Londa’s Favorite Book Authors

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I love Christian fiction books. I find they enrich and grow my faith. Many know Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers... - but there are other, really really good ones I've come to love and that have so enriched my spiritual walk. OK - Here are my favorite Christian Fiction authors you might not know of.... The biblical authors I read and share below all seem to be very well researched. Add
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Londa’s Sewing Blog is Moving to her NEW Website

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Starting with today's post, my Blog will now be located at:https://www.londas-sewing.com/blog/ Read all about the design and construction of this top that transforms 2 men's collared, front tabbed polo shirts at this link at the NEW BLOG hosted at my NEW website!  https://www.londas-sewing.com/blog/new-knit-top-from-old-polo-shirt    


Abby Cadabby Wand & Hair Poufs

Grandma Sesame Street Challenge: Create... "Abby Cadabby Magic Wand and Hair Poufs for granddaughter's 2nd birthday celebration." That was my challenge.  After some online research, especially at Pinterest,  since 2 months ago I had never heard of Abby Cadabby, I found the pin below. In case you haven't heard of Abby Cadabby, Abby is a little fairy on Sesame Street.  She has stolen my granddaughter's heart, for sure.  Abby AND Elmo,
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Bobbin Work + Shirred Tie = Simple T Top

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  Bobbin Work stitched embellishment plus a shirred men's tie adorn this simple purchased men's T-Shirt for a quick and easy and UNIQUE knit top. While I was preparing to tape some up-cycle episodes for It's Sew Easy TV, this top just kinda 'happened' as an 'extra' at the very end of my creative work.  While it didn't 'make it' on the taping due to time restrictions, I love it,
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Shopping 4 Fabrics ONLINE – Londa Recommends

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Here are my FAVORITE online fabric sources since finding a good FABRIC STORE with more than just cotton quilting fabric is almost impossible these days.  Sew....if you want FINE FASHION FABRICS, I suggest you shop these: Marcy Tilton  www.marcytilton.com  Her fabric selection makes my heart go pitter patter.  Honestly, I can only resist because I'm frugal (hubby says I'm tight), and I must admit that I have 2 closets (well...make
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Favorite Inspiration: Soft Surroundings Catalog/Website

FUN and INSPIRATION for my own WANNA SEW list is a trip through the Soft Surroundings Catalog - that they are kind enough to (snail) mail to me!  But you can also go online to: www.softsurroundings.com      I like to tear out pages and keep files of ideas in my sewing studio.  Here are my  'tear-outs' from their newest catalog, some commentary, and sewing How-To's. Flip with me through
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Walking Pouch from a T-Shirt – Full Sewing Directions from Londa

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Walking Pouch from a T-Shirt Londa’s Sunroom Sewing Studio Supplies Adult T-Shirt with pocket. (For my middle hip area measuring 43”), I used an Adult Small T-shirt) - but always err on too big to start rather than too small 10” piece of Straight Fusible Stay Tape, or 1/2” wide Fusible Interfacing, or 10” strip of stay tape of some kind. Sport Elastic: cut to measure 2” less than the
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Artisan Interviews: Vintage Linens and Leather + Snoop Shopping for Inspiration

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I am so amazed at the creativity buried in us humans!  Lenore and Sophia are artisans creating clothing and accessories  - truly up-cycle at its finest.  With linens from yesteryear and animal skin.... how clever they are!  Enjoy the final 2 interviews I did with clever people at the Craft Fair held in Centennial Park in Nashville, Tn June 15-17, 2018.   In all my years of sewing, I've only ever patched with
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This n That of Interest to Sewers

While I'm away from the studio on vacation, I'll be trying to slip in some time to share things I find of interest and think you will as well. Digital Print Fabrics The newest in textiles, these came in an email  from Elliot Berman Fabrics.  When I owned my fabric store (1990-2003), Elliot Berman was one of my favorite sources for the loveliest fabrics. HERE is a link to that newsletter. 
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Sewing in Business – Toy-Maker & Textile Artist

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Last weekend we enjoyed Nashville, TN for our 46th wedding Anniversary.  One highlight was a juried craft fair in Centennial Park (an AMAZING park by the way!).  Join me to learn from these artisans..... First up:  Tom from Lucy's Toys. I agree, his website isn't fancy dancy, but what is offered - and at SUCH LOW PRICES in my opinion - is absolutely AMAZING!  www.lucystoys.com  When I returned later to
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