San Diego (for which we have a special Department of Homeland Security  pass), we need our US  passports. Read the rest of this entry »