Saturday, November 18, 2017

Christmas is coming!

Yes, the Holiday Season is upon us and the stores are already filling with decorations and gifts to buy, although I still like to try and make my gifts for friends and family. It is something I have always done and enjoy doing.
So, to help you with our gift giving, here are a few things that have been featured in previous issues of SAGANews (most of them in the fourth issue of the year!).

Button Scissor Fob- Volume 37 Issue 4

Tri-fold Sewing Hussif-Volume 37 Issue 4

Magnetic Scissor Holder-Volume 36 Issue 4

Forget-Me-Knot Needle Keep-Volume 36 Issue 4

Forget-Me-Knot Ribbon Ruler Case- Volume 35 Issue 2

Silk Ribbon Pattern Weights-Volume 36 Issue 4

Opera Cape for and 18'' Doll- Volume 36 Issue 2

Itty Bitty Doll Bishop- Volume 34 Issue 2


 Susie's Doll Apron-Volume 34 Issue 2

Nightgown for 18" Doll Volume 33 Issue 4

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Interesting Plaque

I was recently in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, New York and taking a walk along the water front around old warehouses that have been restored and are starting to be used again for apartments and small businesses when I spotted this plaque on the wall.

What a wonderful way to be remembered!

Monday, November 6, 2017

School for Visual Arts Display

A group of students at the New York School for Visual Arts have created a 3D visual display of their work along Madison Avenue in New York City.

Dress made from all pennies.
This dress is made from ear plugs!
This 'flapper' dress is made from silverware.

The display is only on until November 15 along the Upper East Side. To read more about the event visit:

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trees for Troops at St. Louis

Here are some photos taken of the Trees for Troops donations at the SAGA Retreat in St. Louis.

There were lot's of different designs, techniques and fabrics used.

Well done ladies!

And it is never too late to start making some ready for donation at next year's Convention in Winston-Salem!

Look in the soon-to-be published next issue of SAGANews for some great quick and easy ornament ideas!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cute Baby Doll Pattern

I found this sweet baby doll clothing pattern in a local antique store. It had no price and turns out it was free!

The pattern has been used, but all pieces are there-not bad as it dates from 1939!

The transfers in the pattern have never been used. They have the dots for smocking as well as the embroidery designs.

I thought it was interesting that it used smocking and heirloom sewing techniques and I might see if it makes a size suitable for Wee Care.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SAGA Smock Along Completed

Are you participating in the latest SAGA Smock Along?

A big thank you to Vaune Pierce for her wonderful directions both for the smocking and the construction elements.

My completed bag
This is actually quite a quick project from start to finish-the hardest part of it all is picking your fabrics and the colour of your threads!
The inside of my bag

If you want to receive Artisan Points for your participation, you must post a photo on the SAGA Smock Along Facebook page by November 1, 2018.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Getting ready to leave...

Wes and I are getting ready to pack for  the SAGA Retreat in St. Louis that starts Thuersday evening with the Welcome Reception and ends Sunday lunchtime.

                                                      Hope we see lots of you there!