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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1984 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1984 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2010 :  09:17:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I am working on finishing a Mountain Man Jacket for a customer.
It was started some years back, needs to be re-sized to fit and he would like it to button in the front rather than pulling it over his head.

So that is taking time to alter the design, add in the needed pieces and then make all the fringe! I will post pictures when it is done.

Joanna #566
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bboopster
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Betty Jo
West Bend Wisconsin
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2010 :  10:38:50 AM  Show Profile  Click to see bboopster's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Cleaned my studio for the millionth time so that I can regroup with out all the frustration of clutter. I am sure by this evening it will not look like I decluttered. Hehe My creativity comes with clutter.

http://www.bboopster.blogspot.com
Nana to 4 with 1 on the way.
3 Blue Star Mother and Proud of it!
Pray for our troops to come home safe and soon.
Enjoying the road to the simple life :>)
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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2010 :  06:42:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm hoping to finish my daughter's garter and ring bearer pillow for her wedding in 3 weeks! I also need to put the finishing touches on my netbook cover. AND, most importantly, I'm praying for Betty and all cancer patients. Dianne

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." --Leondardo da Vinci
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1984 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1984 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2010 :  12:40:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been busy sewing all kinds of things. Here are a couple of pictures for you, one of a handbag and the other of a little girls dress







Joanna #566
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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2010 :  5:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna, the bag and dress are very cute.

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theoanne
True Blue Farmgirl

282 Posts

teddie
CARROLLTON GA
282 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2010 :  6:34:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW! It's been a long time since I've visited here...... You guys are inspiring me though. I too have been cleaning. I have several things I'd like to start,but am making myself finish up putting 2 BIG boxes of pictures in albums. ( Boring,but needs done) Today I have been sewing/designing dog coats. My BFF has a Chihuaha (sp?) The little guy is always cold and most ready mades are out of her budget. I found several ideas online and have made her 3 different types out of fleece scraps. Tomorrow we will see which one she likes best.

TEDDIE

Too blessed to be stressed!
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1984 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1984 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2010 :  06:07:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Sharon!

Hi Teddie, I sew dog coats too! I have a pattern for the "tea cup dogs" Never saw such a tiny full size dog in my life! A woman approached me to help, the dog would have froze to death up here in the Great North Woods. I would love to see a picture of your doggie coat. . Hint. .Hint

Joanna #566
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theoanne
True Blue Farmgirl

282 Posts

teddie
CARROLLTON GA
282 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2010 :  09:12:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna... I really have to learn how to post pics. I'm very technically challenged. I love all the sewing and hand crafts,but the computer stuff baffles me. One of my goals is to learn how to put pics on here. I'm gonna talk to my BFF and have her show me. Won't swear I'll get the dog coats on here,but I'm gonna learn this.

TEDDIE

Too blessed to be stressed!
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Annika
True Blue Farmgirl

5602 Posts

Annika

USA
5602 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2010 :  09:41:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm getting together my sew wonderful beginners badge stuff...Can't find my safety pins that I just bought...LOL I'd lose my own head if it weren't attached!

Just finished my little pin cushion and am going to apply for the badge this morning!

Annika
Farmgirl & sister #13
Palouse Prairie Girls Chapter
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo DaVinci
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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2010 :  10:16:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Annika, good for you. I am sewing aprons today.

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www.countrynmore.blogspot.com

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Annika
True Blue Farmgirl

5602 Posts

Annika

USA
5602 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2010 :  11:46:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Juanita, you are a sweet hearted person to be so giving. i'm excited to be starting on a merit badge, my first!

Annika
Farmgirl & sister #13
Palouse Prairie Girls Chapter
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http://prairiegirlsjournal.blogspot.com/

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo DaVinci
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1984 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1984 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2010 :  12:14:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Teddie, if you go to the Welcome Wagon section, there are instructions on how to post your pictures there. Hope that helps!

Joanna #566
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classygram
True Blue Farmgirl

1812 Posts

Brenda
Pleasant Hill Mo.
USA
1812 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2010 :  4:14:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna you have been very busy! And what beautiful work you do.

Brenda

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony" Mahatma Gandhi
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1984 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1984 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2010 :  4:29:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL!! Thank you!! I will have to take pictures of the handbags and backpacks I am doing tomorrow. Can you tell that I love to sew??

Joanna #566
JojoNH
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Bag Lady Diva
True Blue Farmgirl

130 Posts

Viola
Spearfish South Dakota
USA
130 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2010 :  6:51:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow there are some talented "Farmgirls" out there. I love to quilt, embroidier. I have a sewing room set up, when I do not have time t ogo to my sewing room, so will sit and work on a embroidery project. How do you ladies handle this or maybe you do not run into this. I pick a project then soon I move to another. I do not know why I am doing this. Help ladies.

Quilting in the Black Hills
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1984 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1984 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2010 :  04:49:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Viola, LOL!! We all do that!!! I think it comes from all the creative things we like to do for starters, then our moods come into play and then finally whatever our spirit wants to do at that particular moment. I must have at least 20 different projects in various stages at any given time. If it's chilly working on a quilt or an afghan is great, however, if it is hot, then maybe some embroidery or darning is in order. Since I sew for a living, people always laugh because I continue with the sewing for myself once I'm done "work" for the day

Joanna #566
JojoNH
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Bag Lady Diva
True Blue Farmgirl

130 Posts

Viola
Spearfish South Dakota
USA
130 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2010 :  10:00:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna:

How did you get into sewing for other people? I would love to get into making baby quilts, bags, purses to make to sell. I have no idea how to ge the word out or does it pay to set up a web site. Telle Me more.

Vi
Farmgirl # 1225

Quilting in the Black Hills
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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2010 :  10:25:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am doing some embroidery and cleaning out the chaos in my so-called craftroom/office

Karrieann ~ Farmgirl Sister #766 (29 Sept 2009)

My Blog: ...following my heart, dreams and Jesus
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Annika
True Blue Farmgirl

5602 Posts

Annika

USA
5602 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2010 :  10:40:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm feeling like a big ditz. I keep trying to enter my sewing kit for a beginners badge and I keep ending up with errors I am NOT very computer savvy

I think I just clean house and try to teach myself embroidery...The Stitching Room book is a wonderful teaching guide...almost done with my apron...hand sewing takes a bit more time.

Have a sew happy day everyone

Annika
Farmgirl & sister #13
Palouse Prairie Girls Chapter
http://palouseprairiegirls.blogspot.com/
http://prairiegirlsjournal.blogspot.com/

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo DaVinci
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2010 :  11:40:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just finished one of my recycling projects! A tuna can into a sunflower pincushion! It is so fun & cute! I might just have to make another! I wonder if my husband will notice if we have tuna & noodles all week?!?! Always thinking of new things to recycle!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1984 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1984 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2010 :  2:58:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, as promised, here are a couple of pictures of the handbags I did this morning.



Vi, to answer your questions. . . I actually started doing mending for friends and family and it spread from there. Began to charge for my services and when I injured my back ( left me with a partial disability) it became my full time occupation.

Having a website, Etsy, Ebay and running classified ads helps get the word out for sure. I love custom orders too. Also, be sure to let folks know what you don't do. . . for me it's alterations. I always refer them to a local friend who does that.

Drop me an email if you like, I can give you lots of ideas and maybe help get you jump started.

Joanna #566
JojoNH
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www.CountryCents.com
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1984 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1984 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2010 :  2:51:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a picture of a baby blanket that I have for sale on my Etsy site :



I did two blankets and two tag alongs. They are so cute and soft, kids just love them!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
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graciegreeneyes
True Blue Farmgirl

3107 Posts

Amy Grace
Rosalia WA
USA
3107 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2010 :  4:55:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cute Joanna!!
I've been working on two aprons - I cut two identical ones out so I'm sewing them simultaneously.
Amy Grace

Farmgirl #224
"use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without"
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1984 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1984 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2010 :  5:20:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ohhh Amy Grace, I hope you post a picture when your done!!!
I love to see everyone's work. . . not to many post pictures for us to see. Tell me what else you make, do you make quilts, clothes, dishcloths, dolls??

Tomorrow I have 8 handbags to make,2 each of 4 different styles. That should keep me busy for a few hours at least. . . spent the afternoon cutting them all out so I could sit and sew tomorrow.


Joanna #566
JojoNH
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2010 :  7:33:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna, how is the knitting going? Right now I'm knitting a dishcloth. It should be finished by the weekend.
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

At heart, I am both a sassy city girl and a down-home country gal.
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