Material Mama Podcast Show #27 ~~ Spend, Save, Give


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Congratulations to Chickengirl for winning the book, The Apron Book!

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by EllynAnne Geisel

I’ve been busy sewing for Kindergarten! I haven’t taken pictures of everything but here are a few:1450994626_59f9311ac61

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gymboree blanket on sale to make this Ottobre pattern romper for a friend’s new baby I got to make this t@ggie for a new baby boy in the family. She is my eldest’s piano teacher, thus the Kokopelli.
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One of my most favorite things I did was this dress to match the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See?

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I found some great varigated cotton fabrics to use to cut out the characters from Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you Hear by Eric Carle. I made photocopies of the last page where all the animals are pictured for Mary’s dress, then used those for the templates.

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Well then little Miss Mary couldn’t decide, so she wanted all of the animals on a shirt. Then a dress. then a green dress. So I make the twirly dress from SewBaby, and created iron ons out of some of my wovens. She wore this to school today and got FIVE compliments just walking to school! The teacher said she had to take her all over the school to show it off. Wow, that was pretty cool DH said That is Beautiful! I think that’s the highest compliment he’s ever given me on my sewing

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Happy girl :)

For lil’ sis, I created a purple horse from the same book. For the shirt, I photocopied the horse, and cut it apart like Eric Carle did in the book with paper. Then I used fast 2 fuse or some double sided sticky fusible stuff. I traced the outlines on the fabric (nothing special, just bits of wovens I had lying around) on different purples, trying to emulate the paintings Carle did.

Then I ironed them on, and used my free motion embroidery settings and variegated thread to embellish. Time consuming but easy.

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Spend, Save, Give

Spend: Hugo’s Amazing Tape

Save: Motivated Moms

Motiveted Moms 2008 chore planner

Motivated Moms 2008 planner with Bible verses

Give: ASG and Wild Ginger worked together to create patterns for children and adults in wheelchairs and with other special dressig needs. Check out the free iCare patterns and sew some up for your local Shriner’s Hospital!

FREE iCare© Patterns Download

iCare is a fully functional FREE program for creating gowns, pajamas, and accessories for patient medical care.

The purpose of the iCare sewing patterns program is to provide custom-sized sewing patterns for hospital gowns, pajamas, and accessories for medical care. This program is provided free of charge to anyone who wishes to sew garments for non-profit and charitable purposes. Patterns printed from this program and garments made from these printed patterns may not, under any circumstances, be sold to anyone for any reason without express written permission from Wild Ginger Software, Inc. These patterns are the copyrighted property of Wild Ginger Software, Inc. The iCare sewing patterns program is distributed under license by Wild Ginger Software, Inc. Installation and use of this program implies acceptance of the terms of this license.

A Chat with: Marcy Tilton

Marcy Tilton silkscreening and patterns – a nice chat with Marcy and her sister at the ASG conference

Free Pattern: Ruby Doll from One Red Robin

Books

I’m reading and re-reading. Some are sewing related, some newbies, some are old friends. Worth a peek!

Random books from my library

 

 


Material Mama Podcast Show #26 ~~ Women in Labor

Show #26, Women in Labor

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A discussion with my friend, Anne about life, podcasting, sewing, women in the labor force as well as in actual labor (we met in LaMaze/childbirth class which you will hear about). Anne is an amazing writer. She is working on her master’s in English Literature and wrote a wonderful paper about women in podcasting, and we talked about why she chose this topic for the symposium.

Sorry about the lawn mowing sound in the middle. Life happening, you know? :)

Links we talked about:

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
Pride and Prejudice
Grammar Girl
Jumping Monkeys
Annie’s Quilting Stash
Alex Anderson Quilting Podcast

CookiePants

Handmaid’s Tale

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Material Mama Podcast Show #24.5 ~~ One for the kids

 Material Mama Show #24.5 Show Notes

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For your kids, or the kid in you. A radio show of the film Snow White from 1937, that was produced by Lux Theater on December 26, 1938, with Walt Disney and Cecil B Demille. From the real old time radio days, these things should not be forgotten. Listen together or use it for some free time to sew and I’ll be back in a day or two!

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Material Mama Podcast Show #25 ~~ The Apron Lady

Show #25 Notes

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If you don’t have Juice or iTunes to download my free shows about sewing, you can use this direct link to all podcasts. Once there you can click to play, or right click the link to podcast # 25 to save to your computer to listen to later, or to put on your mp3 player.

Direct Subscribe Link for Mac’s, click here Material Mama Podcast

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Thank you to everyone for being so patient this month! Kindergarten, High School, Preschool and a new job for me kept me super busy. Plus two wonderful family trips to the coast! Today’s show is a recording I made at the ASG conference in July.

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EllynAnne Geisel, The Apron Book Recorded at the ASG National conference in Sacramento CA Summer 2007. Check out her page at Apron Memories. I can’t say enough kind things about her. Take a listen and please forgive the bad acoustics. I’ll explain on my next show how huge this building is LOL
If you’d like a chance to win a free autographed copy, please post a reply here, with your blog listed and I’ll have one of my girls choose a winner! I’ll take comments towards this give away until September 29th.

Thanks everyone and I’ll be back very soon!

Nutmeg

I found this on YouTube as well! Woo hoo!

material mama podcast #24

Welcome friends!

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Show 24 Notes

Measuring standards

ASG Conference here in Sacramento! I hope to see you, be sure to say hello!

New dress pattern, with many easy adjustments to custom fit

Click for a free printable to put by your machine:

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Change your bobbin, change your needle – some little products I made up, when you purchase them you help support the show!

Great dye tutorial videos are up I have one from Sewing With Nancy on how to change the sizing of knit patterns, but I can’t get it from .tivo to a format YouTube will take.

Fabric magnet buttons, I got the idea from NotMartha:

and some button push pins:

New patterns are up from Kwik Sew! Also the new Ottobre has been posted! I love these times of year. I am planning on ordering these patterns:


3542 Tunic and Dress


3536 Dress

Two-Hour Tote Bag by Be Sew Stylish

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Sew A Clean Sweep Apron!

Take a look at BurdaStyle, they’ve changed the interface a bit and new patterns are added all the time!

Kerri from Miss You Sew Much (http://www.missyousewmuch.com/ have offered a free zippered bag tutorial! Check it out!!!!!

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Special thanks to Sarah from Mad Mommy Blog (one of my favorites!) for leaving me this voicemail. Check out this awesome mommy patch site she found!

Listener Ginger asks:

Hi,

I have a couple of suggestions for topics. One of the things I had down was sewing for boys but I was thinking about my 8-year-old son. What can I practically sew for him that he would actually wear? I’m thinking in the 8 to 10 year range.

Another thing is sewing motivation. I have a hard time just getting up to do it. I have a jacket cut out now that I need to mark and sew but I have a difficult time.

Any advice sisters and brothers? Send me an email or give me a call! Thanks for listening and I’ll be back on the air in a week or two.

I want to thank everyone for their wonderful support! If you’d like to participate you can:

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How can I help support this podcast?

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Nutmeg