Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Proper Nose Inserts in Face Masks


 I am facing the public at work and many do not know how to wear a face mask properly.

You can make a casing in any mask-if your mask is one of those someone did not put  a pocket you can reach in... just put some bias tape as wide as your casing and stitch it onto the top of the back so you can slip a nose insert inside.

Easy flexible bendable but stays in position above your nose....:

1.  Take two plastic nose inserts  
2.  Put a piece of 22 gauge floral wire in between.
3.  tape the two ends with some magic tape or scotch tape of some kind.
4.  Slide the insert into your sewn casing 
5.  When you put your mask on bend the casing to fit YOUR face and it will not slide down

Please if you are one of these sweet people who want to talk a lot with your mask on put an insert in so that you are really wearing a mask.  If your mask is bopping up and down when you talk you are spreading germs just as if you had no mask on.

Some people say they have an insert, but still they are walking around with the mask falling down under their nose.

Don't take your mask off to eat over an area where other people will be after without wiping down your compromised area.

Don't take your mask off to blow your nose in an area where other people are or where they soon will be without wiping down the area with disinfectant of some kind.


The nose insert should hold your mask above and in front of your nose at all times.... not letting your mask drop down when you are talking.

The mask is not going to perform what it should if you are taking it off when talking to someone or letting it drop below your nose because you think that is efficient to let you breath.

Other Supplies you may want to make the mask for everyone.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Christmas Sparkle Red Dress

 Looking in the Stash....  Fabrics from GSTREETFABRICS in Rockville, MD

 3/4 yard of glittery black lace and a 2.5 yard piece of glittery red
stretch knit

Feeling a little cold lets make a turtle neck glitter dress with a slit up the side and black glitter lace in the slit.

I used this pattern because the red glitter knit was very stretchy.. extended to the ankle and put a slit up one side.

I did add a scarf and just tied a knot in it for something else detail 

Mask of the same red with the black lace over it

and a slight sleeved shawl to put some black lace over the top.  

Mask was made by putting the glitter black lace over the red glitter knit and lining with the usual cotton filter pocket and adjustable elastic ear tabs. 

For work of course the mask and a long black glittery free flowing jacket

It was cold so:

I got to wear my Fabulous Fur Coat to keep warm!

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christmas Tree Napkins

Christmas Tree Folded Napkins

Found these directions on Youtube and just some sets for sale
We -Gstreetfabrics

Lots of Christmas Type Fabrics still for Sale-So I made some of these and mailed them to various - I love you people-(My mom inspired the cardinal fabrics)

2x2.5 inch rectangles for the trunks.. out of whatever you want your Christmas tree trunk to look like-  I thought maybe even do a couple of presents on the trunk in embroidery....You can use verigated thread to top stitch around your trunks and or your Trees

Sew your trunks after you have preshrunk and cut your little rectangles...  Leave one end open and that is the end you are going to sew into your seam line....

Half circles from center point 8.5 inches

Be Sure to Pre shrink before cutting your
Half circles out...


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Sewing a Birthday Jacket with Skins

 Found these beautiful small Animal Skins at Gstreetfabrics..

This is my birthday outfit.... ewww big birthday needs a special outfit.

So, since I can't stand being cold, it will be warm but simple enough to wear in the store if it feels drafty as sooo many people come in at once...
One side is purple sueded and the other side is Black slick furr
so I am going to try to make it reversible as I have all my other coats and jackets... 

I am planning on adding a little bit of sherpa skin on the edge of the front and the feather fur I used on this fabulous fur jacket.  It also comes in a purple... but I think I am only going to use it in a strip on the back....

The Plan

Reversible to shiny Black