Mimi Applebaum, WA, US

craft interests: embroidery, fashion, gifts, holidays, home decorating, jewelry making, paper crafts, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 03/31/2009

recent comments

Re: Win Seasons 1 & 2 of Teach Yourself to Sew on DVD

I live on a very limited budget and knowing just how to do a few things around the house has been incredibly helpful and inexpensive. Learning to sew clothing would be something that would change my style, my confidence and perhaps give me a new avenue to create something new for those that like what I wear!

Re: How to Turn Bed Sheets into Shopping Totes

D'oh...I'm sorry I'm still confused about the corners. Mostly about the part that says to pull the sides down to the bottom. Does that mean to line up the side seam with the bottom seam as in one on top of the other or are you pulling it down for the side seam to be perpendicular to the bottom seam...?

I guess I sound like I've never sewn before. That's the thing I have! I made my wedding dress! But for some reason your simple, and I'm sure quite good, instructions just aren't kicking in.

Thanks for helping out the confused ones! :^D

Re: Book Giveaway: Betz White's "Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials"

I'm such a ridiculous saver of things: bags to reuse, plastic-ware from work, napkins to use for wiping off the counter... Being able to make things myself that I could simply toss with my other wash or just wipe off would help me sleep at night. We won't even get into my ticket-stub, old toys, magazine for reference, sentimental hoarding issues!

Thanks for your great ideas! I'd love a book!

Re: How to Make an Egg Dish

Just beautiful! As always a stunning, classy and brilliant project.
Is there a way to do this so that it could be used for food purposes? I'm thinking more along the lines of serving fruit or bread rather than eating off of. Are the lacquers and such safe for this kind of thing? Thanks!

Re: Dodecahedron: "Baby, You're A Star"

I've made these before and by the time you're finished and take a look at what you've just about crushed from frustration dozens of times you realize you can't believe you made it yourself!

Re: Book Giveaway: Chic & Simple Sewing by Christine Haynes

I would love to win!! You can NEVER have too many sewing books...<3