I found an easy way to keep those threads under control. I had some Glad Press 'n Seal and cut in into 1" x 6" strips and wrapped the spools. I say that they had a bad hair day and I gave them a hairnet!
|Sticky plastic wrap which NEVER has been in my kitchen|
|Blue threads wrapped with self-sticking Press 'n Seal|
And patterns? Well, I get paid to write patterns for quilts so I never use other people's patterns. But when it comes to jammies for my grandsons, I have to use those tissue patterns, don't you?
But what's happened to the price of patterns over the years? I have sewn for almost 50 years and I can remember buying Simplicity, McCall's and Butterick patterns for maybe $1.25. Can you see the price on this pattern? Of course, I got it on sale, but that's rather steep. Even that little dinosaur is checking it out!
|Today's pattern prices would drive me to shop for kids' jammies!|
|Flannel dinosaur pjs, fabric by Benartex|
|Probably 20 years old, but it's uncut and I can't wait to make pjs for oldest grandson|
What do you think? This way Eva can know where to put her utensils and then on the back she can learn her letters so she knows how to spell knife, fork and spoon, right?
|Lavender background fabric with a fun printed plate|
|Perfect backing fabric|
Hope you have a good weekend. I'm going to reveal details about my 2016 Block of the Month this next week so you can be prepared!