Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hello . . . . . yes I am here!

I am sorry that it has taken so long for the well overdue update of The Hem Line.  I am still in the process of updating and dressing up, so please bear with me. 

I am looking for GREAT SEWING BLOGS to feature here!  If you have a blog that you would like submit, please comment!  Each Friday I will feature a new GREAT SEWING BLOG and that person will receive a special gift.

In the meanwhile, enjoy the older posts and please take a minute to check out my ebay and etsy listings.



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall = Burlap

I am back on my burlap kick again.  I just love the rustic versatility of this inexpensive textile.  The combination of rough, coarse brown against soft, pretty white linen and lace makes me swoon.  Add some pretty fall foliage and viola!  The perfect fall decor!

New ideas for burlap use are everywhere.  When we attended the Farm Chicks Show in Spokane this past June I snapped photos of a few ideas.

Totes were everywhere.  Here are some made from re-purposed feed sacks and burlap bags.

These pillow covers are simple envelope style, but the wonderful trims and buttons add softness and whimsy.

Burlap sacks displayed in the raw.

Sources abound to purchase burlap.  I've even seen it on the bolt at Walmart.  Colors are also available readily on the www, but I prefer the natural look. 

Here is a gorgeous color combination using burlap.  These headboards would be so easy to make!

The perfect combination of romance and rustic!

I snagged this beautiful table setting photo from a great blog you'll want to check out for sure . . . The Little Round Table.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July Creativity!

HaPPy BiRthDaY USA!!!!

Some great crafts & collectibles to share . . . . please click the image for more info!

COWBOY Western Bandana Bunting Banner Flag Pennants by Vintage Bella

Hurray For The Red, White and Blue Rare Vintage Cotton Chenille Fabric

Organic Patriotic Jam Gift Basket with Four  8 oz Homemade Jams

NAVY WIFE Military Armed Forces USA Sailor Charm Bracelet Beaded Handmade Altered Art Original Design by Justbeaditdesigns

Toy Tea Cups & Saucers, Set of 6 vintage tin in red, white and blue, Instant Collection.

HANDMADE FLAG PILLOW Cover Recycled Americana Red White and Blue

Slide Show Update

Busy making new listings . . . . the slide show is fresh and updated.  These items are being listed as fast as my fingers can type!  Enjoy . . .

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Farm Chicks Weekend 2011

Whew!  A week following my return from the Farm Chicks Show in Spokane, WA I finally got to sleep in.  Feeling quite refreshed this morning and will be heading out shortly to spend the morning "sailing" . . . . yard saling that is!

We spent Friday visiting some of the local thrift shops and then the evening at the Spokane Valley Mall.  Up early we made our way to get in line for the show and were there 2 hours early.  Because we had purchased our wrist bands the day before, our line started moving at 9:45.

There were so many great booths!  You can visit my facebook page to view the entire photo album.  I decided to show images of the wonderful handmade items today.  Like totes made from feedsacks!

And these adorable fabric flower pins . . . . $10 each! 

These handmade bags has intricate appliques and the owls feature upcycled eyeglass frames!

These wire hanger are covered with sheet music paper . . . what a cute idea!

A stash of brightly painted yard rakes caught  my eye.

Shabby Chic still rules, but creativity was King with Farm Chicks.  What a great weekend!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Short Week until Farm Chicks 2011

Memorial Day 2011
Please visit for a moving tribute to those that have served.

It's a short work week and I am off on Friday in the early a.m. to the 2011 Farm Chicks Show in Spokane, Washington along with my daughter, Mindy and her friend Sheena. 

Pattern Focus: SKIRTS!!!

I just updated the slide show.  Check out all the wonderful SKIRT patterns I have.  Will be getting these all listed over the next few days, so visit my ebay store and grab yours! Most patterns are bargain priced from $1.99 to 5.99

Friday, April 1, 2011

Free Shipping Friday NO FOOLIN'!!!

Today is FREE SHIPPING Friday in my ebay store.  Visit The Hem Line and receive free pattern shipping ($2 for all orders to Canada, and $5 for all other International orders, flat rate, not each) today only.  After you have completed your shopping, request an invoice and insert NOFOOLIN in the comment section!  Books and other items receive 50% off posted shipping.

Lots of new listings and don't forget to check out my $1.99 bargain basement!!!

Happy April Fool's Day!  Hello Spring!!!!