Snap tray variant style

The older snap tray design has pinched corners, which makes it super-easy to snap – just, well, pinch the corners. But for a different look, here’s one I’ve been playing around with. The snaps show on the inside, so if you’re using fancy ones (or rivets) or just very proud of your color-coordination, this is […]

Plodding through listings

It turns out to be difficult to track out-of-stock colors in multi-option listings, so I’ve been gradually breaking out all those into single-color listings. It turns out that’s a lot of listings. I also don’t have a complete photo set for all colors of dragons, so that means photography – and I don’t necessarily have […]

To list fabric, or not?

I am still [mostly] obeying my boss the to-do list, so it is time to finally work on getting rid of the bulky faux furs. You may recall that last time I started this, I ended up making a giant plush Mew (which yes, is still unfinished – let me just put that on the […]

Housekeeping

We’ve run our own mail servers since… well, technically I have since the mid-80’s, if you count dial-up bulletin boards. But today I switched this site over to delivering mail through one of the many third-party services, since I can’t keep up with asking for exceptions to every single mass-blacklist. So if you (finally) got […]

Conquering the unfinished objects

I’ve talked about my ADHD in the past (that is my most-internally-linked post right there), Since my current work has been boring-to-blog stuff like sewing masks and cleaning/rearranging the work area to provide my husband with a dedicated WFH space and me with a dedicated tutorial-photography space, managing it has been extra-fun. So I’m writing […]

Stay the h*ck home

For the last few days I’ve contemplated how to address the current world situation. Some of the blogs I follow have just carried on without mentioning it. Embroidery folks are all-in on hand sanitizer holders. One sewing site did a roundup of DIY mask tutorials even while saying they don’t really work, which is awful […]

Bierock Recipe

Bierocks are a thing we miss from Kansas: ground beef and cabbage and onion in a bread pocket. When cabbage goes on sale around St. Patrick’s Day, it’s bierock time. That’s it, that’s the story*, now here’s the recipe. Bierocks (makes 60) 5 lbs ground beef (I use 85/15) 2 heads cabbage, shredded (about 20 […]

New dragon colors

I’ve added a couple of site-specific dragons: a mallard (yes, not emerald, really mallard this time) with foil dots and metallic-thread wing embroidery, and a lime of which some have an embroidered shamrock. In the future, if you want updates on things that are added to the shop, that’ll happen in a newsletter. You can […]

Changes continue

Still working on merging the sites – you may have noticed some shopping-cart bits showing up on this site. I’m decommissioning shop-dot silverseams.com and files-dot silverseams.com, so some links are currently broken (I think the last count was 24). The drama about Etsy’s advertising changes has made me wonder a bit about whether I should […]