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Make Some Fabric Frames

I decided to give our pictures (and our living room) a softer look by putting them in a wall hanging instead of wooden frames. You will need several six-inch strips of fabric which blends in with your drapes and furniture. Any technique would work but I used the curve system. You could even use a

Using Fabric To Create Works Of Art

Onanole, Manitoba resident, Bev Crowston, creates works of art out of fabric. Having sewn since she was a child, Crowston remembers ordering fabric from the Eaton’s catalogue, and as a young woman, when she left home, one of the first things she bought for herself was a sewing machine. In 2006, when Crowston was covering


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or our 50th Anniversary party, I made a hanging guest book. This could easily be made for any theme. I started with our wedding picture and then our old farmhouse, continuing on to show the renovated house and the children. The graduation pictures came next and then came the spouses and the arrival of grandchildren.

Easy-To-Make Crayon Quilt – for Aug. 12, 2010

My granddaughter, Makinley, loves to do “crafty” things. She had seen me make quilts and helped to make pillows, and when she was seven years old she wanted to make a quilt. I cut 12-inch blocks from pre-washed, good-quality, 100 per cent cotton and ironed each block on a piece of white freezer paper. Then

Easy-To-Make Crayon Quilt – for Aug. 12, 2010

My granddaughter, Makinley, loves to do “crafty” things. She had seen me make quilts and helped to make pillows, and when she was seven years old she wanted to make a quilt. I cut 12-inch blocks from pre-washed, good-quality, 100 per cent cotton and ironed each block on a piece of white freezer paper. Then


Alzheimer Society Looking For Volunteer Quilters

Quilts are eye catching, wonderful to touch and they spark memories. That’s why the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba (ASM) is looking for volunteer quilters to help make about 10,000 quilts this year. “Our goal is to get a quilt made for each person in every personal-care home in Manitoba,” said Marge Warkentin regional co-ordinator with

A Mirror To Make And Take

The travel mirror is ideal when away from home. Easy to slide between packed clothes, and the perfect size to stand on a table yet large enough for shaving or applying makeup. Fun and easy to make. Materials: – 5×7-inch glass mirror (3 mm) – .5 metre fabric (corduroy, cotton, velvet, denim etc.) – .5



Colony Women Sew For A Cause

Distinctively stylish, the bags feature a variety of African motifs including orchids, orange tigers, a striking mask collage, leopards, elephants and giraffes… CORRECTION The correct address to link to the website of Prairie Pens to purchase a copy of their new book From All Directions is www.fromalldirections.com.An incorrect e-mail address was published in the Dec.

Inspired By The Flag

Iwas tidying up the newspapers strewn beside our favourite armchair when I noticed it. A weekly tabloid had printed a Canadian flag the full size of their centrefold section. Readers were encouraged to stick the paper flag in a window visible to the street, and if lucky, they might win a prize. A prize for