A Gift of Pillowcases

Are you looking for a gift that’s  personal without being intimate,  economical without being cheap, and you can make in about the same amount of time as shopping for something else. Make pillowcases as Christmas gifts.  They are appropriate presents for anyone who has a bed.  AND If you choose a fabric that reflects the recipient’s interests, they will love them and your ingenuity.

Continue reading QUICK PILLOWCASES

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Several people have saved this pin from my Pintrest board,  From that I am guessing that many have the same support and containment problems with commercially available bras that I do.

Cheap bras and expensive bras all have the same deficiency in my unusual size.  Little or no  support on the sides makes me look saggy and older.  If I find some side support, it feels like the iron maiden lined with sand burrs.  So I have been trying draw a bra pattern that is both comfortable and supportive.  Stay tuned, and I will keep you up to date on what I learn.

NEXT bra project–>


When I wore dark business suits to work every day, I grew tired of poorly fitting shirts that wrinkled  like a raisin by the time I got to work.  Especially after spending a great deal of time starching and ironing them.

Sometime around mid-morning too, I began looking like a deflated balloon because I couldn’t keep their tails tucked in.  Too long, too wide through the middle, and slightly off grain… I figured I could do better. Continue reading SEWN SHIRTS for WORK


Well now you have a covered chair with tails.  All you need to do is finish the raw edges of those tails and fold them to the back.  Any fastener will do to keep them together. Continue reading CHAIR COVER PART 6: Red Wrap Up