Making a Padded Tablet Case

I learned a lot of things not to do on this project. I’m making two for two of my grandsons and the second one will be much better so I hope one grandchild doesn’t get upset that his looks a little different. First, let me apologize for not taking photos of the first few steps.Continue reading “Making a Padded Tablet Case”

DIY Pin Cushion on a Canister

I had to stop all my projects to make a pin cushion. The pin cushion I was using was lopsided and hard so every time I pulled a pin out while I was sewing, I had to stop to wrestle with the pin cushion. It was seriously messing with my flow. Now, you would thinkContinue reading “DIY Pin Cushion on a Canister”

Making a Tiered Dress for Plus-Sized Women

So, I have this dress that I love because it is all flowy and makes me feel feminine. I found it in Arizona when my sugar plum and I went to celebrate his mom’s 80th birthday. Arizona, unlike Oregon, has tons of cute dresses everywhere. Oregon has things like flannels and hunting vests. I’m kidding…kinda.Continue reading “Making a Tiered Dress for Plus-Sized Women”

Rant about shopping for plus-sized clothing!

Shopping for a plus-sized dress can be a nightmare. It is easier to find cute styles for plus-sized women today than it was ten years ago but they are still expensive and the selection is limited. Let me share a not so pleasant experience from a few years ago when I needed a dress forContinue reading “Rant about shopping for plus-sized clothing!”

Steampunk Mixed Media Book Cover

When I say “mixed media”, I really mean it. This cover used chipboard, clay, metal pieces, plastic, foam sheets and more. I like Steampunk because I can use my imagination and found objects. A lot of the pieces on this cover came from an old microwave we had in our garage. I based my designContinue reading “Steampunk Mixed Media Book Cover”

Steampunk Face Mask

This is more of a show and tell than a how to because I think there are a lot of tutorials on how to sew a face mask. I have made hundreds of masks in different styles. I donated a bunch and sold some too. I just added some steampunk details to these. I triedContinue reading “Steampunk Face Mask”

Steampunk Faux Leather Arm Bracer

This should have been a snap to make but I ran into a few snags. Maybe by sharing them, others won’t make the same mistakes I did. This is part of my series on the Steampunk outfits I am making for Halloween for my boyfriend and me. The first thing I did was measure aroundContinue reading “Steampunk Faux Leather Arm Bracer”

Upcycling a Vest to Make it Steampunk (Edited)

Edited: I added some details. Read at the bottom of the page. I had so many plans for this vest but, like with a lot of my bright ideas, I had to change some of my ideas and adapt the design. Originally, I wanted to add lots of faux leather to it but I discoveredContinue reading “Upcycling a Vest to Make it Steampunk (Edited)”

How to make Steampunk Spats

This is my fourth post on my Steampunk series. After searching the internet for a pattern for spats and not finding anything I liked, I decided to make my own pattern. There was one pattern on etsy but there was no way I was going to spend $10.00 for something I had to print outContinue reading “How to make Steampunk Spats”