28 December, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 27 - Win the 2011 Threads Magazine Archive DVD-ROM from Threads Magazine!
I have a sewing space set up in our basement utility room. No windows but I do have big closets to store everything. Only a few more years till our daughters are out on their own then I may get t…
26 December, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 24 - Win Sewing and DIY titles from STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books!
I’ve found some good buys on Amazon- especially books. For other supplies and notions I usually go to my local JoAnn’s or check out Fabric.com.
21 December, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 20 - Win an "OLFA Essentials PLUS" Gift Pack from OLFA! [U.S. Only]
This week I have been using my rotary cutter 8-10 times a day!!!
14 December, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 13 - Win a 5234PRW Project Runway™ Limited Edition Serger from Brother!
I learned to sew when I was a child by making Barbie doll clothes. I learned early on by making mistakes such as making a jumper from corduroy and having two different shades because I didn’t pay …
6 December, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 6 - Win the BERNINA Holiday Gift Basket!
I haven’t taken a class in a long time. The only ones locally are very basic. I have learned alot from the internet , magazines and books.
10 July, 2011
karenadd favorited the pattern Coffee Date Dress- multisize sample!
karenadd favorited the pattern Hope Wrap Dress
28 April, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Comment to Win Sewing Patterns from Amy Butler!
I like the Lotus and Liverpool patterns. They look like garments my daughters would wear and that I would make for them.
30 March, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Comment To Win: ReSew
I’ve refashioned skirts( from dresses) and shoes. My teenage fashionista daughters are always giving me ideas of things they like. Now if I could only get them to sew….. This book might be t…
28 March, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Comment to Win a Brother Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 Sewing Machine
I would use it to fashion a fabulous dress for my niece’s wedding in June. I also quilt, do alterations, make baptismal banners for church, home-dec projects,skirts and dresses for my teenage daug…
26 March, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Comment to Win 'Pure Elements' Fabric from Art Gallery!
I think skirts would be lovely for spring.
18 March, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Comment to Win with Snoozer Loser!
My favorite is fall, but this year I am especially happy to see the start of spring!!
15 March, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Mother of Pearl Buttons: A Uniquely American Triumph
I have many of my grandmother’s buttons and they include lots of beautiful MOP. One of my favorite treasures is a muslin heart covered with buttons that my youngest daughter made me for Mother’s D…
23 February, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Comment to Win a Copy of Wendy Mullin's New Book, "Built by Wendy Coats and Jackets"!
I’m wanting a short trench type coat in a solid bright color( maybe leaf green or turquoise) with a print lining and lots of pockets.
22 February, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Making Button Rings + Comment to Win a Copy of "Button Ware"!
I have buttons from my grandmother, mother and mother-in law. I mostly use them on clothing. My favorite button item is a pin my daughter made me when she was in first grade.
9 February, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Comment to Win with Mark Cesarik and Free Spirit Fabric!
Definitely a skirt and then a purse or tote.
30 January, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Sewing with SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show: Reviving Vintage Garments with the Girls from Some Odd Rubies
I prefer to make my garments from scratch. Love picking out the pattern, fabric and making it my own. I get lots of great ideas from seeing how others repurpose, but I usually can’t find any exis…
25 January, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Comment to Win Robert Kaufman Fabrics!
Probably tote bags or quilts or skirts for my daughters or….
karenadd commented on the article Get to Know Nancy Zieman and Comment to Win Her New Book, Nancy's 101 Favorite Notions!
I would have to say the most used notion in my sewing room is my magnetic pin cushion. It is so handy when i drop my pins. I also really like my applique scissors.
11 January, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Sewing with SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show: A Great New Way to Upcycle Your T-Shirts!
I have used plastic bags cut into strips to crochet small rugs. They’re especially good to throw in the camper and are easily cleaned. Also love felting old wool sweaters and using them for tote b…
2 January, 2011
karenadd commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 31 Win Three Sewing Books + Copies of Stitch Magazine from Interweave!
the sewing machine is my favorite
31 December, 2010
karenadd commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 30 Win a Sulky Thread Assortment!
I learned to sew by making Barbie clothes in elementary school. I also had " formal" training in Jr. high school.