Our neighbor Ted recently built a chicken coop for his wife, Andrea. You might remember some of my posts showing Ted's work in the Squash House. He is a custom builder and did quite a bit of work for us. My favorite work of Ted's is our custom Maple Bar. Well, Ted has a warehouse with a lot of leftover materials from which he pulled the makings of his chicken coop! He said given the materials he used, the first egg was probably worth around $3,000 - lol! It's really well designed and includes a little door knocker just for the chickens! (Click the photo for a closer look.) They needed a little holiday cheer, so Ted and Andrea gave them their own set of holiday lights! I can just hear the girls laying eggs while they cluck Christmas carols!
I've been doing some secret holiday sewing. I'm a
little behind getting caught up and have made a deadline for myself to get it all done in the next few days. Two of the items have piping, something I love, but dread to make. I can never sew the piping evenly into to the fabric and usually wind up scrapping it for another idea. This time I was determined to make it work - and all of a sudden a light bulb in my head went on!
I was given some Lapel Stick to try and I thought - why not stick the piping to the fabric before I begin sewing it!
I finger pressed my piping fabric in half, ran the lapel stick down the fold and onto the front portion of the fold.
Then I simply stuck the piping down the fold and pressed in half before sewing it all together.
Voila! My piping and fabric stayed together perfectly while sewing and it's ready to insert into my projects. Many times I look at the
mountain of many notions I've accumulated and wonder why - and then an idea like this pops into my head and all I need to do is reach in the notions drawer!