Apr 30, 2009

Friday Night Special Classes at Learn 2 Sew

Just like in life, I like to change things up on how I run my classes. I've been a little slow since I moved my business on Friday afternoons. When something doesn't work - you change it.

I want to have fun teaching you how to sew very easy projects. Each Friday evening from 6:30 - 8:30pm I will be doing a project of the week. Starting on May 15 we will be sewing grocery bags, apron, pillows, t-shirt refashion, table settings (napkins, placemats, table runners), clothing refashion and an easy halter top for summer to start off things. I will be adding more classes for the summer soon.

Friday Night Special will be $25 to attend. You must enroll before the class begins. You can do this online. You also have to bring your own fabric and thread which is also listed where you enroll online. If you would like to buy fabric already cut and ready to sew I will have that available too. Price for the ready to sew projects will depend on the project.

Hope to see you Friday nights!
Until next time.
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,
Cindy

Apr 27, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive:

FIRST UP:

`Project Runway' back on air Aug. 20 on Lifetime
9 News Denver Wed, 22 Apr 2009 06:27 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Project Runway" finally has a date to reunite with fans after sewing up its legal battle: The show's sixth season will start Aug. 20.

At last, 'Project Runway' sheds the lawyers
San Diego Union-Tribune Fri, 24 Apr 2009 02:21 AM PDT
âProject Runwayâ finally has a date to reunite with fans after sewing up its legal battle: The show's sixth season will start Aug. 20. Lifetime, the new cable TV home for the designer-competition series, announced the season premiere along with a new companion series, âModels of the Runway.â

GREAT NEWS!! I CAN'T WAIT!!

MAKE SOME PLANS: Fabric Fair
Chambersburg Public Opinion Wed, 22 Apr 2009 10:41 AM PDT
Hosted by Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, April 29 through May 2, Norland Shopping Center, along U.S. 11 north of Chambersburg. For sale are sewing machines, fabrics and accessories; needlework yarns and supplies; dolls and supplies; antiques; patterns and more.


Helpful Sewing Tip Website adds a Stitchin' New Blog
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:01 AM PDT
Newly launched blog, Sewing-Startup-Blog.com is the latest entry from its namesake and parent site, Sewing-Startup.com. Recently site founder, June Woltmann, sat down to talk about how her website sews up the competition.


Seamstress creates clothing for customers' needs
Post-Tribune Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:26 AM PDT
MERRILLVILLE -- Unusual requests for her sewing services have put Cynthia Robinson-James in a good place. The Crown Point resident opened Cynthia J Designs, her first retail venture as a business owner, last fall. She designs clothes, does alterations and works with boutiques to create private-label apparel or accessories that are not mass-produced. Robinson-James said she started her business ...


Kalamazoo Chapter of American Sewing Guild creates healing threads for soldiers
The Kalamazoo Gazette Mon, 20 Apr 2009 07:58 AM PDT
KALAMAZOO -- A local sewing group gathered this past weekend at Second Reformed Church in Kalamazoo to work on projects that will bring comfort to wounded veterans.

Research and Markets: Women's and Girls' Cut and Sew Suit, Coat, Tailored Jacket, and Skirt Industry in the US - ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Mon, 20 Apr 2009 07:58 AM PDT
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Women's and Girls' Cut and Sew Suit, Coat, Tailored Jacket, and Skirt Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its Foreign Trade [2009 Edition ]" to their offering.


Patchwork sows value of giving
Helena Independent Record Mon, 20 Apr 2009 00:13 AM PDT
Eight-year-old Katie Perrigo is proud that she helped to sew a quilt for a child in need.

Brown nails 3 to sew up Extravaganza victory
McHenry County Sports Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:26 PM PDT
HEBRON â Time was not on Derek Brownâs side, but he figured the law of averages was.

APDM is Sew'd Out
The Kaleo Voice Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:23 PM PDT
"Sew'd Out" is a 2009 fashion show presented by the University of Hawai'i at M&257;noa's Apparel Product Design and Merchandising Program. "We have three categories that put designers out there, it stretches their imagination," said co-director and senior designer Alana Morton.

Artisans set up shop online
The Evening Sun Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:42 PM PDT
Boxes and bins line the shelves in a room at Alicia Hebert's Hanover home, labels marking what embellishments and other craft supplies lay within. Hebert used to sew in the basement, but now she comes to this room and works on her projects here after her 2-year-old daughter goes to bed.

A comforting endeavour
The North Bay Nugget Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:33 PM PDT
It's more than a love of sewing and quilting that brings the members of North Bay's Victoria Quilts together. It's the knowledge every quilt they complete will bring comfort to someone going through one of the roughest times of their lives -- cancer treatment.[...]


Trashy couture made by Jensen Beach designer caps off French benefit
Stuart News Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:56 AM PDT
Susanne LoPilato, who has been sewing since she was 7 years old, came up with the idea in an effort to support her two sisters who collect plastic bottle caps for a charity in France called Bouchons d'Amour, which means Caps of Love.

Glenwood Sewing Center keeps its customers in stitches
Glenwood Springs Post Independent Tue, 21 Apr 2009 17:19 PM PDT
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - The Glenwood Sewing Center has been around the block, so to speak. In business for more than 30 years, it has been in its current location in downtown Glenwood Springs since 1994.

Custom creations: Viera woman designs dresses
Florida Today Wed, 22 Apr 2009 06:11 AM PDT
Late one night when Karen McCree was toiling over her sewing machine, she noticed a flickering light outside the window of her home and thought someone was walking around outside with a flashlight.

Book Review: You Lucky Dog by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader and PhoDOGraphy by Kim Levin
Blogcritics.org Wed, 22 Apr 2009 03:08 AM PDT
A pair of books to celebrate your best friend. You Lucky Dog by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader is a collection of 30 craft projects to pamper your pooch. The wide variety of projects include toys, beds, clothing, and even safety gear, and focus on three different disciplines: knitting, crochet, and sewing. Tutorials for each discipline are included.âLil Buddy T-Shirtâ is a sewing...

A fashion blog leads to the Paris runway



CNN Money
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 03:17 AM PDT
One of the newest designers for surf and skate label RVCA doesn't have a design degree, many fashion internships on her resume or even a wealth of sewing experience. What she does have is a little unconventional: a Web site, featuring pictures of her daily outfits, that happens to draw more than a million hits a month.

Don't buy, do DIY
Independent Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:28 AM PDT
Last week, Geri Halliwell was spotted browsing the aisles in Homebase in North London. The curvy redhead was the second buxom lady to inject glamour to DIY this month. A few days previously, former FHM pin-up and presenter Kirstie Allsopp was on TV blowing glass, sewing a cushion cover and throwing a pot. Talk about girl power.


Fashion forward
Los Angeles Times Fri, 24 Apr 2009 11:00 AM PDT
After months of sketching and sewing, students at Otis College take their designs to the runway. The hoped-for outcome? A job. Davy Yang, 21, peers at the models sashaying down the Otis College runway in his carefully wrought designs -- an arresting yellow swimsuit that swirls on the hipbone with fabric trailing down the back, and a blue jumpsuit with an eye-catching rust-colored scarf -- ...



Sewing News that make you go HUH .... or How Strange...


14-year-old comes up with new way to sew up patients
The Florida Times-Union Thu, 23 Apr 2009 06:21 AM PDT
A Jacksonville researcher has developed a way of sewing up patients after hysterectomies that stands to reduce the risk of complications and simplify the tricky procedure for less-seasoned surgeons. read more


Hard-core green
The Philadelphia Inquirer Wed, 22 Apr 2009 08:30 AM PDT
Ultra-environmentalists use composting toilets. Sew cloth sanitary pads. Give up air travel. Shun plastic. Recycle everything - including the staple on a teabag. Their actions are beyond green. They are what some call dark green.



Teacher attacked by student back in class
Daily Herald Mon, 20 Apr 2009 22:23 PM PDT
Carolyn Gilbert's classes these days are in a state of controlled chaos. On April 2, her sewing and fashion merchandising students sponsored the biggest fashion show in Elgin Area School District U-46.



Budget battle looms
The Montana Standard Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:37 PM PDT
HELENA As the 2009 Legislature enters its final week, a huge policy chasm on money, schools and health care for kids splits the Senate and House and they have seven working days to sew things up.

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

Apr 24, 2009

The Other Family Business - CRK, Inc.

The art of cabinet making and woodworking has been in my husbands family for many generations. He's been doing it with his father since he was a child. He started working for the family business named Broward Millworks when I met him. He has been doing this for over 40 years.

THE OTHER FAMILY BUSINESS
CRK, INC.
Custom Remodeled Kitchens
In Business Since 1995

If you are in need of a new kitchen, furniture, wall units, crown molding my husband is a master at his art. Contact me at Learn2SewFlorida@yahoo.com and I'll put you in touch with him.












I've spent some time in my husbands shop making things. Believe it or not cabinet making and sewing are very similar in their construction concept. You have to do one step before you can do the other. And you want to make sure you finish your edges.

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

Sewing Classes at Learn 2 Sew

Sewing Classes And How They Work


DECIDE WHAT YOU LEARN, WHAT YOU MAKE and YOUR OWN SCHEDULE
Because of my small class sizes you can decide what you want to learn from how to use the sewing machine, how to sew using a pattern of your choice or how to alter clothing, install zippers, sew buttonholes. When other people in the class are working on different projects you have the opportunity to learn different things while you make your project at your own speed.

Start off by taking the 2 hour Sewing Machine Class if you don't know how to use a machine. Then take the 2 hour Cutting Class to learn how to cut out your project properly. After you cut out your project return to either the 2 hour or 4 hour Sewing Class to make your project of your choice. Most projects can be made in 6 - 8 hours from start to finish.

If you know how to use a sewing machine but need instruction in sewing you can skip the machine class and go right the cutting/sewing classes. If you only want to learn how to alter your clothing take a sewing time class. You decide how you want to learn from very basic to more advanced. You also make your own schedule to fit your lifestyle.

Take as many Sewing Classes as you want to sew different projects. Start off very basic by sewing easy projects or take it to a more advanced level by sewing projects with advanced techniques. I teach you what you want to learn. I also have a lot of ideas for sewing projects if you need help where to start.

You can also learn how to make "Ready to Sew" projects sold at the sewing center.


SMALL CLASS SIZES - ONLY 6 PEOPLE PER CLASS

Because we are all different on 3 levels (perfection, speed, how we gain knowledge) I let people embraces the level they're on. This is why I don't have everyone making the same project. When I have everyone sew the same project some people sew faster than others. One person will sew very slow and take a long time on the first step. Other people may sew a lot faster and ready for the next step. Sometimes people may go ahead 2 or 3 steps of another person. We all sew different - this is why you get to sew what you want. And it's more fun for you this way.

My goal for you the students is to get you comfortable enough to sew at home.

Click here to enroll to any sewing class online


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

Apr 23, 2009

Earth Day Project and Project Runway Returns!

First thing.... are you ready for it.....
'Project Runway' back on air Aug. 20 on Lifetime
The San Francisco Examiner Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:48 AM PDT
"Project Runway" finally has a date to reunite with fans after sewing up its legal battle: The show's sixth season will start Aug. 20. Lifetime, the new cable TV home for the designer-competition series, announced the season premiere along with a new companion series, "Models of the Runway."
So we have a few more months to wait but at least we know it's going to air. They'll have the next season ready for us before we finish watching this one. It's been a long time....

Next up - Earth day Extravaganza. My daughter had a school project. A recycle fashion show. Make anything you want only using recycled items. She made a Cocoa Krispies box skirt.

We cut up 2 inch strips of 4 boxes. Little one loves Cocoa Krispies so it didn't take us long to collect the boxes. we cut the top end of the corners off to make the waistline. She used tape to put it all together and to hold it together while she wore it. She added a white fringe on the bottom.

She also took in blue jeans recycled into a bag and a pencil holder made out of the pant legs. These were items we already had and one's I have my sewing camp kids sew if they choose.

The whole 3rd grade had a fashion show. All the students had to write what the announcer was to say about their recycled item.

We really treat everyday as Earth Day. It's kind of crazy we only have one day a year to "celebrate" taking care of the place which we live.

After spring break my classes are starting to get busy again. I had a few people attend the zipper demo last night. I showed how to install a zipper in a pillow, how to sew an invisible and a fly zipper and a few other way's to sew a zipper. I'm going to run this demonstration again the first week of June. I hope you can make it....

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

Apr 22, 2009

Troubleshooting your sewing machine


This post is for the very beginner in sewing who’s having problems getting their machine to work properly.




There are a few things you can do to make sure your machine is sewing right. I see problems like this all the time in my classes. Sometimes the beginner sewer doesn’t know what to do or how to make their machine sew again.



1. If you have loops of thread on the bottom side of your fabric this is usually a bobbin issue - make sure you wound your bobbin properly. After you put what thread you want on your bobbin use your finger and push the thread from top to bottom and bottom to top to see if you can move the thread on the bobbin. The right tension must be used to thread the bobbin or your machine will not sew properly for you. If the bobbin isn't wound properly you can put that bobbin on the spool holder of your machine and rewind the thread to a new bobbin. You don't have to waste the thread that isn't on the bobbin properly.




2. Make sure you install your bobbin properly in the machine. Most of the time when your machine will not sew for you it’s because there is a problem with the bobbin. If it has the right tension, make sure you have installed your bobbin the right way. If you’re not sure how to do this you will need to refer to your owner’s manual. The drop in bobbin is the easiest to install.



3. If the bobbin’s all OK the next thing to check is your top thread (the thread through the needle) usually when you thread your machine through the needle you start from the spool holder – bring the thread through the top and back of the machine – the thread comes down through the tension (for the top thread) – then bring the thread up around the take up lever (you can turn your hand wheel to bring up the take up lever) down to the top of the needle – thread your needle through the hole going front to back.

Another thing that could happen that you might miss and seams to happen to a lot of machines – sometimes the thread comes off the take up lever. Pull the thread all the way out and re thread the machine.



4. The thread keeps coming out of the needle. This is because you aren’t pulling enough thread out from the needle after you finish your stitch. You must pull 3 to 4 inches under your pressure foot and going to the back or when the needle moves up and down sometimes it will pull the thread out of the needle. Another thing that may cause this to happen is when you finish sewing your seam, you pull the project out to cut the thread with your scissors. If you don’t pull enough out or pull it too tight the tension of the thread will bounce back and come out of the needle.



5. Your machine is threaded right but still not sewing. It could be a tension issue with the top thread. When you thread your machine you want to make sure the pressure foot is in the up position to assure the thread goes through the tension properly. When you drop your pressure foot it causes the tension to close. Make sure the tension is open when threading. Now, when you travel with your sewing machine make sure you put your foot in the down position so you don’t hit the little button on the back that causes your foot to drop. I’ve had many people who bring their machines to class with missing pressure feet because they forget to drop the foot.

If the thread is going through the tension properly and it’s still not sewing try to move your tension wheel. If the stitch is loose turn the wheel to make it tighter and too tight turn it to make it loose. If you move the tension wheel and it’s still not sewing for you there is one last thing you can do.



6. Change your needle. You should change your needle every 4 – 6 projects. They get dull and cause the machine not to work. Also depending on the fabric you need a special needle from ball point to sharp. Light weight fabric uses a smaller needle (smaller number) heavy weight fabric uses a bigger needle (bigger number). There are many places to learn about what kind of needle to use for what fabric you’re working with. Some but not all owners’ manuals have a chart to help you.

After doing all of this and your machine still aren’t working for you then you probably need to take it in for service. To assure you keep your machine in top working order you should service it yourself (take your brush and get all the lint out) ever 100 hours of use. I service my machines every 2 to 3 weeks.



I hope this helps if you’re having problems with your machine.



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


Apr 20, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

This is going to be a weekly series where I share with you the sewing articles I receive.

I try to educate myself on all kinds of things. I like to keep up with the new things that go on in the sewing world so I have any article with "sew" or "sewing" in them sent to me. I'm going to do a series where I pass along to you any article I find of interest.

This past week sewing news:

Art of Sewing Makes a Resurgence
KOLR - KSFX Ozarks Tue, 14 Apr 2009 13:46 PM PDT
(Springfield, MO) -- The nation's economy may need some mending, but in the meantime people are finding their own ways to stitch up their problems. As people go back to the basics in times of trying economic conditions, one industry is booming.

Quilt Studio Tour offers rare look behind the scenes
Anacortes American Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:20 AM PDT
People may envision a quilt guild as a circle of busy homemakers who steal an occasional hour to sew household items with friends, or perhaps a clique of retired ladies who have quilting bees whileâ¦


7 Fast steps to a fresh, fashionable pad
The News Journal Tue, 14 Apr 2009 23:51 PM PDT
We chatted with designer Chris Podsiad of Fidelio Design, who is giving classes at Stony Brook Sew & Vac in Wilmington, to get tips on how to spice up your room without emptying your wallet.


Burnsville based Sew Much Comfort earns national recognition
West St. Paul - Mendota Heights Sun-Current Tue, 14 Apr 2009 23:37 PM PDT
Like an assembly line reaching around the globe, thousands of nimble fingers are stitching all the time to make a difference.


Tailoring classes grow sew popular
Toronto Star Thu, 16 Apr 2009 01:36 AM PDT
Sewing classes are bursting at the seams across the GTA.

Starting up in a down economy
The Wichita Eagle Wed, 15 Apr 2009 23:10 PM PDT
In early 2002, Jim and Janeen Miller retired early from their jobs at the former Raytheon Aircraft Co. and started a business selling quilting supplies and sewing machines.

Britons turn to their sewing machines
Financial Times Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:02 AM PDT
Cash-strapped Britons are turning to their sewing machines and repairing worn clothes instead of discarding them, boosting retailersâ sales of trimmings, fabrics and knitting wools.

Giving comfort: Ministry with hand-sewn bears taking off
The Charleston Gazette Fri, 17 Apr 2009 16:59 PM PDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With her projects, Cathy Schrader brings comfort and hope, helps the economy and even eliminates waste from landfills.Although she never knew how to sew before, Schrader believes God led her into a project that requires lots of sewing....

At 35 years old, South Bend craft store thriving and hiring
WNDU 16 South Bend Fri, 17 Apr 2009 16:00 PM PDT
Ericaâs Craft and Sewing Center is celebrating 35 years in business. And as people look to save money and are learning to sew, business is strong.

From Laramie, with love
Laramie Boomerang Fri, 17 Apr 2009 20:45 PM PDT
The whirring of sewing machines emanated from down the hall. It was Tuesday, and that meant a group of dedicated women were busy working in the basement of Hunter Hall.

LIZ JONES: I'll make do with Seventies spirit, not posh gals sewing on buttons
Daily Mail Sat, 18 Apr 2009 18:53 PM PDT
LIZ JONES: I'll make do with Seventies spirit, not posh gals sewing on buttons

Woman's business leaves customers happily in stitches - with photo gallery
Livingston County Daily Press & Argus Sun, 19 Apr 2009 02:06 AM PDT
Correen Borst-Straub's creativity has included drawing, fine art and calligraphy, but it is sewing that captured her heart as a young girl and has flourished into an in-demand business.


MAKE SOME PLANS: Fabric Fair
Chambersburg Public Opinion Sat, 18 Apr 2009 23:11 PM PDT
Hosted by Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, April 29 through May 2, Norland Shopping Center, along U.S. 11 north of Chambersburg. For sale are sewing machines, fabrics and accessories; needlework yarns and supplies; dolls and supplies; antiques; patterns and more.


Old clippings take us back
The Journal-Standard Sun, 19 Apr 2009 04:15 AM PDT
Latest just in on âgarment factoryâ Pauline Mowder of Coffeyville, Kan., wrote with new information on the old photograph we recently ran of an industrial setting with women at sewing machines. We asked if anyone knew what the operation was, and where, to which we received ideas from close to a dozen replies. The following clinches the information supplied by a couple of those sources.


Artisans set up shop online
The Evening Sun Sun, 19 Apr 2009 06:46 AM PDT
Boxes and bins line the shelves in a room at Alicia Hebert's Hanover home, labels marking what embellishments and other craft supplies lay within. Hebert used to sew in the basement, but now she comes to this room and works on her projects here after her 2-year-old daughter goes to bed.


Budget battle looms
The Montana Standard Sun, 19 Apr 2009 01:32 AM PDT
HELENA As the 2009 Legislature enters its final week, a huge policy chasm on money, schools and health care for kids splits the Senate and House and they have seven working days to sew things up.


Stitch in time helps others
Royal Oak Daily Tribune Sun, 19 Apr 2009 03:17 AM PDT
Sewing group finishes quilt for Gilda's Club. The Red Coach Ladies can spin a yarn, literally, and some might say figuratively.


Creating comfort for cancer patients
The North Bay Nugget Sun, 19 Apr 2009 10:44 AM PDT
Itâs more than a love for sewing and quilting that brings the members of North Bayâs Victoriaâs Quilts together. Itâs the knowledge that every quilt they complete will bring comfort to someone going through one of the roughest times of their lives, cancer treatment.[...]


Her collection keeps her in Stitches
Brookings Daily Register Mon, 20 Apr 2009 01:27 AM PDT
"Notions ." Patty Kratochvil, owner of Threads of Memories Antique Mall in downtown Brookings, who has a collection of about 1,000 pieces, calls them "the condiments that they used to do sewing with."


Native American Bags And Pouches
BellaOnline Mon, 20 Apr 2009 06:08 AM PDT
For keeping their sewing articles, beads and other supplies handy and safe, they also made beautifully ornamented bags and pouches.


A comforting endeavour
The North Bay Nugget Mon, 20 Apr 2009 05:16 AM PDT
It's more than a love of sewing and quilting that brings the members of North Bay's Victoria Quilts together. It's the knowledge every quilt they complete will bring comfort to someone going through one of the roughest times of their lives -- cancer treatment.[...]


Articles that make you go "huh"

Lawmakers struggle for ways to salvage senior tax exemption
Denver Post Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:03 AM PDT
As lawmakers sew up the last of the $800 million hole in next year's budget, some are searching for ways to save a property-tax exemption for 154,000 Colorado seniors and pointing constituents to other programs.


Red mercury hoax sparks sewing machine frenzy
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:42 PM PDT
Saudi police are investigating the origins of a hoax that had hundreds of people believing that old sewing machines may bring fortune because they contained an elusive, and probably mythical, substance known as red mercury. UCLA gymnasts are peaking at the right time

Woman charged with smuggling drugs to inmates
ABC Montana Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:01 PM PDT
BUTTE - A Dillon woman is charged with supplying two jail inmates with drugs by sewing amphetamines into the waistbands of men's underwear. Shelby Lawrie pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony counts of distribution of dangerous drugs.


Los Angeles Times Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:49 PM PDT
The No. 7 Bruins enter the NCAA championships today in Lincoln, Neb., with confidence after sewing up the Pacific 10 Conference title. While reflecting on the youth movement that defined UCLA's gymnastics team, Coach Valorie Kondos Field paused before bursting out in laughter.


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

Apr 16, 2009

Reminder: Material World next week in Miami

I've told several people about this event at the Miami Convention Center. I just received an email from them and wanted to pass it along as a reminder.
MATERIAL WORLD & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS EVENT UPDATE
MATERIAL WORLD & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS -- JUST DAYS AWAY!
Don't miss the largest apparel, sourcing, fabric and technology event in the industry! Material World & Technology Solutions return to Miami Beach, April 21-23, 2009. Held at the beautiful Miami Beach Convention Center, located in the heart of South Beach, Material World & Technology Solutions will once again bring together an all inclusive industry event under one roof.

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Have you registered to attend the show? - It's FREE.
- if not, go to: http://www.expologic.com/registration/dsp_eventStart.cfm?eventID=274

. If you have already registered for the show, have you registered for the comprehensive educational opportunities?
- if not, go to:
http://www.expologic.com/registration/dsp_eventStart.cfm?eventID=274


Until next time...
enjoy your sewing moments,
Cindy

Apr 15, 2009

A couple of years ago...

This was fun to do. I'm finally getting around to posting it.


I have to laugh watching myself. I'm the recycle queen, always have been. And I never like seeing myself or hearing my voice so this was a big thing for me.

I'm actually working on doing something like it soon. Recycle queen for earth day. We need to not consume so much and learn to use what we have and make beautiful things out of what already surrounds us. I'll keep you posted.

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

Apr 14, 2009

Work is "SEW" much FUN!

This is going to be a very fast post.

I was driving to my class tonight and something hit me.

Most all of the sewing blog that I read people can't wait for the weekend so the have time to sew. I'm the opposite. I don't sew at home. I can't wait to come to work so I can fill my passion. There was a time when I hated going to work. I watched the clock pass until I could leave. Now I don't want to leave. I want to stay and sew....



My little slice of heaven.... Sewing is like my yoga. I can forget all my troubles and take myself away for as long as I want.

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

Apr 8, 2009

Do you need a Sewing Table?

I've had several people ask me if they know where they can get a sewing table/desk to buy for their use at home.

Most of the time people have to pull out their machines to use at the dinning room table. When they're done sewing they have to put everything away.

Some people know my husband is a finished carpenter/cabinet maker. He's very good with remodeling kitchens, running crown molding and base. Anything to do with finish word working. He's also made a lot of furniture. He's done doctors offices, library, government centers and work at the Miami International Airport. We are both self employed which means in this economy we have to work harder to put food on the table and pay the bills.

I put my husband to work last week. Together we designed a small sewing table to sell. It's small enough to fit in a corner of the room. It has casters (wheels) on one side. The table can easily be rolled around by lifting one side of the table and pushing it where you need it. It also has a couple of shelves for storage.

This is a beige color table. He can do it in other colors like white, black or wood grain. He can also special make something for you.

Right now we just have this one made.

The size
22" wide
48" long
30" high

Special orders can be made for other colors or if you have a special design you would like to have.

It will fit perfect in small spaces.

We are selling this for $175.00 if you're interested. Come by the sewing center or give me a call.

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