Sewing Notes and a bit of Swap news from Sharon

4 July 2008
Hello ladies. I hope everyone is having or will have a relaxing week-end with time to get all the little things done, as well as time to have a bit of fun with the family. I am trying to work out a few kinks in the pin cushion and water bottle swap-Wendy in the UK, would you please e-mail me, Sharon, at: cdetroyes at yahoo dot com.

I am going to give you a few more sewing blogs to visit as these are great for project ideas and just plain fun! Erin's blog, is a great read and has a lot of vintage ideas. If you need something fun to do read her "Secret Lives of Dresses"-they are great. Next up is one that has already been mentioned before- Sew Mamma Sew - they are chock-full of sewing ideas and tutorials. Nikki's site gives you ideas on recycling and refashioning clothing- look at some of the past posts too-fun ideas! Another site for sewing with retro or vintage patterns is Sew Retro, you can often find old patterns in the thrift stores or on line including this address. I also wish to mention the following, which has been mentioned in the comments too: Suzical there are plenty of sites to keep you busy there!! For some really lovely fashions and explanations (including how to make a quilt) this is a great site. The purl bee has not only sewing and crafting, but knitting too. For sewers who want to really go retro or recreate historical clothing there is Jenny's site, you can look at her patterns, see her "how tos" and even join her chat group-where you can ask questions to other seamstresses. Don't forget the Craftzine site for great ideas and how tos gathered from all over the world.

Next week I will give you quilting information and later in the summer I will touch on knitting and crochet. Have a great week-end and Happy 4th to all those in the US.


  1. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to check these sites out!


  2. Hi Rhonda,
    Still read your blog every day (must be over a year now). Taking baby steps to get to my idea of a simple life.
    Would it be possible to do a post on children/babies/stay at home mums? My husband and I are going to start trying for a baby in the next few weeks and i wondered as a mother yourself if you had any tips on having a baby but keeping away from the consumerism that goes with it! I don't want to end up with a house full of stuff we don't need and also we will be on a very tight budget so we cannot afford to waste money on useless things. Just a thought, keep up the good work. Stacey xxx


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