Jul 11, 2011

My Sewing Videos on About.com

I'm not sure if I told my readers on here but back in April I did some videos for About.com.
And.... here.... they.... are!!!!!

Videos #15-19.

  •                   How to Sew Leg Warmers
    How to Sew Leg Warmers
  •                   How to Sew a Circle Scarf
    How to Sew a Circle Scarf

    I had tons of fun doing these. I plan on doing more. But, I want to make you laugh. No stuffy old lady vids. I want to mix a little of comedy in them too.

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

    May 13, 2011

    A look inside Photo Post

    I LOVE MY STUDENTS!!!! See you in class!

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

    Apr 6, 2011

    Project Runway Casting

    I was contacted today by the casting director of Project Runway looking for people to do Season 9.
    I'm a casting director for Project Runway.  We are seeking
    fashion designers for our new season.  If you have any
    designers you'd like to recommend for the show, I'd love to
    hear your thoughts.  We get many submissions from fashion
    designers in New York and Los Angeles, but we are very
    interested in seeing points of view from designers all over the

    Submission information is on our website:

    Please feel free to forward this email.  Email with any

    Thanks so much!

    Jennifer Dickinson
    Project Runway casting
    Anyone want to do it? I would if I didn't have the job of being Mom but.. that comes first before anything. I couldn't leave my kids to do a show as much as I want to. Maybe in the future.

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

    Feb 23, 2011

    Like L2S on Facebook - Save on your next class

    Are you on Facebook?  Like L2S NOW and get $5 off your next 2hr lesson

    Leave a comment under the $5 off post. The next time you come to class and pay cash or check you will receive your discount.

    Feb 13, 2011

    Make it Work - MIA and Why

    Wow, I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted anything on this blog. There was a time when I would post 3-4 times a week and now I'm having a hard time just getting one a month on here. I think I figured out why things haven't been working for me as far as doing the blog post and oh yeah, I haven't sent out a newsletter at all this year too.

    So here's what hit me this week. Back in September I added 8hours of class time to the weekly schedule. Things have been hard with the kids needing this and that so I needed to work more. Except its killing me and I can't keep up with everything on my plate. Something has to give!

    Since I can't take any hours away from when the kids I have to drop some teaching hours. I'm not going to be doing Thursday morning classes anymore. I hope this new found time will allow me to play catch up with running my business. The sewing part is so much more fun than the running the business part. We do things we like the most so the other stuff has been pushed aside. The one thing that comes first is me being mom to my kids. In a few years they aren't going to need me as much and I'll have more time to teach.

    Since I have more people coming to my classes than read this blog I've kind of pushed this thing aside. There are so many things I want to share with my students as far as technique, where to find the good deals and just showcasing the students who fly with the art of sewing. Lets hope I can get better with doing the week in review because I know you all love seeing yourself at the sewing cave.

    If there was one thing I would wish for it would be time. It's the only thing we all have the same. You can't get any more or any less. We all share the same 24hrs in each day and how we spend those 24hrs determines what kind of life we live. I'm trying to live mine with lots of smiles, love and peace. If things don't work you have to change to make them work. This is where you will find success in every aspect of your life. The end results is to enjoy all your moments!

    Hope to be back here real soon to share more..... Lets see if my plan works :)

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

    Jan 10, 2011

    SEW Your Prom Gown - WIN 50K - 2011 Prom Contest at Joann.com

    STARTING TODAY!!! You have just as good of chance as any other! You can't win unless you try!

    Lets get started. Bring your drawings to class and we'll figure out how to bring it to life together with you sewing it during class!

    Here's some of the details of the contest

    Prize Details
    $50,000 Grand Prize, $5,000 2nd Prize, and $2,500 3rd Prize.
    Contest Instructions
    Teens! Make Your Own Prom Outfit & Enter to Win! Own Your Look – Make your own prom outfit, including an accessory, with fabric and other products from Jo-Ann. Own Your Future – Enter to win cash for college, funds for your future, dollars for your dreams in the Jo-Ann Own Your Look 2011 Prom Contest. Winning entries are chosen for originality, level of detail and workmanship. Open to student ages 14-19. Void in Maryland and Vermont. Contest begins January 9, 2011 and ends June 15, 2011. ENTER ONLINE NOW > View the 2010 Prom Contest entries and winners here Start your dress by shopping Joann.com for Special Occasion fabrics

    Prize Eligibility
    Only persons residing in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming who are between 14 and 19 years of age can enter.
    Contest Starts
    January 09, 2011 @ 12:01 am (EST)
    Contest Ends
    June 15, 2011 @ 11:59 pm (EDT)
    Need more Details?


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

    Jan 7, 2011

    What I've been sewing - New baby on the way

    My niece is having a baby girl. Raylee is due to arrive on the 24. She is naming her baby after her mom and dad. Dad's middle name is Ray and Moms is Lee. How cute is that?

    In November I started sewing baby clothes. I made 8 outfits, blanket, a sling and something to carry the baby home in.

    I used a lot of scrap fabric only 2 patterns that I kind of altered a little. I started with the little dresses in brown and pink and the cupcake and candy. Then used the same fabric to make a little jumper. Being a mom I added a lot of snaps in the inseam when they wanted me to make a seam for easy diaper changes. Yes, it took me forever to sew those dang snaps in everything!


     I made this pattern myself using another pattern to get the size right for a little baby. I know how to patternmake but I don't do it that often because It's all been done before. I use other patterns to change things up. I made these little outfits reversible add snaps to the shoulders.

     After I made these outfits I got a request to make a colts outfit to bring the baby home in. I bought a t-shirt but couldn't find one for a newborn so I did a center back seam. I did the same with the pants. Bought a pair and took them in at the side seams. I ordered the fabric from NFL.com and added it to the bottom of the shirt and pants. And since it's going to be freezing when she brings the baby home I made a little thing to bring the baby home in and used the extra Colts fabric to line it.

    I've already posted this on the blog. I made a sling for her to carry the baby. Yeah, the peace signs are upside down! Even when you've been sewing forever you make mistakes. It was a late night when I made this so I wasn't using my brain too much and just wanted to get it done.

     The last thing I made her was a blanket. She's been showing what she's been doing to the baby's room on facebook. I knew she was using pink and brown to decorate. But, yeah.. I don't like making quilts. I'm like to sew garments and you can tell. This didn't come out that great but she liked it anyway.
    It was tons of fun to sew all of this for Casey and baby Raylee. I can't wait to see pictures with her wearing them.

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

    Jan 4, 2011

    2011 Start off Strong

    I have been such a slacker about doing this blog. I have so many good intentions but the hours and days roll past without anything getting posted on here. I use this blog to share what's going on at the girl cave and since I've been closed since before Christmas there hasn't been much going on. But now with the new year things have really picked up.

    Classes are filling up with new students who just got their sewing machines for Christmas. It always happens this time of year. If you're looking to learn how to use your new sewing machine you better sign up quick because the next couple of classes are already full.

    And the one post I've been wanting to put together, I have some great news about one of my students. Scott made it into Parsons! I want to show you all his beautiful things he made last year in class. And this is my reward, to see my students reach for the stars and grab one! Congratulations Scott! You're AMAZING!!!

    More real soon, I promise!!!

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