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Libertarian Party

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whatever floats your boat as long as it doesn't sink mine

Bum Covers


I’m just not comfortable in leggings unless worn with a dress. I saw that this look is in and “shirt extenders” are sold for this purpose. So, I bought two new slips with lovely heavy lace (one to keep as a slip) and two thrift store shirts to copy the look. […]

Mask, latest iteration

Now that masks are “mandatory” in some locales, I’ve decided that I had not yet arrived at the most efficient to wear. Also, I have decided that a single layer serves the purpose without compromising my oxygen intake any more than necessary, for however long I have to have it on my face.

This […]

Jewelry Making

Lately, I’ve gotten the jewelry bug, now that there is no where to go because of Corona Virus. Typically, that means I am downloading photos and instructions for things I will never do. However, purchase of a new shirt (thrift store, of course) was the catalyst to make a necklace to go with some […]

Mug Rugs

This is my second ever quilting project. I purchased the kit locally at least 18 months ago, maybe more. After making many masks, it was fun to make these. I doubt I’ll ever use them. Ted says, “Now you need to have a Tea Party” but instead there are 7 rugs/mats and I have […]

No Sew T-shirt mask

This is REALLY EASY and comfortable, too.

1. Cut the hem off a T shirt. Discard. 2. Cut 2 – one inch strips for ties. 3. Cut strip the size mask you want. See shot below. You will have two. 4. Trim the sides to remove seams and straighten them. 5. Take one mask […]

Fast and Simple Mask with ties – no pleats to sew over.

Watch Video

Print Pattern Sheet: Simple Mask

I used flannel for the inside and you could use designer art prints for the front like she did in the video, or whatever you have. This mask is very comfortable.

Cut two, or 3 if you want a pocket, 8″ by 10″ (adult) or 7″x9″ (small […]

Curtains and more face masks

My kitchen window faces West and I’ve fought the setting sun for a couple of years and finally took out the two panels, that weren’t enough, and the two valances, combined them and successfully covered the window. I shortened them, and used the tops for new loops which move from side to side better […]

Face Mask: One minute no sew, no staple, no tape mask

Here is a very simple, no sew, no staple, no taping, highly effective face mask. They show a fabric filter that I don’t know where it comes from*, fold into a rectangle of fabric (large hankie or scarf) add two pony tail rubbers or circles of elastic, fold some more and wear. I see […]

Best Face Mask Instructions

Mask Pattern Instructions based on this YouTube video: 

How to sew a simple pleated face mask with just 5 lines (with nose wire and filter slot)

To print out; click on the words Mask Pattern Instructions at the bottom for the pdf. 


Update: Some of us are noticing that our machines are having a […]

Surgical Masks

These are no longer my favorites because there is no pocket for a filter!!! Check out my other two posts for masks.

Surgical Masks to Make

This one from Joann’s Fabric





or these look pretty good and the pattern is in 4 sizes: