DIY Children’s Music and Airplanes

Doodletunes (Songs for kids)

Yes, you read that right. I have, on occasion, been known to DIY a song for my kids if the mood hits me. It doesn’t happen often and sometimes it takes a while to actually finish one. Why? Writing and recording music requires that there not be other sounds happening at the same time: a situation I […] Read more…

Adventures of a FAB Fabric Mailer: Part 2

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For those of you who read the first post on my DIY fabric mailer envelope, here is your update as promised! It made it! My lovely sister-in-law was gracious enough to email me some pictures of its condition when it arrived and it looks like it did really well. She said it had some pink markings […] Read more…

Fabric Mailer: Will it Get There? Let’s Find Out!

Notice there are two pockets: One between the outer and lining fabric which holds a piece of paper showing your mailing information and stamp, and the main pocket, which holds all the goodies you are mailing.

A few days ago I was at the post office with both of my children. Anybody who has small children knows that they are like little timers that are secretly set by someone else. You don’t know when they are going to go off. When you have an errand to run to somewhere “not that […] Read more…

Can You Feel the Tension?

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Caution: Very thinly disguised life lesson approaching. It finally happened. All this experimenting with different feet and needles, and the tension on my sewing machine was a hot mess last night as I began my new project. I remember being a music student in college and dealing with “technical” issues on my flute. My way […] Read more…

Oh, Those Nifty Knits!

I also didn't have fabric weights (note to self - get or make fabric weights) so this was tricky, but a little patience, and here are my back and front.

Learning to sew has been a series of discoveries for me. I have discovered that you don’t have to have a certain “type” of personality to want to sew. I have discovered that in some ways it is not nearly as hard as it looks and in others, it’s outrageously frustrating. I have discovered that […] Read more…

No Time For Blogging, either

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Well, I promised myself I wouldn’t become a “mommy” blogger. I said to myself, “I don’t want to write about my life, I want to live it!” and “I don’t have time to blog!” Well, now that’s doubly true. I don’t have time for this DIY nonsense and I definitely don’t have time to blog, […] Read more…

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