Costume Design

I’ve been working on designing a Rapunzel costume for my daughter from her drawing.  Skirt just needs the waistband and zipper.  Have to shorten the sleeves on the dress bodice.   A few pictures in progress.  It certainly was hard to draft the pattern.

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New Chair Covering

I finally, was able to get my sewing chair completely apart to recover it.  I’ve tried on several occasions and just ended up tucking and gluing.  Needless to say, they never stayed on well.  Since I had the entire chair apart I also spray painted the plastic parts.  I just love the new pink fabric which has mint green, yellow, and brown that match my sewing studio walls.

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I also recovered a cork-board and my sewing stool.



A few birds being auctioned for Mosquito NETS

Our United Methodist Women’s group is raising money to provide mosquito nets to prevent malaria in Africa.  All of the raised funds go to the group Nothing but NETS.   Ten dollars will provide one net.


I have made a few of my 60 day bird challenge pieces into small wall hangings. These will be auctioned in a silent auction on October 20th.   I am going to do a pre-auction for my 6 pieces.  Bidding starts at 5 dollars and goes up at dollar intervals.  If you are interested in bidding please email your bid and the number of the bird you are bidding on to   Each day I will post the highest bid amount.  I will send a reply to the first person with the high bid amount for the day.  Online bidding ends on October 18th at 10:00 pm.  If the top bid is $25 or less, bidding will continue off line Sunday afternoon at New Beginnings Methodist Church in Stanford.   Top bid over $25 on the 19th wins the quilt. You may pay by check or with Paypal.

Each bird quilt is approximately 5″ by 6″.  The back has triangle pockets sewn in to hold a dowel rod for easy hangin