Friday, March 21, 2014

MADE Everyday episode: how to make and understand BIAS TAPE

Welcome back to MADE Everyday, with Dana!
Today's episode features my all-time favorite sewing item.
You know where I'm going with this....
Wait for it.
Wait for it.
That's right!  We're talking about Bias Tape!.....because bias tape is something I sew with ALL the time.  You can use it on a Baby Doll Basket, Kid Shorts, Diaper cover, a Baby Tank, as a skirt trim.  Endless ideas.

And even though you can buy it in the store, it's just as easy to make your own, with any fabric you like.
I've shared a detailed tutorial about bias tape here and instructions for sewing with it here.
But let's get personal about it.
I love a good one-on-one chat....and some good tunes (have I mentioned the fun music in these videos?) 

So come bop your head around and learn why cutting on the bias is important and how to make your own tape.  Because guess what, it's easier than you think.
Okay.  Are you biased?I hope so.
In a good way.
I mean, just hit play.  And enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Living in Texas: Lake LBJ

I was going through old photos and came across these pics from the first month we moved to Texas.  Some new friends had invited me to a girl's weekend at Lake Lyndon B. Johnson---or Lake LBJ as the Texans call it---and of course I couldn't pass up girl time and funky chotskies in the cabin.
So if it's cold where you are today....maybe some lake views, braided bread, and garden gnomes will remind you that spring and summer are on their way!

And if you're looking for more info on Texas, check out my other "Living in Texas" posts here:
Texas Bluebonnets
The Poppy Festival
Friday Night Lights
3 days at the beach
The Kite Festival
Trip to Dallas
Shopping for fabric in Texas
Weekend at the Lodge
Have a great day!