Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Arm Protectors...

Protect your arms while working in the garden ~ Threading My Way

Mr TMW asked if I would make him something to protect his arms, while he's clearing lantana from our block of land. He wears a long sleeved shirt, but the lantana still causes cuts and scratches. Here's how I quickly made him some arm protectors. They took just 5 minutes.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Grocery Bag Holder...

I try not to use plastic bags when I go shopping, but somehow or another I still end up accumulating them. Hopefully by now, most of them are biodegradable. So, much as I might prefer to pretend I don't have any, I do and I needed a better way to store them. They were shoved inside another plastic bag.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features ~ Gift Wrapping

As I'm trying to be organised this year (I can dream, can't I), this week's features are projects I love from the Gift Wrapping link party. They are all easy to make and inexpensive. Many of them are recycled projects, also.

Repurposed Sweater Sleeve Gift Bag by Susan, from Organized 31

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Photo Shoot Backgrounds...

Choosing Backgrounds for a Photo Shoot - what NOT to do ~ Threading My Way

I know next to nothing about photography and taking great photos. Sometimes, I'm lucky and I can fluke a good shot, but it's definitely a hit and miss process.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Scrappy Fabric Basket Tutorial...

Today I'm going to show you how to make your own Scrappy Fabric Basket, using small pieces of fabric from your stash. Measuring 6.5" x 4.5" x 4" (16.5cm x 11.5cm x 10cm), this handy sized basket is sturdy enough to stand up by itself. Let's get started with the tutorial.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Friday, 18 October 2013

Christmas Fabric Baskets...

Christmas Fabric Baskets ~ Threading My Way

I keep seeing the word Christmas being mentioned and I've actually just finished writing my first Christmas post... a guest post that I'll tell you more about next month. That means I've done some Christmas sewing and I feel SO, SO organised!!!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Darling Daisy Dress...

Darling Daisy Dress ~ pattern review Threading My Way
In August, I was lucky enough to win a copy of a PDF pattern for the Darling Daisy Dress, by Sew Like My Mom. Thanks, Mie, for hosting the give-away. You were right; it really is an easy project.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

How to Lengthen Kids' Jeans...

As kids grow, their clothes often become too short, whilst they fit everywhere else... simple solution; add extra length to extend the life of pants and jeans. Today's tutorial will show you how to easily add a band to the bottom of kids' jeans.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Shorts for Boys

Another two pairs of Mud Puddle Splashers made. They really are my go to PDF pattern for boys' shorts; such a quick and easy make. I've never timed myself sewing them, but they really don't take long.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Scary Sewing Stories...

Have you seen the Scary Sewing Stories over at Simple Simon and Co? If you'd like a laugh, have a read of this weekend's stories. They won't all make you laugh, however. Some are cringe worthy. 

One of the stories may, or may not, be mine...

... Pam

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features...

A far out quilt, added to the Quilting & Patchwork link party. This quilt has the 60s covered perfectly!!! I can't decide which parts I like the best... the cool hippie chick with her bell bottoms, the groovy combie van, or the outta sight love bug.

Let's Twist to the 60s Quilt by Daryl, from Patchouli Moon Studio

Friday, 4 October 2013

Holiday Memories Cushion...

Whenever my daughter and I holiday in South Australia, we spend some time visiting the Fleurieu Peninsula. Whatever the time of year, we love walking along the beautiful beaches. South Australia isn't just wineries, although we do like to visit those, too. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

What's Happening in October...

A quick heads up on some sewing related happenings in October...

The 2nd season of Refashion Runway has started over at The Renegade Seamstress. Sew along with your own refashions and vote for your favourites.

Hopeful ThreadsKristy, from Hopeful Threads, is teaming up with Dona, from Sewing Miles of Smiles, for Hats Off!.. a sew-along making hats for the patients Dona regularly cares for in her community. Hats can be sewn, crocheted or knitted and in any size from preemie to adult.