Dec 27, 2010

14hrs of Sewing Class Special $135


Have you had the desire to learn the art of sewing? Is it your New Years Resolution to learn to sew? Now's the time to sign up for lessons!

Learn how to use your sewing machine or one of mine, Learn how to cut your project of choice and learn to sew your projects and sewing techniques during 10 hours of sewing class (Package Deal). ALL FOR ONLY $135.00!!  It's a great deal! 14hrs of class for less then $10 an hour.

Make your own schedule to fit your busy schedule.

Give yourself the gift of sewing for the new year. Sign up to the Package Deal TODAY!
This offer will end on December 31, 2010 at midnight so HURRY.

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

Dec 26, 2010

The Best Gift Ever! The end of Christmas 2010

Have you missed me? I sure have missed posting on here. I have so many good ideas for post but found myself with no time the past few weeks to post anything. So stay tuned this week for my sewing, students sewing and some really good news from one of my students! But first I want to give you this.

I don't know why we do this to ourselves but things have to be a certain way during the holidays. All the gift giving homemade and bought, the food, the decorating, the running around while doing all the other things that already have your plate overflowing. The past week I was a crazy person trying to make everything just so for my kids. I am so happy it's over! There are so many high expectations with many disappointments. The older the kids get the more money their presents which means there's only a couple of presents under the tree. And the more they want the store bought presents and not the hand made ones. I don't know why we teach our kids that this is the way it "has" to be during Christmas.

Last night, I sat and thought about how I spent my day with my family. I thought about my students because so many of them are important to me I care about them very much. And I thought about the people who've opened my door lately and their stories...... so many different stories. Many a year of fighting to stay alive. We're all so different as humans, our walk through life. So many wants and needs. There's one thing we all have the same though, Love. The desire to give and receive Love. It's our souls desire. It's what we've all been blessed with. The most precious gift you can give someone is love. The best gift you can give yourself is Love. Love for everything that fills your life.


But there's a better gift than love. Your gift is... you're alive! Life isn't easy sometimes. The hardest things in life to do are the most rewarding.... but... YOUR ALIVE, your heart is beating and you're breathing the air. The most precious gift ever is your life! Fill it with love, smiles and laughter as much as you can. Give yourself the best gift ever because it's something that no one can give to you but yourself. It's your choice to love yourself enough to give you what you desire the most... it's your path to walk... walk it with a heart filled with love....

And in the end, we all must do the same things. But while we're here it's your choice to rejoice in this precious gift called LIFE! I hope you open your gift and handle it with care because it's so delicate! Carry around peace inside yourself and others will see. Fill your heart with love for yourself and others.. pass on what is inside you and know... LIFE IS A PRECIOUS GIFT!


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

Dec 12, 2010

I Love You More.....

The goodbyes were said for Elizabeth Edwards yesterday. Another soul full of love has left us. And as we look at how she lived her life she has much to teach us about love.

We all need to learn how precious life is and to fill it with as much love as possible before we must do what Elizabeth had to do, say goodbye to her children here to see her child on the other side.

Her daughter said yesterday the kids would always say to Elizabeth "I love you more!" Where Elizabeth would reply "No, I love you more!". The kids got to tell their mom yesterday they loved her more for the last time. I say this with my kids too. We argue back and forth who loves more but the bottom line is we are so filled with love for one another.

Elizabeth showed us how to live life with love a grace. We all have bad things that happen to us and it's our choice how we handle them. If we are going to embrace the bad things with love and grace or have it destroy our love. She filled herself with so much love she was able to make it through the bad things people did to her. We are all only responsible for ourselves. So fill yourself with grace and love and learn to love those who do bad things to you because in the end....

We should all Leave full of love.
"I've loved you in the best ways I've known how, All I ever really needed was you, your love, your presence, to make my life complete."  - Elizabeth writing a letter to her children.

RIP ELIZABETH!!! We see you shinning from here!!!

Dec 6, 2010

Holiday Gift SEWING Class - Sunglass Holder, Makeup Bag - TOMORROW!!!

Do you want make a very easy holiday gift?


Everyone uses SUNGLASSES! And if you don't wear makeup this little bag can be used for anything from carrying around your cell phone charger or anything small you don't want to go missing.

3 SEATS AVAILABLE  $25   6:30-8:30pm ENROLL ONLINE. If you've already paid for sewing hours you can use two of them on this class.

All you need is 1/2 yard of any fabric (1/4 of two different fabrics if you want your liner to be different color) (lightweight cotton works best) 1/4 yard of lightweight quilters batting and a 7" zipper.
 


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

Dec 5, 2010

Week in Review - Slowing Down in December

With Thanksgiving last weekend and December starting with the shopping season in full swing the classes were slow last week. Several reserved seats to classes but had to call and cancel either because of sickness (so many people are sick!) or because they just didn't have enough time to do all the things they needed to do to fit sewing into their schedule. Yes, life does have a way of getting in the way of letting us do the things we desire most.

 A couple student pictures from the week. 
The camera didn't make it out except for a couple of times during the week.




And a couple pictures of my sewing projects. I've been sewing things for my niece who is carrying around Raylee. Raylee will be arriving in January. I've had so much fun making a baby line of clothing for her and a few other things. After making a few baby clothes I was asked to make a Colts outfit to bring the baby home in. And since it's going to be cold when Ralylee get's here she needed something to keep her warm.
I have one more thing to make.. a blanket. Then I can mail it all off to Casey.





 Yes, we all make mistakes. It was a late night of sewing and I didn't realize it until I took this picture but the peace signs are upside down. Boohoo. I'm so leaving it like that and the liner (pic above) can be the outside.



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

Nov 28, 2010

Week in Review - Taking a Break Photo Post

Another look inside:  Since I'm still taking a break I'm not going to write a blog post for the week because I've been closed since Wednesday for the Thanksgiving weekend. I've spent many hours at the cave sewing my own projects but I can't show them to you just yet! More to come. Enjoy the look inside!

















Don't forget Wednesday I'm having a Holiday Gift Sewing Class starting with Tutu's and Capes for girls and boys. I'll post about this during the week.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!!!


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

Nov 21, 2010

SEW THANKFUL DISCOUNT - SAVE $20

I'm very thankful for what I've been given. One is passing on my knowledge with all my students and seeing what they do with it. Because I am so thankful I'm offering a big discount. Save $15 when you enroll to the package deal of sewing classes.

MORE GREAT NEWS! I'm not only offering this discount for cash and check payments but I'm going to wave the $5 fee when using your charge card. This means you can enroll online and save $20!!!

Let me know what date you want to start since you make your own schedule.
SEE YOU IN CLASS!!

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

Nov 17, 2010

A look inside Learn 2 Sew

A photo post...     See you in class!!!!











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

Nov 11, 2010

FAMILY of BROTHERS

 Family of Brothers
They join for many reasons
education, looking for better, to runaway
starting off alone
becoming a family of brothers

Doing the evil things of our world
thing we can't imagine
soul killing things
things most can't do

kill or be killed
fear, brave, together
survival in numbers
the family

Family of brothers so tight
they return to the madness
when they don't have to
only to save, to help their brothers
who are in the madness we create.

We ask them to do things we can't do
and they do it freely...
sometimes protecting
misusing their brave service by the kings.

THANKFUL I am for the Family of Brothers
God how we mess up their souls,
May they walk and rest in some kind of peace!

Thanks to all our Vets!

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

Nov 7, 2010

Taking a Break

I've decided not to put myself under pressure because I can't keep up with everything like writing blog post (I haven't written one since last week and usually I like to do a few a week) and getting out my November newsletter which isn't written yet. I've decided I don't HAVE to do them. When you feel like you HAVE to do things the pressure builds.

Since things have been so crazy for me lately and I need to slow down and enjoy life I've decided every few months I'm taking a few days to get away from everything. And that's what I'm doing the next few days. L2S will be closed until Thursday morning.  Mommy needs a break or she's just going to go nuts. So, off I go to recharge my soul for a few days.  I'll bb next week to do more post!

And FYI - if the fabric store freaks you out I'm doing a field trip to the fabric store on Friday at 7pm. Meet me either at the sewing studio or at Joann Fabrics 4700 Hollywood Blvd. There's a $10 fee for the field trip.

Have a great Sunday and see you in a few days!

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

Oct 31, 2010

Week in Review 10/31/10 - Ending October with Smiles

Wow, I have to say we had a lot of fun in October at the studio. The last week flew by with new and old students enjoying the process of their sewing adventures. And tonight we get to dress up and go trick or treating. I have to say I'm surprised each year. I always think I will get a lot of people making Halloween costumes but I only get a couple of students wanting to sew for the holiday. 


After tonight comes crunch time with Thanksgiving on its way and then Christmas/New Years. This year I'm going to do something a little different in a few sewing classes. I have some great gift ideas that can be made in a couple of hours. I'm going to be picking a few sewing classes and switching to gift sewing classes. Say tuned for the ideas and dates!


Now, Last week:
6 people attended the machine class. (and I have to tell you 4 ppl paid for the class and didn't show up- if this is you call me to reschedule. I'm surprised all the time how many pay for class and don't attend or call)
5 students came to cutting class with 3 ppl canceling to another date at the last minute
25 students attended sewing class with 6 ppl canceling or not showing up. (we all must be busy this time of year)

Friends Kathy and Luiza have been coming to class every Saturday for the past few weeks. Kathy has been coming to class for a while now on and off. I think these friends had a lot of fun together making these cute little dresses. They are both asymmetrical which you really cant see because their beautiful hair is hanging in the way. Kathy is wearing the green dress. It was from a Burda magazine pattern (which I so don't like tracing out burda patterns - it took us a whole class just to do that) And there was a mistake made with her dress. One side got with the wrong side and not right side so one side of the dress has the right side of the fabric and one has the wrong side of the fabric.  Yes there mistakes in cutting that you can't recover from.  This was Luiza's first sewing project. She used really hard fabric to work with but she used a lot of pins to hold the jersey fabric together. I can see both of them wearing these dresses together a lot! Good job girls. I can't wait to see you in class again and until then keep sewing at home. It's the only way you get better is to practice. 


Kristen is well on her way to a fashion career. She wants to go to school for design. So many students want to attend design school I think its wonderful and a great goal many of them can achieve if they just keep putting their ideas on paper and making them come to life. This is 4th sewing project. She's cutting out her next pattern, a handbag. I'll see you Tuesday night Kristen to start sewing your bag!


Lina attend the same class with Kristen but I don't have a picture of her little dress she's making. She's almost done so we'll have pictures next week. 


Elaina has been in a couple of times this week. She's been coming to class on and off for over a year now. She found this cute little skirt pattern online she wanted help with. She had everything cut but needed help with a few steps. I'll pictures for you the next time she comes in. 


I haven't seen Denise since the summer. She makes beautiful bows and likes to do a little sewing on the side. She had one of her friends buy a pattern and fabric. McCalls 5678. She made view B. A baby sling. Its funny how you can tell personality by the fabric people choose. As she made this she was thinking to herself how she would use different fabric. It's all personal preference. 

Ok, how sweet is this smile! Karen started the machine and cutting class with a couple of friends but can't find the time to hook up with them to attend the sewing class. She's come in a couple of times to make to some PJ's. Butterick 5434 View A and C (pants). She's finished the facing and installed her sleeves and side seams. There's not much to do to finish this then she can get started on her pants.

 I just love when Christina comes to class. She knows how to make sewing fun and brings many smiles to people around her. She's been trying to get her daughter to sew with her for a long time. She came to class with mom last week and decided sewing was fun. So they hit the fabric store, bought some fabric which they had tons of fun doing and came to class together on Saturday. She's making a blanket for her first project. She will be back for a machine and cutting class with Christina attending too because she's never taken those classes. (and really there isn't much I teach Christina she knows so much about sewing already!)

David attended Friday's class to make more scrubs. He made one for a Halloween prop he's using as decorations. I didn't take a picture but he said he would get me one. He really wasn't happy with the pattern style he was using. He had another scrub shirt he wanted to make so I showed him how he can make a pattern out of it. 

 Mercy is sitting behind Christina. Check out her smile! She's caught the sewing bug! She's sewing a lot on her own and is making some beautiful things all on her own. She is almost done making a little red jacket. She needed help with the front and back facing and buttonholes. We had trouble doing the buttonholes on her machine. It's a very good machine, electronic Kenmore. This machine usually makes very pretty button holes but at the point where we wanted to start the hole the fabric was getting caught in the machine and because the fabric is linen she didn't want to pull the one buttonhole that got messed up out. She has a couple things to do like finish the hem and sew the buttons.

I love love love the way Anna sews! She really takes her time and thinks about the process that shes doing. She sews in the moment and takes all that sewing has to teach her. She sews things beautifully! I can't find any flaws in her sewing. She came to class this week with a dress she made at home. She wanted to know how to do a blindhem and decided she would hand sew the hem. Yeah, sometimes its hard to get some machines to make a blind hem. But once you set it up right and you hold the fabric right you can do a pretty stitch.. but it takes time to learn and do. She started her next project, a skirt. She's working on the pleats in this picture. She is so precise on getting everything perfect while taking her time! I wanna sew like Anna LOL!

And me, I'm still working on the baby clothes collection for my niece. The only thing I have left to do is sew on all the snaps. I didn't have much time this week to do my own sewing and found myself making a stitch here and there in between students. I have to have these done the next couple of days because next weekend is her baby shower. She lives out of state so I have to mail them off.

I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween. Make many smiles for yourself! I have no idea what were doing yet. I'm kind of done making plans for my kids on events like this. They can decide for themselves what they want to do. She has a costume already. He doesn't so if he wants to go out we're going to have to be creative and come up with something around the house.. just like the good old days when I was a kid. My parents never got me costumes. We always had to come up with something we had around the house. He say's he doesn't want to go trick or treating but I'm sure as soon as the day moves on he will want to go.

I have room in most classes next week. The only class that is full so far is Saturday 3-5pm.
SEE YOU IN CLASS

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!

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