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2018 Winter Games–Costumes & Revelry We’re in the throes of Olympics fever with ever-present goosebumps as we watch the events unfold each day. The athletes’ backstories, the extravagant costumes, the audience reactions, the celebrations–it’s awe-inspiring. The hope, pride, joy (and … Continue reading
Project Runway All Stars Recap: Season 6, Episode 6: Thrown for a Loop by Betty Boop photos courtesy of mylifetime.com. This week, Betty Boop was the special guest. The designers were challenged by her to create a youthful, fashion-foward look that she’d … Continue reading
Winter Games–Snowsuit Fashion at its Finest I’m excited about the opening ceremony this Friday. I love watching as the teams from each country file into the stadium and fill it with color and personality. Usually the opening ceremony looks are … Continue reading
Project Runway All Stars S6, E5: Fashion’s New Superheroes photos courtesy of mylifetime.com. On this week’s Project Runway All-Stars, the designers had to celebrate woman’s inner superhero using words featured in Rodial’s HERO products as “super power” inspiration. Let me … Continue reading
Hosting the big game this weekend? What’s a girl to wear? There’s no need to don an oversized jersey or bulky sweatsuit. Take some cues from Tom Brady’s wife and look effortless yet pulled together with your team’s colors strategically … Continue reading
Take the Fear out of Sewing Fly-Front Zippers by Linda Reynolds Sewing a fly-front zipper seems intimidating. But, it’s actually one of the easiest zipper applications to sew, largely because much of the structural sewing is done behind the scenes on … Continue reading
Project Runway All Stars Season 6, Episode 4 Recap: Balls Out! photos courtesy of mylifetime.com Yay for unconventional challenges! They certainly make for entertaining television.
Project Runway All Stars Recap: Season 6, Episode 3: Perfect Pairings photos courtesy of mylifetime.com. Despite Alyssa telling us there would be no more team challenges this season, we start episode 3 with…a team challenge. The designers were tasked with creating … Continue reading
Project Runway All Stars Season 6, E 2: Damsels in Distress This week, the designers were tasked with creating a distressed look. They had to concoct a story for their model that included some sort of tragedy–a reason why her … Continue reading
Project Runway All Stars Season 6, Episode 1: Rookies vs Vets All Stars is BACK and I’m excited to see some of my favorite personalities from past seasons of Project Runway. photos courtesy of mylifetime.com. My top 3 from the … Continue reading
Let the HEALTHY stuff begin…again. What a drag it is to think about working out right after a gluttonous holiday. The stores are suddenly full of workout wear, TV infomercials are all about training equipment, the short food videos on … Continue reading
We hope you were able to get your handmade gifts sewn, wrapped and shipped in time this year. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy your friends and family, indulge in some great food and drink, and reflect on 2017. … Continue reading
Keep your kids busy during winter break with some fun easy sewing projects. The projects listed below are recommended for kids ages 8-12, and adult supervision is recommended! If your child is new to sewing, make sure to introduce him … Continue reading
Oh the joys of traveling during the holidays. It’s always more stressful than usual, with many more people fitting into trams, busses, rental car shuttles, carrying much more stuff.
We hope you’re on your way to having a handmade holiday! We thought these mini embroidery hoops made the cutest place cards, so we’ll be adding them as a little personal touch to our holiday tables. The package comes with … Continue reading
Sew a pair of pajama pants for each member of your family this holiday season! Holiday-themed jammies make cute photo ops for cards, but you can also use other fabric prints, including licensed fleece or flannels that have favorite sports … Continue reading