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Friday October 20th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Sewing’

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]

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]

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]

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays The holidays have come and gone. This brings a sigh of relief and reminds me that birthdays are right around the corner! What to start working on…the list is always long! The MacKay Way has been involved in this home renovation (the DUST!) and thus [Read More]

2 Steps Forward, 3 Steps Back

2 Steps Forward, 3 Steps Back

Progress comes in waves when renovating. Work is done. Sections are finished…and then things happen. This week was supposed to be the time we’ve been waiting for… INSULATION! This was to come after the electrical rough for the 3rd floor (we’ve successfully [Read More]

Fiber College – Getting Ready

Fiber College – Getting Ready

It’s time again. Mom and I are packing up our bags and materials and we’ll be headed to a few days of creativity at Fiber College: A Grand Gathering of Fiber Artists and Students on the Coast of Maine: Educating Creative Expression! What’s new this year? [Read More]

Delivered – Mia’s New Dress

Delivered – Mia’s New Dress

As it happens, Mia and her father were able to come for a visit to see us and I was able to give her dress over in person! She loved it so much that she “NEEEEEDED” to wear it on the airplane home. More information about this dress may be found HERE.   [Read More]

Dusty? Yes we are!

Dusty? Yes we are!

I’ve been Pinning things onto my boards over on Pinterest (Follow Along!). I’ve been stacking and squirreling away fabrics (shhhhh === don’t tell the feller!) And I’ve been bookmarking and copying in to file techniques for this and that all in an [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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