Thank you for all the techy help the other day. I can fake technological things to look like I really know what I'm doing, but really I don't. I'm still learning, and have decided to finally really figure out what typepad can do. Hence all the changes! Fun, fun, fun. It's looking a little bit more polished and I love it. There is also a few new sections to peek into. There is a FAQ's section down there a ways..and a tutorial section! I've been meaning to do this for a while and well, now I have. :) And of course if you're going to make a tutorial section, you better write a tutorial. Shir Madness will hopefully teach you all you ever wanted to know about shirring. It really is very easy, but also very easy to mess up and make a total disaster out of. Kind of like baking bread.
Click on the Shir Madness link over there on the right and it will bring up a down-loadable PDF file. Save it to your computer and print it out for a little machine side help when you need it. My piano instructor used to alway talk about getting skills "under my belt" and shirring is definitely a skill to master for a seamstress. If you do it correctly, you can pop out a garment in less than an hour, no pattern needed. Need some extra inspiration for what to do with shirring or want to show off your already polished shirring skills? I've created a flickr group just for that. Check it out! There is already a great selection to peek at and get inspired by.
Oh, and I know several people want to know where tags came from. They are from Fancyweaver, and they are the best deal I've been able to find for orders under 1000 pieces. Go check them out!
OH-and do you love our new floor? Behind Eliza down there..I know, not the best picture of the floor but I couldn't resist pointing it out!