Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In-Her-Studio Magazine

 Oh gosh, I found a New Magazine called "In Her Studio Magazine"

It is so beautiful what others have done with their studio's .My Studio/ Sewing Room

is finally almost finished,Yet it is so organized,Makes me so happy and for me a bit proud, Now I want to add what I call creative atmosphere..Just even looking at the pictures in this Magazine, I have some new idea's.I have 3 bare walls I can accent with.

One entire wall is our built in white beautiful book shelves with 12 shelves and area for our computers, Of course I claimed the unit !! Holds all my books Folders with patterns,so forth .In my Studio/Sewing Room I will do my water colors, Embroidery, Painting my doll faces etc... More for the smaller projects.

 Down stairs in the basement I have two 6 foot tables and Gene bought me a brand New TV and hung it on the wall right over my sewing machine, I LOVE it.I watch a lot of You Tube learning how to do things ,It is nice to actually do some thing step by step.. We bought several sets of Utility Shelves , for more storage, This is where I will do my large projects, Like -3-4- foot dolls, Quilting, 

But also I want to make a Creative Atmosphere in this awesome creative area. 

So back to this magazine, I think I might buy the  Winter Issue 2021, It looks so inspiring

If you would like to see all the Issues here is the link:
 In Her Studio Winter 2021
From traditional to not-so-traditional, In Her Studio takes readers on a tour through the creative spaces and lives of female artists, designers, and makers. This top-selling magazine spotlights creatives of From traditional to not-so-traditional, In Her Studio takes readers on a tour through the creative spaces and lives of female artists, designers, and makers. This top-selling magazine spotlights creatives of all types and from all walks of life, from full-time professionals to those who create purely for pleasure.


Monday, December 21, 2020

What Is A Mug Rug ? Thinking A Head !


 I have been thinking about this year 2020.

What can I do for others ?

Being quarantine or lock down, or mask wearing, or distancing ,,

One thing for sure this has been the year of " Change " 

God is on His Throne ,Jesus is alive and well, Those that believe 

and have faith and trust Him  well be as God's Word says:

Psalm 91 Living Bible

 1:We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods.2:This I declare, that he alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him. 3 :For he rescues you from every trap and protects you from the fatal plague. 4 :He will shield you with his wings! They will shelter you. His faithful promises are your armor. 5 :Now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark anymore, nor fear the dangers of the day; 6 :nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning.

 We all have seen hate in the world like never before.

I will be the first to say even in our own families we see discord. 

I read and I quote :

Do whatever it takes to stay out of strife. Let your words be full of encouragement, and let God’s love shine from you everywhere you go.

Though at times it is hard to Love  some one who doesn't want your Love,

I do my part by Loving them from afar, Believing trusting Jesus to change them.

I decided to not fill my mind with all the negativity. Yes be aware up what is going on but not watch  24/7  , Be positive for positive things to happen,

 That's where I was asking me the question " what can I do" 

The word came to me "Valentines" OK  go a head and think I've lost it,

Here it is Christmas time, But I do believe it , Show Love Every Day should be a Valentines Day,Showing our Love with others, A Smile, a Kind Word,  Bake Cookies, 

Any thing you feel you can do , do it,

I decided to start sewing now not just for Valentines Day but to share with others 

every day..You can personalize them for Season's, Friendships, Kids,Women,Men, Holidays , Hobbies, the list is endless..

Mug Rugs, Think about it every time that person uses or looks at that Mug Rug they will feel some one cares.... 

 I hope this has been encouraging to you, And you will  also give of your selves to others..What ever you can  give..give from your heart

If you do not know what a Mug Rug is here is a like to a really good tutorial.. WHAT IS A MUG RUG:

There are a lot of  free Mug Rug Patterns: Just Google Free Mug Rug Patterns 

or I have a lot on Pinterest:


I Wish you all a very "Merry Christmas" 

May the New Year be full of Peace and Love!

from my Heart to you all

Sherrie Nordgren

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Eye Candy That produces Creativity

I found the web site where I saw this pattern Quilt Pattern

I fell in Love with her, I would like to make this  a wall hanging , Personalize it for me, I like the positivity  .

Monday, December 07, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

This book is a "Must" to buy for your what ever you sew


Two-Hour Dolls' Clothes By: Anita Louise Crane 

Don't let the cover fool you.

When I first saw it, I thought  Oh I bet it is doll clothes pattern all contry style,

I create dolls about YesterYear,Primitive,FolkArt, For me country style though I am a country gal,Wasn't the type of clothing I want to create.

Inside this book is a wonderful world of Dreams that come true, Whether they're for a child's plaything or an adult's prized collectible,

There are Among these twenty projects are play clothes, suits, overalls, pinafores, and exquisite party dresses. Full-color photographs showcase each garment being "modeled" by a doll or teddy bear.

Pin Tucks, Victorian, Rompers, For dolls from 12-18 in size.

Every pattern I have wanted to learn to sew and to sew it properly.

Guidance is included on measuring your doll and adjusting patterns, as well as on making it easy to clothe your favorite dolls or stuffed animals. 128 pages ,all in color

You can buy this book on Amazon used for $3.00

Or brand new for $11.99

I bought this new, but I love it so much I am thinking of buying a use one ,which usually

is the way I do buy because they usually are in brand new condition  

So if your looking to expand  your sewing skills,Making beautiful doll clothes,

and age them to make them look  from YesterYear this is the book for you !

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wonderful Vintage Embroidery Shop And More !

I have found a wonderful Shop/Blog that brings back good memories !

PatternBee Vintage Embroidery Shop

 This awesome  web site is about Vintage Embroidery Patterns and so much more

She also has Freebies ,That blew me away, I chose the baby shoes ! Great PDF pattern to make baby shoes for my dolls !

 I also looked at her Vintage Embroidery Patterns and thought about special people in my life, They would Love to have a Gift using

 Vintage Embroidery ! Great stocking stuffers also !

I can't describe her Shop any better than PatternBee has said, So here is the description :

This website is dedicated to making vintage embroidery patterns accessible again.  I offer hundreds of iron-on reprints for household linens, quilts and crafts.  Patterns are added from time to time--find them under New Additions.  If you have a pattern to share, visit the Product page for more information.  If you are trying to locate a specific pattern, enter the original pattern number or the subject matter in the search box.  And don't forget to check out this month's free-with-purchase BONUS transfer.

Here are some of our most popular freebies!  Patterns are offered on a rotating basis and subject to change--so check back from time to time to see what's new.

 Also I fell in Love with her blog ! I wish she had a news letter, would sign up right way !

 Let your dreams of childhood make you smile and come 

through your hands with vintage embroidery !!

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sharing a Couple of my EFA Dolls That I created

 I love creating EFA dolls, I try to make a special one each year for the holidays.There is some thing very special about a Edith Flack Ackley cloth doll. I am blessed to have all her books from the 1930's -.

I am working on one right now intermittently ,Because we are setting up my main sewing room down in our beautiful basement.This is where all the cutting and mess will be,and taking the 4th bed room in the main level..and we are using it as a sewing /Craft computer room.I can sit read my Bible, Open the window hear the leaves in the trees, Birds singing.And also sitting in my antique rocking chair I can to my hand sewing, Embroidery, I will take pictures and share both sewing areas, My wonderful husband just  bought a nice flat screen TV for sewing room in the basement. We moved from a entire life time of living in FL,My husband was born and raised in We also raised our kids in FL.We now live in  NC, and learning new things and loving it.We have been here just turned one year !

Here is my very first ever EFA Doll, I was a newbie at creating dolls, and sewing.

I made her about 20yrs ago. I still have her just as I created her..Just some thing about how simple she is...I keep her with a hand full of my favorite dolls I created.It takes a lot for me to like my dolls, I always see what I should have done.

Not a very good picture.My second EFA..This one is created to be from the Civil War period .

Her dress is full as is her petticoat .She looks much better in person,She lives at our daughters.

I plan on creating a male EFA doll to go along with her.Like Rhett Butler.

He will be a gift to our daughter, She lives in GA and is a history nut like me.


This is my third EFA Doll, I wanted to try some thing new,

I hand painted her face.I couldn't believe it when I was asked if I would sell her ! I personally think to keep the feeling of a truly inspired EFA Doll,The face should be hand embroidered 

Sharing her sweet shoes and socks
This is view from the back. I made her dress really full ,as well as her petticoat 

Sorry about the poor picture,I will try to look and see if I have a better one.