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The End of an Era – My Last Rainbow Pencil Rolls

Today marks the end of an era.  It has been 5 years since I decided to turn my love of all things handmade into more than just a hobby.   4 years ago I opened my first Etsy shop (now replaced by artisaninthewoods), filled it will all manner of sewn and quilted things, and waited…

Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Button by Machine

Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Button by Machine

  Sewing a button by hand is quick and easy.  But sewing buttons by machine is even quicker and easier, especially if you are already familiar with a sewing machine.  I don’t often use the machine when I’m just sewing on an odd button here and there.  But I always used the machine if I…

Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Button

Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Button

This is one of those basic sewing tasks that everyone should be able to do.  Seriously.  Everyone has had a button fall off at some point in their life and it only takes a minute or two to sew it back on, and no stellar sewing skills are required. Materials needle thread that is close…

My First Knitted Sweater! In Progress.

I am extremely blessed to have a wonderful second family.  My husband’s parents are almost as near and dear to me as my own, and we enjoy doing so many of the same things!  This week-end, my mother-in-law helped me start my very first knitted sweater.  Up to this point my knitting has consisted primarily…

Animal Hospital: How to Restore Lost Limbs

Animal Hospital: How to Restore Lost Limbs

Did you ever have a stuffed animal or plush toy who lost a limb?  We are big stuffie lovers at this house, and sometimes a precious stuffed friend just gets loved too much. But never fear!  A quick trip to the animal hospital (or sewing room) can have him all fixed up in no time!…

Sewing Basics: How to Hem Pants

Sewing Basics: How to Hem Pants

This is the second post in the Sewing Basics series.  Of all the things I get asked to do as a seamstress, this one probably tops the list.  Unless you are lucky enough to be a standard size, you have probably at some point purchased a pair of pants that were too long and required…

Capes for Kids

One of the joys of being able to sew is to share the things I have made for others.  Sometimes that is through gifts to friends and family, sometimes that is through selling items in my shop, and other times it is through donating handmade items to charitable organizations.  I love to think of my…

Sewing Basics: How to Hem Curtains

Sewing Basics: How to Hem Curtains

With the new year, new resolutions and goals, and many out there who received new sewing machines for Christmas, I thought it might be a good time to post some tutorials for sewing basics.  (And, of course, the huge pile of sewing projects sitting on my sewing table might have had something to do with…

Minion Madness

Happy New Year! It was a bit of a different Christmas holiday around here, with so many people out of power, but we still enjoyed many beautiful moments with family and friends. And, of course, there was time taken to make a few handmade gifts.  Although I did not take photos of everything I made,…

The most amazing plant discovery ever!

Last year I made the most amazing plant discovery ever.  Seriously.  This plant is a medicinal powerhouse.  Chew it or chop it up and apply it for immediate relief from bug bites, bee stings, nettle stings, and rashes.  Apply it to a deep sliver and it will actually pull it out of the skin.  It…

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