Saturday, February 13, 2021

Sewing Pattern Downloads with Directions, Photos, and Video Links

You've come to rely on Deb's Days for new sewing tutorial videos each week and now I'm excited to announce I'm adding yet another way for you to access the sewing projects. It's something you've been asking for - digital downloads of the projects.

As I've been keeping content on the blog free, at this point I won't be charging for the patterns. Instead, I'm asking for any size donation to Deb's Days. You'll be helping me provide more weekly sewing tutorials, and in return you'll get a PDF document with written instructions, step-by-step photos, templates, and tutorial video link all in one!

Update: While my patterns can be found in my new Etsy store for a set price, this page here has the any-size-donation option for blog readers. 

Click the pattern to make a donation
and start your next project today!

Happy sewing!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Essential Supplies for Keeping Foster Kittens Warm and Comfortable - Foster Kitten Friday

After having spent several years fostering young kittens, there are some supplies I've come to rely on time and time again. From food to litter and bedding to toys, check out some of those important supplies you'll need when you welcome the little foster kittens into your home.

Today we're talking about those supplies to help keep the baby kitties warm and comfortable.

I've added links to Amazon so you can see photos and prices of the different products. I am a participant in their affiliate advertising program so if you make a purchase through my link I will earn a small commission. The purchase helps support me in purchasing replacement products for each year's foster kitties. I buy most all of my supplies from Amazon, but do get your supplies wherever is cheapest and easiest for you!

Supplies for Keeping Foster Kittens Warm and Comfortable

Wyatt, my foster kitten born with no back feet,
 slept wherever was easier to get to.
  • Pop up playpens keep kittens contained in the early stages when they need just a little space to roam. I've found connecting two playpens works even better as I can have a separate litter box room for them. There are several different types out there, but I really love my Jespet popups because they are bigger, sturdier, and easier to clean than some of the others.
It's a two room kitty cat camping tent!
We had to swaddle Dutton like a baby
to get the eye ointment in those little eyes.

We're not done with supplies yet! Join me in the upcoming weeks for:

Supplies for Keeping Baby Kittens Happy and Healthy
Supplies for Making Your Fostering Job Easier

In case you missed it, check out last week's Essential Supplies Needed for Feeding Bottle Baby Kittens

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Easy Homemade Heart and Denim Bookmarks - Tutorial Tuesday

For today's Tutorial Tuesday we are going to learn how to make a super simple and easy homemade heart bookmark from scrap fabric and upcycled denim. This fast and fun DIY project with 3D hearts is a great beginning sewing project and a perfect last minute gift for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day.

Looking for more sewing and crafting projects? 

In addition to your standard sewing supplies, for this project you will need:

Remember, Jo-Ann's is a great source for sewing and crafting supplies. And don’t forget to save even more with their online coupons!
JOANN Stores
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Otherwise, you can watch the tutorial for making your own homemade quick and easy Valentine's Day denim and heart fabric bookmarks right here:

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Sewing Projects for Beginners - Quick and Easy DIY Projects

If you're just learning how to sew here's a great way to practice your sewing skills while making your own quick and easy homemade projects. Learn how to make napkins and bookmarks and gift card holders and more!  These simple DIY project ideas include lots of straight line sewing and the tutorials have clear, step-by-step, how-to directions. Sew an easy and fun project for yourself or your home today in just minutes!

Click below to get started on your next quick and easy sewing project!

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