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Friday September 22nd 2017

‘Craft’ Archives

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my journey to Searsport, Maine to teach at and take classes at this years Fiber College, I was lucky to have an afternoon, after deadlines, with a pile of pieces [Read More]

Webinar recording available now!

Webinar recording available now!

  For any of you that missed the webinar I did for BurdaStyle “HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SELL YOUR DIY PROJECTS ON SITES LIKE ETSY“, you can register and purchase the recording at this link. Happy Monday!! [Read More]

What problems are YOU having selling your handmade goods online?

What problems are YOU having selling your handmade goods online?

In preporation for Thursday’s Webinar: How to Sucessfully sell your DIY projects on sites like Etsy, Are you joining me for the Webinar? Once you’ve registered, let me know below in the comments section what problems you’re having and perhaps I can answer [Read More]

Webinar: How to Successfully Sell Your DIY Projects on Sites Like Etsy

Webinar: How to Successfully Sell Your DIY Projects on Sites Like Etsy

Good news! I have been invited to be the panelist for a Webinar on BurdaStyle.com this week! Ready to turn your DIY hobby into a paid gig? Start now! Making things for yourself or for friends and family is all warm and fuzzy, but it doesn’t help with the bills. [Read More]

Color Me Happy

Color Me Happy

If you’ve ever lived in a home while renovating it you know the following things are true. a) The shine of what it will look like when it’s completed (in a few years) wears off sooner than you may think as you reside instead with the dust and noise. b) There are [Read More]

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Would you like some one-on-one time with Kimberli in NYC or NJ to improve your sewing? Do you have a list of questions you wish someone could answer so you could finish that project? She is available to assist you with Sewing, Pattern making, Embroidery, Beading, Knitting [Read More]

Tuesday Tip: Machine Stitches

Tuesday Tip: Machine Stitches

Which Stitch? Have a new machine? Curious about all the new stitches it can make? Thread it with a dark color thread and some light color fabric and make yourself a stitch chart of your machines capabilities. Try each stitch in all stitch lengths possible and label your [Read More]

Learn to Embroider – May 19 – NYC

Learn to Embroider – May 19 – NYC

Do you walk through boutiques adoring the hand embroidered items but balking at the prices? Have you thought, “I can do that!” Join us on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 3 to 6 pm when I teach The Sewing Studio’s Feature Workshop of the Month: Hand Crewel [Read More]

Tuesday Tip: Tracing Wheel

Tuesday Tip: Tracing Wheel

Manning that Tracing Wheel When using your tracing wheel, be sure that the crook in the arm is facing down. Place your forefinger in this crook and wheel on! You will get the best pressure and better marks by doing so. [Read More]

Mystery Project The MacKay Way!

Mystery Project The MacKay Way!

What are we Making? Mystery Sewing projects are fun, whether it’s with children or adults. Watching their faces as they construct something while having no idea what it will be is an adventure! I adore my niece and nephew but see them all to infrequently, something [Read More]

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Our FAVORITE Brownies!

Our FAVORITE Brownies!

I bet I’ve tried 25 brownie recipes over the years… but this one…this one takes the cake…er brownie! They [Read More]

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

When I got the call that I’d be doing a full 26 minutes on the TV show Robin’s Nest, and it would be [Read More]

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Things around The MacKay Way are never dull. I can’t ever recall having an “I’m Bored” moment, [Read More]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

After three weeks on the road it was so nice to come home and stroll through the gardens to collect some things for [Read More]

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my [Read More]

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