Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday Morning Inspiration/A Little Something Unexpected

Whew!, I have really been missing in action of late:/ All is good, just busy. It seems that it has been a year of needing to just be a bit quiet from time to time.

I'm sure that most of us have a box of pins that we rarely...if ever, wear. I came across the picture below...LOVED IT!!!, and it prompted me to start looking around for other unexpected ways to wear accessories.

Another sweet pin on a rolled up shirt cuff. Fabulous!

Another large pin on a cuff. Just a fun little something to catch the light as you move your arm. Such fun! 

I literally have a drawer full of scarves. I do wear them, but would like to use them more often. How about tying one around your wrist as a bracelet-like accent?   

Or, make it a little more special by adding a small circular piece. I'm sure something similar to this could be found in the jewelry section of your local craft store.

I love the unexpected tying of this scarf on the shoulder strap of the garment.

I thought this was especially fun. Just take 1 of those large accent rings, thread it on a scarf, and tie it around your neck. 

Here's another fun idea. Take a bangle bracelet out of your jewelry box and use it with a scarf. The beaded piece could be another ring, one of those beaded stretch rings would work great.

And finally, who would have thought??? Rather than button the collar of your shirt, use a pair of earrings. Ingenious!

All of these ideas are a perfect way to take garments that aren't really anything all that special, and push them over the top!

Hope your holiday season is going well, and that you aren't allowing yourselves to become too over stressed. 
Wishing you the loveliest of weeks!

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday Night Reflections

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Mascara To The Rescue!

I hope that all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a lovely holiday. It was rather quiet for us, but lovely nonetheless. I did take my annual Thanksgiving day hike with Berkley. It was such a gorgeous day. I posted this picture on Instagram, so if you've seen it, I apologize for the repeat. It's just such a lovely picture of Berkley. Such a regal looking little guy :) Too bad that I am in the picture :/ 

I've intended to do this post all last week, and well, it didn't happen. So, I am doing things a little backwards. I decided to go ahead and do this post today, and I'll do my recipe post tomorrow. It's a good one...at least I think so ;)

Back in September, I attended the Denver, Colorado American Sewing Guild annual sew-in. If you have never taken the time to attend a sew-in, by all means, ya gotta! It was 4 days of no guilt sewing, and I loved every minute of it. So much so that I plan to attend again next year! 

One of the ladies who attended had a little treat for us, mascara brushes. She collects mascara brushes, puts them in the dishwasher to wash out any leftover mascara, and then uses the brushes to clean the lint form her machines. Who would have thought?!!!     

The lint brush that came with my machine doesn't even begin to compare with the mascara brush. And too, when I use it, it flicks lint around more so than actually picking it up.

The mascara brush really picks up the lint.

And the handle on the brush allows you to easily hold the brush while you reach into tight spaces. 

I just love how the lint adhere's to the brush! The lint is easily removed from the brush, but you can also rinse the brush if it gets to caked with lint. Just be sure to allow it to dry completely before putting it back in your machine.  

I can be the WORST about cleaning lint out of my machines. But, no more. The mascara brush really makes it easy...and fun too!

As we all know, lint can really clog up a machine. So, wash out those mascara brushes, and put them to use. You will love it!!!

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