Monthly Archives: May 2016

Jots from Jane: Doubt

Ever wonder what happens inside the Designers mind? Do they just ‘magically’ know exactly what they want to do? Do they wake up at 3 am with well-formed, Fabulous ideas? Sometimes. and Sometimes not. Often the design process is the same for all of us. We start with a vague idea. Something triggers our desire to make something Unique Generally,… Read more »

Sweet Mouse Miss – New doll ‘n Swap Fabric details

I like to say that thrift store shopping is a little like searching for Prince Charming. You have to kiss a lot of toads before you meet a Handsome Prince! This week I met a prince! Ok, she was more of a Princess…this girl… lying in a glass case display, with nothing on but a price tag! (In case you’re wondering,… Read more »

Practicing what I Preach – Getting started with my Cameo II

I’m always extolling the virtue of learning something new. I really try to push myself in all sorts of directions. Sometimes, it’s even a little painful! For 2 years my dear friend, Sarah, helped me out by cutting designs and words for me. I’d send her ideas and samples of fonts and then I’d drive over and pick up the… Read more »

Jots from Jane – Common Skills = Uncommon Results

How are you doing with the goal of learning something new with each project? I hope you’ve incorporated that concept into your sewing life! How about another idea for improvement? I find it difficult to settle myself down to the ordinary tasks of any project, such as: Cutting out the pattern Trimming and clipping seams and corners Pressing seams in construction Hemming… Read more »