Project reviews

Pin-up Girls Bras Project Review

Shopping for bras can be frustrating. The size that fits well in one brand and style doesn’t fit well in another. Department stores and shopping centres have lower prices but don’t have well trained staff to help you find the best fitting, most flattering styles. Bra boutiques have knowledgeable staff but their bras are more …

Project reviews

Pin-up Girls Underwear Project Review

Does your significant other wear underwear? If so, he or she may appreciate some handmade pairs in their favourite style and color. Alternatively, matching underwear could be a special secret that your share. In this post I’m going to review the Pin-up Girls Underwear sewing project. I purchased my Pin-up Girls patterns from Bra-makers Supply. …

Business tips

Canadian Small Business Kit Book Review

In this post I review the fourth edition of the Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies. I started my business in 2016 and read this book in 2020. Even with a few years of experience under my belt, it found it quite insightful. The book is divided into five parts with between three and seven …

News

2020 Year In Review

2020 has been a historic year. In addition to the start of the covid-19 pandemic, there were the Australian Bush Fires, Black Lives Matters protests, Space-X’s successful launch of their Dragon Crew capsule to the International Space Station, and the 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helen’s eruption. In this post, I’m going to review …

Sewing tips

Mask Tips For Glasses Wearers

I wear glasses and many of my friends and family members do too. Now that we’re dealing with winter weather the issue of masks fogging is important to more people. Masks are mandatory in more indoor spaces than before so people who hadn’t worn masks previously are doing so. In my June 7, 2020 post …

Project reviews

DIY Cord Keeper Project Review

Got electronics? Got cords? Sometimes it’s difficult to tame those cords. Cord keepers help prevent tangles and color-coded cord keepers make it easier to find the cord you’re looking for. In this post I review the DIY Cord Keeper From Fabric Scraps by Tricia of Leafy Treetops Read the online tutorial here: DIY Cord Keeper …

Sewing tutorial

Burlap Lace Card Holder Tutorial

About a year ago, I stumbled upon the DIY Christmas Card Holder by Kristen Duke Photography. It’s an ingenious was to display greeting cards so I decided to make two of them. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find the materials that Kristen used in her tutorial, so I’ve had to improvise. In this post I …

Project reviews

Simple Clutch Project Review

Clutches are great bags for containing small objects. Their flat profiles make them especially easy to carry. In this post I review the Simple Clutch by ImazzPatterns Download the free tutorial here: Simple Clutch By ImazzPatterns Note this project is for personal use only. For the purposes of my review, I’m going to summarize the …

Sewing tutorial

DIY Hand Warmers Tutorial

Depending upon where you the live, the end of October may be cold enough for snow. A re-occurring theme in my childhood is wearing my Halloween costume over my snowsuit. Once it starts to get chilly a little extra warmth is appreciated. I was inspired to create a diy hand warmer tutorial after reading Little …