My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sarah's Simple Sewing Secrets.

The curse of having blue eyes.

OK, on to our next installment of Sewing for Beginners.

Now that we've sewn our pillow and removed all the pins, cut off the corners of the seam allowance. Making sure that you leave a small bit outside the sewn corner. Cutting off all this excess fabric at the corners will allow the corners of your pillow to be square and flat...otherwise all this fabric will bunch up and the corner won't look like a corner.

Next step is to turn the pillow right side out, through the un-sewn space between the hash marks.

Use either a small finger or a pencil to poke out the corners.

Next get some poly-fill stuffing and using about a handful at a time stuff your pillow. The firmer you stuff the less lumpy it will end up, however always make sure that you can close the opening on the sewing line. Don't forget to poke it down into those corners.

Have fun and we'll sew the last stitches next week.

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