Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Pattern Site! Looks really nice!

I am always interested in new sewing sites and pattern sites.  Check this one out:

Also check my blog list below.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I love looking at sewing blogs and pattern sites.

Here it is. I stumbled upon this pattern site while searching a few blog sites.  I love it, so I thought I would share it with you and all my of current sewing students. Take a peek.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Check out the shoes.

My daughter Amy the Ballerina.

My granddaughters prom shoes. I can't imagine walking in these but I love them.



My Daughter Lisa is a Fashion Designer. She designs slippers for Dearforms.

  Marie Antoinette shoes.
My Granddaughters Homecoming shoes. Can't wait to show   the shoes she is wearing this year.

Friday, August 23, 2013


 I found this on a blog site called: Letters to Abigail. I think is very nice. I believe that surrounding ourselves with people that we love, keeping God close to our hearts and taking him with us every where we go, is  so important for happiness. Keeping ourselves active with hobbies, doing things that we love, keeping are mind active is so important. Our lives are so busy with working, school activities, rushing here and there sometimes it is hard to glow, but if  we know the Lord personally, we stay in the word and keep ourselves clean, we will glow.


There is a "glow" about you that cannot be bought. Proverbs 15:13 tells us that a cheerful countenance comes from the heart. If our heart is pure and clean it will show in our countenance.

I have observed people for years now. I especially like to watch children and young adults to see if their are "lights" in their eyes. When children are loved and protected they have a glow about them. If they are hungry or scared they do not. The same applies to our spirits. If we know The Lord personally, we stay in the word and keep ourselves clean, we will glow.

 Look at yourself in the mirror when you are mad or upset then compare it to pictures that you like of yourself. You will see what I mean by the "glow." There is a big difference in countenances. One is warm and welcoming while the other is sad and unapproachable. Some of the most beautiful people I know are not necessarily beautiful by birth. I am talking about the heart that manifests itself in the face.

Remember to glow or not to glow is a matter of the heart. Guard and protect it from anything that comes between you and your walk with God.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Did you know that Sewing lowers the Blood pressure?

Did you know that Sewing lowers the Blood pressure?

One of the most delightful things to witness is the moment right after a child learns something. That moment is when they realize they’ve gotten the lesson, and they know it. There’s a sparkle in their eyes that says they know they are special, and they can accomplish the task at hand.

Combine that know-how moment with an actual tangible item produced by their own hand and the experience sends ripples of positive energy throughout their entire life. For that’s the moment when their light shines brighter, their hearts swell and they lean just a little more into the possibility that they can, indeed, do, be or have… anything they focus on with intention.
Often parents are concerned that their kids won’t be interested in such old-fashioned activities as sewing. It’s true, some kids – especially those addicted to their video games – balk at first. But often the kids who complain the most are the ones saying “No!” when told their sewing class is over if they haven’t finished their cherished project. Because once they get into it, after that first seam is sewn and they begin to see how their own work could come together so easily, they’re hooked and often even more than they were with video games.
The benefits of sewing – including learning to sew at home or in a classroom – have been studied and quantified by scientists at New York University in clinical programs where they discovered that sewing activities engage relaxation responses including lowering blood pressure, calming breathing and reducing body temperature.
Dr. Barrett, DOM, the now retired owner of the Lotus Center in Sarasota, Florida, suggests a repetitive activity such as sewing where you lose yourself in the activity engages the same responses as deep meditation. ”Calming activities such as sewing relax the mind and can significantly lower blood pressure,” Dr. Barrett said.
But more than just the relaxation benefits, kids are natural creators. They are machines built to experience, embody and grow. Sewing educators often note that where an adult will find a process difficult, such as installing an invisible zipper or getting a collar attached to a shirt, kids often take to directions so easily as if they already knew how to do it. The reason?

Unlike adults, most children have not lost their ability to envision something that’s not already there. They play by envisioning all the time. When creating a new item – painting, creative dinner dish or the perfect new dress – a child has the very innate and human ability to connect with what’s not there and that connection makes the process of bringing it into view easy.
They tend not to question, but moreover, when enjoying the process of sewing they just assume that the next step is the right one and wonderfully, that it will work out for them. They see it before they have evidence, and so they are not bombarded with the adult’s challenge of getting past all the negative inner chatter about how this won’t work or that would be too difficult, etc.w this won’t work or that would be too difficult, etc.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer Sewing Camps

Summer sewing camps for children and teens available beginning June 10 through June 14.Call Miss Sheila to register for camp.

Recital June 8th.

Don't forget True Impact Dance and Visual Arts recital is June 8th. Sewing and Art Displays begin at 4:00pm. Recital for dance, voice, piano, violin begin at 5:00pm at Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Display at True Impact Dance and performing Arts

Five of our sewing students will be participating in the recital and will have displays of some of the projects they have sewn in sewing class. They will receive their sewing award and receive a special gift for continuing their sewing lessons through the year and participating in the recital. I am very proud of each of them and very proud of all of our sewing students, they have done an excellent job.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lisa Simpson Fashion Designer

Lisa Simpson Fashion Designer and my beautiful daughter was our guest speaker at each of our sewing classes 03/16/2013. Lisa is senior Designer for Dearfoam Slippers. Thank you Lisa for being our guest.

Sewing Classes during spring break

Although this week is spring break, we will be having sewing classes this Saturday, 03/23/2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

sewing classes

All sewing classes are cancelled this Saturday, 02/09/2013, due to family illness. See you 03/16/2013.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sewing Lessons

True Impact Beginning Sewing Lessons/ Dancing Needles Sewing Instruction and Design

Like Song and Dance, Sewing and Fashion Design is Art and a gift from God.
Sewing has slowly become a lost art. Home Economics is no longer heard in the public school system. Learning to sew reinforces math and reading skills as well as problem solving and creativity. Sewing is a skill that will last a lifetime.
Dancing Needles Sewing Instruction and Design uses the Kids Can Sew & Fashion Design program. This is a nationally acclaimed sewing curriculum for children, teens and adults. The program features illustrated patterns and instructions that use a building block approach to teaching sewing skills. Students are able to sew at their own pace, building their skills through four levels of sewing instructions. Each level takes approximately nine to twelve months to complete.
Classes are held for one hour each week and are limited to four students; one student per sewing machine.
Students will learn sewing safety and sewing machine operation, stitches and their uses, sewing tools, fabric types, and even how to press fabrics. The will also learn basic sewing skills such as how to read a pattern, fabric and pattern layout, cutting, and machine stitching. For the first sewing project students will construct a sewing bag to carry their supplies to class.
Parents, your child will be learning to sew….some seams may not be as straight as you would like, but he/she will be doing their best. Sewing takes time to perfect; your child’s sewing skills will improve over time. We are here to learn to sew and enjoy the experience. It will take approximately one month to complete a project.
Safety in the classroom: there is no running, or horseplay. We are surrounded by expensive equipment and there needs to be an element of respect. No pins in the mouth or walking around with scissors in your hands. The sewing machine is a fast paced piece of equipment, and if you are not careful and accident could happen. A pin the foot is not fun.
Classes last for one hour. Please be prompt when dropping off your child, not too early and not too late.
Absenteeism: Please notify your instructor if you are ill or unable to attend your sewing class. If a student is absent for two classes, your instructor will contact you. If the student misses three classes and you have not contacted us, the instructor will assume that you no longer wish to participate in sewing classes and the seat will be open for other students.
There are no make-up classes and no refunds. If a class is missed, the student will just pick up where they left off at the next sewing class.
True Impact Dance and Performing Arts has a web site at
True Impact is also on Facebook. Dancing Needles and Sewing Instruction and Design is on Facebook and at

Classes are available for children, teens and adults.
Children age 8 to 12 will use the Kids Can Sew Patterns and sewing instructions.
Teens and adults are given an option of purchasing the I Can Sew Patterns and Instruction book or purchasing a commercial pattern.
Cost: Registration Fee, $25.00
          Can Sew Pattern Book: $40.00
           Class instruction fee per month: $45.00

Sewing machines and sewing notions are provided. Students are responsible for purchasing patterns, fabrics, thread, elastic and trims.

Watch for Summer Sewing Camps to be announced.

For questions contact Miss Sheila @ 3047332310  or email @

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Why do I love to sew?

I love to sew because I love to create. I love the feeling of taking a flat piece of fabric and transforming it into a garment, a bag, pillow and yes even a quilt. I have been  sewing  since I was about five years old. At first I made clothing for my dolls and as I got older, around eight years old I started sewing clothing for myself.  I love fabric and have a major stash of it. When I enter my sewing room, I enter my own little world of design. I love  coming up with new ideas. I think my favorite thing to design and sew is formal wear. Bridal gowns, long flowing gowns and short cute sassy dresses. When I start a new project I am always anxious to see the end result. Yes the end result that is what I love most!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kids Can Sew

Yes, children can sew, teens can sew, and adults can sew.  Sewing is a skill that will last a lifetime. 

Hands-on activities like sewing, painting, drawing and knitting not only stimulates creativity, these activities actually help children develop patience, perseverance and problem-solving skills. 
Our sewing classes  reinforces math, science, and reading skills. 
Sewing is fun!
Check out Dancing Needles Sewing Instruction and Design on our Facebook page.

Sunday, January 6, 2013