The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 590,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 25 days for that many people to see it.
Children need many things from their parents. They need stability, protection, nurturing, and love. They also need other things, different things from each of their parents. I have seen several such lists, and I wanted to add my opinion into the mix.
Because I am a mommy to a little boy, this is what I know. So, here’s the list of things I pray I give to my little guy, in order to help him grow into a good man – the things I think every little boy needs from his mom.
The method of cutting really, really small squares and sewing them into a grid is called postage stamp quilting. In this tutorial, I will show you a couple of neat trick to create postage stamp quilt blocks. Once you know this method, you can apply it to any project. For example, I will use the method to create a Diamond Sword pillow from the popular game, Minecraft. This will go along with my Diamond Sword quilt!
Step 1: Draft your template -Use Powerpoint to create the image or conditional formatting in Excel
2. Cut out fabric. Cut fabric 2 inches wider than the curtains that you’d like and 10 inches longer.
3. Hem the side edges. Fold edges in 1/2 an inch. Than fold over again half an inch. Sew along the hem. (Sorry this isn’t pictured. Sometimes I forget to photograph everything.)
4. Create hanging loops for the top. (Also not pictured.) I cut out 16 squares that were 5 inches by 4 inches. I folded the squares in half on the 5 inch side and sewed them together to create 5 inch long loops. I turned them inside right and ironed them flat.
5. Iron the top edge of curtains as shown.
I’ll try to explain a little more. First lay fabric so that the front of the curtains is facing up. Fold the top edge fabric 1/2 an inch onto the curtain and iron flat. Fold another 1/2 an inch down and iron again. Turn the fabric over and fold the top edge half an inch that direction. You should now have a nice little pocket to sew the loops into.
6. Tuck the loops into fold as shown. And pin the loops down. I used 8 loops on each of my curtains. I placed the first one on the edge and then the others were placed roughly 8 inches apart.
7. Sew two seems along the top edge to hold the loops and such in place. In the photo above you can see that I’ve sown the top curtain together already.
8. Hem the bottom of the curtains. I folded these 3 inches than rolled it up three more inches so that the bottom has a little more weight and hangs better. It depends on how long you want your curtains. In another room I made curtains with a 4 inch hem on the bottom.
9. Package them up and send them on their merry way!
“I’m going to rename my dog “Jupiter” because he’s mostly made of gas.”