McCalls 6436 – A Second Kick At The Can

Hello all,

It’s October 18th and we had our first snowfall here in Southwestern Ontario.  It looked pretty coming down but this is waaaayy too early.  Thankfully, the ground is still too warm for it to stick around.  Here is a quick snap of the backyard as it fell this morning.

First Snowfall of 2015

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Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my fellow Canadians who are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, I wish you all the very best!  

Here is my dining room table, all ready for loved ones to gather.

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Sunday Power Sewing and Stash Busting – New Look 6838

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Down in my sewing room, I have three Rubbermaid totes full of fabric along with several bags of additional yardage piled on top, tucked in to drawers and hanging in closets.  Now, I know that some of you will read that and say “Pfft…what a Rookie!” however the disorganization of it is what is bothering me, more than the quantity.  I stopped myself from going out to buy an additional tote with the intent that I am going to figure out a better system.  Please feel free to let me know of any ideas you may have.

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Fast Friday – Fabricland Member Sale

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For those of you in Ontario who are Fabricland “Sewciety” Members, they are having a terrific sale right now which runs September 9-27.  It is an annual event and I have been keeping an eye out for it since the beginning of summer.

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McCalls 6436 – A Half Hearted Effort Equals a Mediocre Blouse

Well hello all,

What an unplanned and extended sewing hiatus that was!  I am so glad to be getting back into a sewing groove.

My very small sewing room is in a little carved out niche of our lower level.  It’s lovely and cool in the summer for sewing.  (A bit of a meat locker in the winter, but that is another story).

It is however, adjacent to where my son has built himself quite a man cave with his game consoles, my old computer desk and some even older sofas from my parents.  He is as happy as a clam which is wonderful, but in the summer when school is out, the sounds of the games and the gathering of his buddies had the effect of driving me out.

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Simply Dotty for McCalls 6563

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My local Fabricland was working through their annual inventory and had most everything on sale last week.  I have a bit of a soft spot for polka dots.  So when I spied two blouse weight rayon blends in cream and black, I knew straight away that they needed to come home with me.  Stand up and be counted?  Nay my spotted beauties, I’ll rescue you.

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McCalls 6750 – Palmer/Pletsch Sleeveless Blouse

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Have you ever hurried home after buying a new shade of lipstick, nail polish or other item only to try it on, step back and say “what on earth was I thinking?”

Meet seersucker plaid.

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I think I was having a Betty Draper, Mad Men moment when I spied the fabric in the store.  Truly, it looked so cute on the bolt and was on sale to boot.  How could I go wrong?  …far too easily it would seem.

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