Oliso Pro Smart Iron Review + Giveaway

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Like most of you out there, I love new toys and ones related to sewing or technology are my favorite. I think that's why I'm so excited to share this review with you, it contains the best of both worlds for me. Allow me to introduce my new Oliso Pro Smart Iron, she's a pretty pink beauty. For anyone not familiar with the Oliso brand, one of the first things you will notice is this iron sits … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Unpacking | Meet My Destiny II

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Things are about to be busy this week! As mentioned last week, I am part of the Love of Sewing Challenge with Baby Lock and today is sewing machine unpacking day. To say that I was a little excited when that big olde Fed Ex truck arrived at my house would be an understatement. Becuase let's face it, sometimes awesome things DO come in big packages! I could hardly contain my excitement and … [Read more...]

Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge

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Woo Hoo, I've been keeping a secret and today, it's time to spill the beans! I’m excited to announce that I am taking part in the Love of Sewing Challenge with Baby Lock and my week is just about to kick off! When Baby Lock issued the Love of Sewing Challenge and asked me to join the fun my mind starting swirling! What type of project would I make, how would I share it and more importantly, … [Read more...]

Creative Ironing Board Ideas for your Work Space

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While any seamstress will tell you that her sewing machine is her closest sewing buddy, many many will agree that a good iron is the best-kept secret to a professional finish. Whether you have a small or large space set aside for ironing, here's a look at some creative ways to set up your iron/ironing board to get the job done. Creative Ironing Board Ideas   Since space is always … [Read more...]

15 Inspiring Sewing Table Designs

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As a seamstress, quilter and maker of things, we need surface area more than the average Joe/Jane. That means a place other than the floor or dining room table, to cut fabric or sew, would be a dream come true. No matter the size of your space, or your budget there is an option for everyone with these 15 inspiring sewing table designs.  Inspiring Sewing Table Designs   So I say, it' … [Read more...]

Fabric Pile | Should You Stash or DeStash

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To stash or destash our fabric? That is the burning question on everyone's mind this time of year. I look at my insurmountable fabric stash, including scrap stash because let's face it, I love to save every little scrap, and wonder, "how did this happen again?".  Most creative types keep every last piece and that fabric pile builds up fast.   As crafters and sewers the main … [Read more...]

Clean Sewing Space – End 2016 Right

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It's the last few days of 2016 and boy oh boy do I need to clean my sewing space! Like many out there, all of the holiday sewing and creative chaos really took it's toll on my sewing studio. There are fabrics on the floor, scraps everywhere and the desk is a hot mess. To be fair, I kinda want to just shut the door and walk away because I don't know where to start first. So, I'm gonna tackle … [Read more...]

Vintage Sewing Machine Transformations

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A few months ago, I shared an amazing vintage sewing machine transformation on Facebook (the polka dot one at the end of this list), and boy did it get a response! I have 2 vintage beauties myself and would probably not have the courage to paint them without fear of retribution from my elders, ha! But, still, in a modern, artistic sort of way, these "redos" are amazingly creative, even awe … [Read more...]

Help! My Fabric Stash is Out of Hand

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Okay, so, you like fabric...a lot. So do I. The colors, the textures, the patterns can all be intoxicating, especially when we see those pretty projects created with the latest design release. So we buy, and then we buy some more. Coupon codes, discounts, super sales and the like make it super easy to stock up. Unfortunately, the reality is when our fabric stash get "out of hand", there aren't … [Read more...]