Dec 1, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 12/01/2009



This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading.




About People:
Tailor-Made Sewing opened in 1995
The Victoria Advocate
Wed, 25 Nov 2009
Editor's note: Your Money, Your Business showcases small businesses. If you have a small business or know of an interesting one, please let us know. See the end of this feature for submission information.


Giraffes fill tall order for kids at Children's Hospital
The Fresno Bee
Wed, 25 Nov 2009
About two years ago, Doris Rice dug out an old Butterick sewing pattern for a stuffed giraffe and made two of the huggable toys for her new great-grandchildren.


Handmade aprons are functional, fashionable
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Thu, 26 2009
Though Elaine Richie has vivid memories of her mother and grandmother wearing aprons while cooking, she didn't start wearing one until four years ago when she began designing and sewing them for friends and family.


Expressing herself
Sidney Herald
Fri, 27 Nov 2009
When Jewel Wolk, Cut Bank, quilts, it's more than sewing fabric together to create a piece of art. Itâs about the stories they tell.


Reese's Pieces: Kitty Reese screen-prints designs with a âHolly Hobbie Country Rainbow Brite on crackâ aesthetic
Lawrence Journal-World
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 19:34 PM PST
Kitty Reese calls for her fluffy white pet rabbit thatâs hopping around her in-house sewing studio. Candy-colored fabric sits in piles, with drawings of woodland creatures hung on the walls. Itâs like some kind of Snow White scenario with Reese as the Disney damsel...


Homemade Holiday Gifts
KQCD-TV Dickinson
Sat, 28 Nov 2009
It`s probably fair to say we all have a family member or two or three that quilt, and when you wonder where they are, you can head to their sewing room to find them working intently, trying to put that perfect quilt together.


Recession Diary: Staycation!
UPI
Sun, 29 Nov 2009
By HARRIET ROBBINS OST My friend from Texas set forth her plan: She would pay for both of our admissions and classes at the big quilt and sewing fair in the Chicago area in November and I, in turn, would drive her from and to the airport, provide room and board at my house, and pack sack lunches and dinners.


Show displays local crafts
Albany Democrat-Herald
Mon, 30 Nov 2009
Linn Armstrong of Lebanon is one of the lucky ones who gets tocombine her passion for sewing and cooking and make money atit.


About Businesses:
S. Knoxville company wins $15+ million Army parka contract
WVLT-TV Knoxville
Mon, 30 Nov 2009
A
Knoxville apparel and sewing company has won a $15.395 million contract to make parkas for the military.

Giving Back:
Loan officer spends 11 months on 100 stockings for needy
Bangor Daily News
Mon, 23 Nov 2009
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine -- After a busy day in the banking industry, Lilly Weatherbee, 51, unwinds by closeting herself in her small sewing room where her thoughts shift to those people less fortunate.


Buying a pair of mittens gives aid to people in need
The Daily Universe
Sun, 29 Nov 2009
Buy a pair of mittens and help someone in need. The family and consumer science student club, Cougar FACS, is holding a fundraiser to help raise money for children in
Kenya as well as a local womenâs shelter. The club will be sewing mittens and selling them on campus. âWe are hoping to sew at least 100 pairs,â said Ashley Wright, a senior from Richmond, Wash., majoring in family and consumer ...
 
How To:
Make a Wine Tote Out of Your Old Clothes [DIY]
Lifehacker
Sat, 21 Nov 2009
Have an old t-shirt or skirt lying around? With little more than a pair of scissors and a sewing machine
, you can turn your old clothes into a nifty wine tote for that bottle of Merlot you're giving...

Sewing Instructions for 15 Inch doll Dresses
BellaOnline Sat, 28 Nov 2009
Here are the sewing instructions for the 15 inch Bitty Baby doll dress. This is a rather simple dress to make and can be easily embellished with ribbon or lace.



Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,
Cindy