Archive for Sewing
Yes! The Telecrafting Teleseminar is next Wednesday, Dec. 16th at 4pm. Whoa–time flies–Christmas is just around the corner! What does that mean for you?
It means that if you’d like to make a gift or two this year, and you’d like some support in the way of carving out a structured time to get it done, then you’ll need to order a Glitter Decoupage Ornament kit soon soon soon, now (ish), so I can assemble it, pack it and ship it out so you get it in time for our Dec. 16th rendezvous. I’m excited.
So, if you want to participate in the free conference call, you’ll need to order by this Saturday morning EST at the very very latest.
(Of course, you can always order the kits right up til Christmas day and make them whenever you’d like.)
Everything gets sent out priority mail, so if you live on the West Coast and you’d like to join in on the call, it might be better to order today, so I can get it out to you by Friday.
If you’re still on the fence, click here to read a couple-three testimonials from happy ornament kit crafters. I’ve gotten the nicest emails and Facebook & Twitter feedback–everyone seems to be having a really good time.
If you have any questions, btw, that you need answered before you can buy, feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you asap.
Other Fun Stuff
Cool Drawing Warm Up/Loosening Up Exercise
I stumbled across this wonderful “artist warm up exercise” on Instructables.com and wanted to share. I think I’m going try this one out myself–it looks fun and is a great way to get jumpstarted. Click here to view. Read More→
The one thing that will empower you most with your sewing machine is getting comfortable changing your thread and threading your bobbin.
Once you realize it’s no big deal, it completely changes your relationship with your machine, because you’re no longer scared of it.
You don’t have to conquer all the basics of sewing to enjoy your machine. But if you stop dreading changing your thread, you’ll start using your sewing machine as a creative tool (yay!) and actually enjoy it. Big projects and small–white thread and black. You won’t care, because changing your thread is super easy.
So set your timer for 20 minutes , park yourself in front of your sewing machine and just try it. (Believe me, this is better than waiting to try it once you’re in the middle of a project that you care about, are in a giant hurry or both. And weirdly, those things always seem to go together…)
You’re Not Alone–Because I’m Here in Video Spirit!
To reduce the pain and suffering of this task, I’ve created a video (below) of how I thread my own machine, refill my bobbin, and draw up the bobbin thread. Maybe watch it a couple-three times before working with your machine. I hope it functions like a fabulous bravery pill that enables you to give yours a go. Read More→