Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Make a Homemade Fabric Case for Your Glasses - Tutorial Tuesday

For today's Tutorial Tuesday we are learning how to make a quick and easy homemade decorative case for our glasses. 
 

For this project you will need:

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Now available in my Etsy shop as a digital download with the written directions, step-by-step photos, printable template, and link to the tutorial video. Get it here!


Or just watch the tutorial video to learn how to make your own easy homemade fabric eyeglasses case:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

How to Make a Decorative Vaccine Card Holder for a Couple - Tutorial Tuesday

A couple weeks back we made a vaccination record card holder for just one card, but for today's Tutorial Tuesday we are making one that holds two cards. It's an even easier sewing project than the one-card holder! Whether you are needing to show proof of vaccination for travel, work, or school or want to store your vaccine record cards in your safe, this handmade vaccine two-record cover is a decorative and stylish way to keep them protected.

Vaccination Record Card Holder Sewing Pattern for Two People
For this project you will need:
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Vaccination Record Card Holder Sewing Pattern



Looking for other passport and vaccine covers? Check out our other projects!


Otherwise, you can find the step by step how to video for the 2 person vaccination card holder right here:

Friday, April 23, 2021

Foster Kitten Friday - Follow the Leader

While I await new foster kittens I'm prepping some photos and videos for Simply Cats and Idaho Gives. Sorting through all my digital files of the kitties I've had over the years I'm reminded of one of the cutest kitten videos I ever made. The Yellowstone Crew - Beth, Dutton, Rip, Kaycee, and Monica - made their way from their popup pen to the couch. By way of a blanket-covered barstool bridge. 


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Sunflower Potholder Sewing Project - Tutorial Tuesday

For today's Tutorial Tuesday sewing and crafting project we are going to be brightening up our kitchen's decor with this cute sunflower potholder. It's a great project for spring or summer or really anytime of year!

Sunflower Potholder Sewing Pattern

For this project you will need:

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Looking for something else? Check out some of my other kitchen sewing and crafting projects!



Otherwise, watch the how-to video to make your very own sunflower potholder:

This is one of the projects my pattern testers worked on. Just take a look at some of their work!


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

How to Make a Homemade Pocket Tissue Holder - Tutorial Tuesday

Learn how to sew your own homemade decorative holders for pocket tissue packets with today's Tutorial Tuesday project. This easy DIY sewing and crafting project is great for beginners - and for last minute gift giving.


For this project you will need:

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Watch today's step-by-step how to tutorial to make your very own homemade decorative fabric pocket tissue holder right here:


Check out a couple of the holders made by my volunteer pattern testers. Cute, right?

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Vaccination Record Card Holder - Tutorial Tuesday

If you want to protect your CDC issued vaccination record card but don't want to laminate it, this sewing project just may be for you. In today's Tutorial Tuesday you will learn how to make your own homemade fabric holder with a vinyl pocket for your vaccine card. Whether you are needing to show your Covid-19 vaccination record for travel or work, or need to take it out to get a possible booster shot, these homemade colorful novelty fabric holders are a cute way to keep your card on hand and protected.

When closed, the dimensions are approximately 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" so they fit your standard 3" tall x 4" wide immunization card issued by the CDC. When opened, the fabric vaccination card holder measures approximately 4 1/2 x 7 1/2".

For this project you will need:

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Now available in my Etsy shop as a PDF digital download

Looking for other passport and vaccine covers? Check out our other projects!



Otherwise, you can find the step by step how to video for the vaccination card holder right here:

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

How to Make a Quick and Easy Homemade Pocket Tissue Holder - Tutorial Tuesday

Learn how to sew your own homemade decorative fabric holders for pocket tissue packets with today's Tutorial Tuesday project. This easy DIY project is great for beginners - and for last minute gift giving! 

For this project you will need:


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Looking for more quick and easy projects? Check out these ideas!

Find the step-by-step how to tutorial to make your own homemade decorative fabric pocket tissue holder right here:

Thursday, March 25, 2021

What to Expect When Cruising the Suez Canal

To me one of the huge benefits to traveling is that when something happens somewhere in the world you have a frame a reference. You can picture in your mind where it is. The sights and sounds (and sometimes even the smells) come back to you. They put you back into the very spot when you were there. Especially now, in a pandemic, it makes you realize how lucky you were to have had the experiences.

As I've been watching and reading about the cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal, I can say I was there. I know where it's at. I know that sand. I know why it's causing such a great disruption to shipping traffic. 

So for those who wish they could have experienced cruising the Suez Canal, today I'm resharing our November 2019 cruise through the Suez Canal

If you want to know about the day before your ship enters the canal, including the staging area, you can find that post here. 

Want to know about having to participate in a pirate drill that same week? I have that post here. 

Now, welcome to the Suez Canal from my blog post November 16, 2019:

Hello from the Suez Canal! Did you know the Suez Canal divides the continents of Africa and Asia?

As we are going southbound, Africa is on your right and Asia is on your left.
Ever see sunrise over the small strip of Egypt
on the continent of Asia? Now you have.
We were in a convoy of 22 ships using the older canal. Now they also have a newer canal so more ships can move through each day. We were number four, with three ships ahead of us...

and the remainder of the ships behind. There were three cruise ships transiting today.


Upon entering the Suez Canal we immediately noticed differences in the landscapes from one bank to the other. The landscape of Egypt on the African continent was green and developed while the Sinai Peninsula section of Egypt on the Asian continent side was brown and somewhat deserted looking. 

Some views of the Africa side:


Compare that to the Sinai Peninsula side:

While it looks as if the ship is docked along the sand,
it is actually transiting the western canal.
There is a bridge across the Suez Canal. The Mubarak Peace Bridge, also known as the Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge or Al Salam Peace Bridge links the two continents. It is closed to traffic while convoys are making their way underneath.
It appeared the most popular way to get across the canal was by ferry. The ferries darted between the ships in the convoy. They also have floating pontoon bridges that swing out and across once the convoy passes. Because convoys disrupt traffic, they also have a tunnel under the Canal with plans to build more.

Today was a day of so very much to see. I went back and forth from port side to starboard side and found there was always something to take a picture of. While I could have taken hundreds of pictures I tried to limit them and have a just a few of them to show you.

Some sights from the Sinai Peninsula side:
Some from the African side:
 Fisherman were all throughout the waters. Some came quite close to the ship.

It felt like a day of discovery with so much to see, so many new learnings, and surprisingly a strong cell phone signal all day. (Thank goodness or you'd have no visuals of the day!) 

We did have two medical emergencies onboard today, with one passenger needing an emergency disembarkation. Our night time route is being altered a bit so he/she can be transferred to an onshore medical facility around 2:30 in the morning. Thoughts are with the passenger and family.

Tomorrow we have a sea day and I do believe I might just sleep in.