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Sew Darn Craft...Week 67

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Sunday has arrived again and that starts another glorious week of Sew Darn Crafty. We all love to craft, cook, sew or spend time with our families. We also love to blog about it and share what we do with people. Sharing really is the backbone to blogging.

Sew Darn Crafty Linking party is another place to share what you do during the week on your blog. Link up all week long...whatever you'd like, as much as you'd like...because we LOVE to see what you've been up to!!


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If you're NEW to Sew Darn Crafty, then grab a cup of something tasty, sit back and join in on the fun (starts Sunday and lasts all week long here at Sew Many Ways).
If you want to add the button to your blog's side bar or your list of parties that you're in each week...Click HERE for a tutorial for adding a button



WHAT IS A LINKING PARTY...
I subscribe to a linking service, which provides the ability to link thumbnail pictures on my blog. The picture is a link that other bloggers pro…

Sew, Sew, Saturday...Fixing Waistband Gap

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Welcome to another Sew, Sew Saturday. Each Saturday I've tried to make an "appointment" with myself to get a little sewing in, especially if I couldn't squeeze any in during a busy work week.

You know I always extend an invitation for you to join me every week, so you can have a Sew Sew Saturday too.

Today, I thought I would share with you some of the "mending" I did last weekend. You know that pile of clothes that needs to be hemmed, button sewn on, taken in or let out. Well, I worked on a couple things last Sew Sew Saturday.

Here's a quick fix I wanted to share for that dreaded gap in women's jeans. You know the gap...that space that doesn't lay flat against your waist or hip. It kind of just flaps away from your body. My waistbands have to be big enough to fit over my hips, but once the pants are up, zipped and button there is that little "gap"

The first picture is the finished waistband...


See the 2 seams where I took a little tuck?


Clos…

Find a Friend Friday...

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Hi everyone! Thanks again for stopping by Find a Friend Friday. According to my stats each week, more and more wonderful friends are stopping by Sew Many Ways, so what a great place to link up your blog.

Not only will you find new and exciting blogs...friends will find your blog too!! There are millions of blogs out there, so let's start finding them.



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If you are new to Find a Friend Friday (FaFF), you are in for a treat! It's a simple linking party to add a link to your blog so friends, old and new, can stop by and visit.
It's great to share your blog with everyone, but it's also fun just to look around. Even if you don't have a blog, you can find a wealth of great people willing to share their talents. and another great blog to follow.
Tell your blogging friends about the linking party too and more will join in with us!
This is an easy one to participate in...you are just linking to your own blog. No projects to sew, no furniture to pain…

Thoughts on Thursday...

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Let's take another stroll down memory lane... 
My daughter Kelsie and I were watching a repeat episode of Mad Men and someone on the show sang "Hello My Baby..." Come on, sing it out loud in that voice. Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gal...
I told Kelsie that song was on a cartoon I watched when I was little. It was about a singing and dancing frog who only sang for one person. The man attempted to make money on the talented frog, but he only sang for him.
Do you remember that cartoon? If not, Click HERE for the link to the you tube video for a blast from the past.


What was your favorite cartoon when you were little?

Happy Thoughts,
~Karen~

No Reply...We All Might Be One

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Hello all my wonderful friends. I know what you're thinking...please, not another "No Reply" post. Sorry, but it is. You know it's one of my blogging missions to free the world of "No Replies" Lol !!

Some of you who are new to blogging may be asking what is "No Reply". Well, here it is in a nut shell.
you leave a comment on someone's blogthat blogger has her comments sent to her email inboxshe reads your comment in her emailshe clicks the reply button to reply back to you, but...in the email address section it says the dreaded...No Reply-comment instead of your email addressno blogging connection made
Over the years, I have had several posts showing how to change your "No Reply" status, but what does Blogger do...change their interface and dashboard.

Recently, I have had so many bloggers email me saying they have NEVER been a "No Reply" before, but since switching to the new dashboard, they are now.

It doesn't seem to be ev…

Tool Time Tuesday...Eyelet Tool For Gift Tags

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I was roaming through a craft store the other day...funny it wasn't a hardware store, but I love craft stores too. I found a package of eyelets in the clearance section. Woo, a new thing for me. Had to get it!!

I swear I will go broke on the money I "save" in the clearance section. The eyelets were on sale, but the tool that you need to go with it wasn't!! Lol I think the eyelets were 49 cents and the tool was maybe $6.00.

Oh well, I love it any way. I'm not sure what you use them for, but I've made some gift tags I wanted to share with you...paper and fabric.

Here's the fabric tag...cute, cute!



The tools you will need are...
the eyeletseyelet tool or setter, which runs from $3.00 on uphole punchhammerpiece of scrap wood to hammer on

Eyelets...


They come in different colors and sizes. These are 1/8 " or 3.1 mm. It is a one part system. There isn't a front and back piece.


Red and silver...100 per box for 49 cents. How could I pass this up? Tell me...HOW? …