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Monday, July 25, 2016

Creative Kids Camp Level II, August 2016

All of the talented students who have completed the Level I sewing camp, are eligible for Level II! This camp will be offered Monday to Friday, August 8-12, 2016 from 10 am until 12 noon. The cost is still just $129 for the whole week for all five sessions. Because these projects will be a bit more complex, I will only be able to accommodate a maximum of five students for this session.

Just put your child's name in the box below and click the "pay now" button to reserve your child's space. It's that simple!

HURRY!!! Space is limited!!!


Prices
Enter child's name:

Once you pay to reserve your spot by paying via the Pay Now button above, I will email you a supply list, registration form, address and directions. If you prefer to buy a supply pack from me, please let me know by August 3.  If less than 4 sign up for this session, it will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

If you are unable to keep your reservation, you will receive a full refund if you cancel by August 1. If you cancel after August 1, you will be refunded 50% through August 3. Cancellations after August 3 will not receive refunds. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Project list  (Images and more details coming soon!) 

  • Lined, flat bottom, overnight bag with pockets (2 days)
  • Tank top or tshirt sundress with sash (maxi or knee length) (2 days)
  • Envelope back throw pillow cover with bottons and buttonholes (1 day)


Friday, June 24, 2016

Creative Kids Camp 2016 Session II

Now accepting reservations for the 2016 second session five day summer sewing camp. Sessions are for boys and girls ages 8-16. Session is 7/25 to 7/29,  Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until noon. Bring your own machine or use one of mine. I will only be accepting 6 students per session. The cost is only $129 for the full week. This is for beginners or those with a little experience.

Just put your name (not the child's) in the box below and click the "pay now" button to reserve your child's space. It's that simple!

HURRY!!! Space is limited!!!


Prices
Enter parent/ guardian name:


Once you pay to reserve your spot by paying via the Pay Now button above, I will email you a supply list, registration form, address and directions. If you prefer to buy a supply pack from me, please let me know by July 15.  If less than 5 sign up for this session, it will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

If you are unable to keep your reservation, you will receive a full refund if you cancel by July 15. If you cancel after July15, you will be refunded 50% through July 20. Cancellations after June 20 will not receive refunds. Please feel free to email me with any questions.
Visit my Facebook pages (see links below pictures) to learn more about me and to get recommendations from parents and students. I'm the top sewing instructor in the Clear Lake Bay Area.

Monday:

Project: Pillowcase with two coordinating fabrics

Skills: Learn to use and thread a sewing machine, pin, measure, cut, sew straight and zig zag stitches, how to read a pattern envelope

Tuesday and Wednesday:

Project: Elastic Waist Pajama Pants using a pattern
Skills:  Learn how to read a pattern, how to take your measurements, how to use a pattern, how to mark fabrics, how to cut out a pattern, how to sew a casing, how to make a hem, how to insert elastic into a casing.

Thursday:

Project: Drawstring Backpack *
Skills: Learn how to work from a tutorial, learn how to design your project and coordinate fabrics, how to make and sew bias strips and use them as drawstrings, threading drawstrings through casings, measuring, cutting, pinning.

Friday:

Project: Lined Zipper Pouch/ Pencil Case *
Skills: How to insert a zipper, how to change the size of a zipper, how to line a project, how to sew and trim corners, topstitching for functionality and decoration, how to use a zipper foot, how to change the feet on a sewing machine.

Once you pay to reserve your spot by paying via the Pay Now button above, I will email you a supply list, registration form, address and directions. If you prefer to buy a supply pack from me, please let me know by July 15.  If less than 5 sign up for this session, it will be canceled and you will receive a complete refund.


*Not all students work at the same pace. Accommodations are made so students work at a comfortable pace and finish as many projects as they like. Some students will not finish all projects.


Look at these Creative Kids having fun and making things!
 















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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Creative Kids Camp Summer Sessions 2016

Now accepting reservations for five day summer sewing camp. Sessions are for boys and girls ages 7-16. First session is June 20-24, 2016,  Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until noon. Bring your own machine or use one of mine. I will only be accepting 8 students per session. The cost is only $129 for the full week.

Just put your name (not the child's) in the box below and click the "pay now" button to reserve your child's space. It's that simple!

HURRY!!! Space is limited!!!

THIS CAMP HAS ENDED. SEE DETAILS FOR NEXT SESSION 7/25 - 7/29 
Visit my Facebook pages (see links below pictures) to learn more about me and to get recommendations from parents and students. I'm the top sewing instructor in the Clear Lake Bay Area.

Monday:

Project: Pillowcase with two coordinating fabrics

Skills: Learn to use and thread a sewing machine, pin, measure, cut, sew straight and zig zag stitches, how to read a pattern envelope

Tuesday and Wednesday:

Project: Elastic Waist Pajama Pants using a pattern
Skills:  Learn how to read a pattern, how to take your measurements, how to use a pattern, how to mark fabrics, how to cut out a pattern, how to sew a casing, how to make a hem, how to insert elastic into a casing.

Thursday:

Project: Drawstring Backpack *
Skills: Learn how to read a tutorial, learn how to design your project, how to make and attach a pocket, how to design projects without a pattern, measuring, cutting, pinning, sizing.

Friday:

Project: Lined Zipper Pouch/ Pencil Case *
Skills: How to insert a zipper, how to change the size of a zipper, how to line a project, how to sew and trim corners, topstitching for functionality and decoration, how to use a zipper foot, how to change the feet on a sewing machine.

Once you pay to reserve your spot by paying via the Pay Now button above, I will email you a supply list, registration form, address and directions. If you prefer to buy a supply pack from me, please let me know.  If less than 5 sign up for this session, it will be canceled and you will receive a refund.

If you are unable to keep your reservation, you will receive a full refund if you cancel by June 10. If you cancel after June 10, you will be refunded 50% through June 15. Cancellations after June 15 will not receive refunds. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

*Not all students work at the same pace. Accommodations are made so students work at a comfortable pace and finish as many projects as they like. Some students will not finish all projects.


Look at these Creative Kids having fun and making all kinds of things!

 















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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sewing Lessons in the Clear Lake, Houston, Galveston, Bay Area 2016

With the holidays in our rear view mirrors, people are taking the time to get back to life and that includes signing up for sewing lessons for kids and adults. Check out the "Sewing Lessons" tab near the top of this page or click this link for details. Please note that prices, which have remained constant for the last five years will be going up March 1. Book your lesson before then to lock in current prices.




If you have any questions, please email Maureen

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas when cranberries are easier to find, consider buying a few extra bags to keep in the freezer to use throughout the year. It's nice to have them on hand on mornings like today when I'm craving a cranberry scone.



 My scones are much lighter than what I often find at places like Starbucks and I like them that way. If you don't have fresh cranberries, I bet they'd be great with dried cranberries, too,



Maureen's Cranberry Orange Scones

2 c all purpose flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c sugar
6 Tbs cold, unsalted butter cut into small pieces
1 c half and half (reserve 2-3 Tbs to brush before baking)
1 c whole cranberries, roughly chopped
zest of one orange

Optional glaze:
3/4 c confectioners sugar
3-4 Tbs orange juice

Preheat oven to 400º, Sift dry ingredients together in bowl, then cut in butter with pastry cutter or two knives until mixture resembles course crumbs. Make well in center and add half and half, stirring just until incorporated. Gently fold zest and cranberries into dough. Dough will be very soft and sticky.

Lightly flour surface and place dough on it, then lightly dust surface of dough with flour. Pat dough into a rectangle about 12 inches long by 3 inches wide and cut into four equal rectangles. Cut an X across the diagonal of each of the four pieces, creating four triangles from each one, for a total of 16 triangles. Using spatula or other tool dusted with flour, lift each triangle from surface onto parchment paper lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Brush each with additional half and half. Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.

I like to drizzle a glaze on these as soon as they come out of the oven. You can make it in a bowl and drizzle with a spoon. I mix it in a sandwich sized ziplock- type bag, cut a tiny piece out of the corner and let it pour in a nice thin stream from that bag, going back and forth to drizzle the glaze over the scones. Just mix the confectioners sugar with 3 Tbs of orange juice. Add a little more orange juice if it seems to thick to drizzle. That's it. Enjoy!

I also make a raspberry version of these scones. Omit cranberries and zest and substitute 1 cup of frozen raspberries. For glaze, use half and half or milk instead of the orange juice.

Enjoy! Let me know how you like them.

Ridiculously Easy Cheesy Jalapeño Cornbread

Have you ever used the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix? At less than 50¢ a box, how can you go wrong? I like jalapeño cornbread. Eric likes anything with cheese. Enter this little box.
Preheat the over to 400. Combine the mix, 1 cup of milk, and 1 egg, stirring briefly with a fork until combined. Stir in about a cup of shredded cheddar and 1/4- 1/2 cup of sliced, pickled jalpeños. Pour batter into greased muffin pans or a brownie pan or whatever you prefer. I melted enough butter to coat the bottom and sides of a cast iron skillet and poured my batter in. Sprinkle with more cheddar. Bake for about 15 minutes. That's it! Omit the jalapeños and just use cheese if you prefer.


It goes great with chili or by itself. Enjoy! Let me know if you try it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Drink Up Witches Wine Glasses On SALE now!!!!

You asked and I listened so I'm extending the sale on this "Drink Up Witches" wine glass through Sunday, 10/4. Just $12.95 then they go back to $18.95. Hurry and order!! Just email me with your email address and let me know if you need shipping. That's it. I'll send you an invoice and you'll be good to go. 


For all of the latest sales and offerings, join my new facebook group. It's a closed group which means I have to add you and you are free to order, post, and comment without everyone outside the group seeing what you posted.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Maureen Makes It Marketplace on Facebook

I have a new Facebook page where you can view and purchase the things I make. It's a closed group which simply means that only members can see the page and the posts. Just join and I'll automatically add you. Check out some of my new items.
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