Friday, July 8, 2016

The Demise of Jeff


RIP Jeff

7/2003 to 7/7/16

Killed in broad daylight by a fox.

He was the last of our original flock. My youngest son named him and raised him from 1 day old.

We are bummed here on the ole homestead.

I miss his crow already!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Market bags

I can finally check this chore off the list!

After my marathon Christmas cloth gift bags sewing, I knew I needed to get on these....but well, I just couldn't make myself carve out the time.

So, like many chores...you just gotta find time and do it. And so I did! Very happy with them and they are easy to mass produce.

Beware.... lots of pictures, this ain't no high-tec blog....lol.


Sew a 1/2 and 1/2 " hem in the bottom
Then pull out the sides along the seams to make corners
Use your triangle template to mark and sew. I used a Food Lion reusable bag to make my template.
The 10" cut off is used to make the straps. Cut a 3" wide strip and then cut open the circle. Finger fold 1/4 inch down on both sides. Then fold wrong sides together and sew. Then cut it in half for 2 straps
Fold down the top of the bag and align your straps. I went in 7" from either side. Sew down. I did fold my top down twice for a nice edge.