Want to make something out of that beautiful fabric you purchases on vacation, but don’t want to jack it up on the first go round? Take the pattern for a test drive by making a muslin.
You might be thinking - isn’t muslin that cheap fabric? Yes, but it’s also the name for a sample garment made from a cheap fabric - so it’s kinda like the “Aloha!” of the sewing world. You might be thinking “Why would I want to make something twice? Seriously - twice?” but it is much better to get it all correct and fit the item to your body (via dress form) than it is to chop up that pretty fabric and make a mistake. Still with me? Check out this video about how to make a muslin…
Nothing says bride more than a beautifully made gown - especially a beautifully made custom gown. Rawr.
Enter Joan Shum. Hot dang these dresses rock my socks off! The prices are a little “Good Holy Goodness!” but hey - a custom gown? Made just for you? To me, that’s priceless!
Houston has some hidden gems that make the heat, mosquitoes and humidity worth it...
1. The Houston Arboretum: Natural beauty, great trails and it’s FREE!
2. Cricket’sCreamery and Cafe: Gelato like you wouldn’t believe - and I’ve been to Italy!
3. The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Those dinos had had a special place in my heat ever since I was a kid. That place is magical. Except for the gift shop - that is evil. There are too many cool things and my wallet hates that place…
4. El Rey: Dang good food.
5: You. Seriously - you guys are the best!
Yep - this is a great city indeed; unlike Austin, you have to hunt for the unique and extraordinary, which I think is part of the fun! What’s your favorite part of Houston?
*Photo by Groovehouse
Hey Hey crafty peeps!
We have taken a hiatus from Crafting for a Cause for two months, but it’s back and better than ever! This month’s Crafting for a Cause will be a craft-a-long project - one that you can do at home using an easy tutorial. Crafting, pajamas and helping others? Sounds like the perfect Sunday to me!
The project for August will be to make Morsbags! Morsbags are perfect grocery totes - they’re made from recycled material (old bedsheets, duvet covers or tarps) and help the environment by taking one less plastic bag out of the rotation. Bags will be donated to local retirement communities and shelters to help the residents make their trips to the store brighter!
The Sew Crafty Pod has a goal of making 25 Morsbags in the month of August with your help! Send us a shout and let us know how many bags you would like to contribute, make the bags and then meet us up at Sew Crafty anytime. We will even have a celebration later this month that the bag angels can attend - expect prizes, cupcakes and good old fashioned crafty fun!
For downloadable tutorials on how to make Morsbags, visit their website and click on “make one.”
I love robots. It’s no secret! So when I found this seller’s amazing metal peeps, I did a little dance.