Sewing

Cheryl Ellex

As summer winds down and reveals nature’s bountiful harvest, the last of outdoor seasonal gatherings are celebrated. The blistering heat of summer temps will wind down and mellow into the still warm but cooler days of autumn. Time to gather for seasonal festivities sharing good food and good times.

Cheryl Ellex

As one season winds down and another is just around the corner, what to wear for the entire day can often start out as a morning closet exploration. What will be appropriate clothing from morning to evening? Consider sewing an easy transitional outfit.

Cheryl Ellex

Summer is gratefully winding down in the Northern Hemisphere leaving behind scorching record-breaking temperatures. Cooler weather is tantalizingly around the corner. Time to gather fabric perfect for autumn and to sew a few treasures.

Cheryl Ellex

Fabric toppers for Mason-style canning jars, popular when giving home preserved fruits and veggies as gifts, can be ornately hand-embroidered, delicately draped with an antique hankie or a simple cut square or circle of fabric. Easy to make, the fanciful fabric bonnets are a finishing touch.

Cheryl Ellex

It is the long-lasting durability of denim jeans that makes them perfect to reutilize or remake into just about anything. Deconstruct those jeans into useable flat panels, separating back pockets, belt loops, factory hems and waistbands to be reassembled into useable, worthy and functional items.

Cheryl Ellex

Back to school/off to college/Labor Day, and end of summer are upon us so can thoughts of Halloween costumes/cool days of autumn/Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas decorations be far behind? How quickly time can feel in its passing. How to make time to sew?