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Monthly Archives: July 2013
Student Made Samples
I had a lovely day sewing with my students today. My first student made his own stuffy by drawing out a picture then tracing it onto the muslin (a project from Sewing School). He decided to make a stuffy of … Continue reading
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These Are The Things Teachers Live For!
At class yesterday, one of my students proudly displayed the thread pouch he made. I looked at it, and could see that he had taken all of the skills that he had been taught- making knots, whip-stitch, and finishing knots- … Continue reading
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Teacher is the Student
As a teacher, I think it is vital that you continue to learn. Not only is learning new things fun, but it shows your students that education is a lifelong adventure, not just something you do to get a job. … Continue reading
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Yay! My First Classes Are Done!
Last Friday I taught my first classes! A fabulous sister and brother duo had back-to-back classes! Thursday night I made all my copies, packed up my supplies and tried to get a good-night’s sleep! Friday morning I had the fun … Continue reading
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Round Two of Project Samples
I have my first student tomorrow- yay!! To ensure that I am ready for class tomorrow, I’ve spent the last week planning, buying supplies and making samples. This class is so new that it isn’t even up on my class … Continue reading
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Round One of Project Samples
I spent my Independence Day happily working at my new little table while watching The Revolution on The History Channel. It was a good day! I am really thrilled with how well my adapted table is working out! The real … Continue reading
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Quilt-Hack: In Which I Adapt a Camping Table for Sewing
What do you do when your apartment has the world’s narrowest living room (seriously, the room is so narrow we were forced to get a flat screen TV) and so you can’t have coffee table? You get creative! I spent … Continue reading
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What’s In The Box?
I spent an enjoyable afternoon at Jo-Ann Fabrics today buying materials for my sample projects. I came home with a big box of fun! So, what’s in the box… Lots of felt, embroidery floss, crochet thread and COLOR! These materials … Continue reading
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Introducing Simple Sewing With Miss Tracy!
It has been a long-held dream of mine to offer sewing classes for young children. Well, now that dream is a reality! I am now offering in-home classes for children ages 4-12. I offer both one-on-one classes and small group … Continue reading
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