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Notion Review 7/27/16 2:09 AM
Other - Hot-Steam Gravity Feed Iron
I have been so dis-enchanted with mini-boiler ironing systems, that I decided to try a gravity feed iron. Overall, I'm not at all impressed. First, the unit was shipped without the mesh filter. Once I received the missing part and installed it, I began to use the system. I immediately discovered... more...
Notion Review 12/23/13 2:43 PM
Rowenta - Rowenta DG8430 Pro Precision Steam Station with 400 hole Stainless Steel soleplate 1800 Watt
In less than 10 months, this iron started leaking out the bottom and constantly makes a puddle on my floor. If you have carpet or hardwood, this will be a disaster; fortunately, my current ironing station is on painted cement. In the last 6 weeks, it has started making a horrible noise, looses press... more...
Book Review 12/10/13 11:28 AM
The Couture Cardigan Jacket
When I first received this book, I immediately looked at all the wonderful pictures. It was like a walk down memory lane! I have taken several classes from Claire, and one of the joys in doing so is that she shares various pieces from her personal collection. Each day is a new and exciting experi... more...
Pattern Review 7/6/13 12:26 PM
Other - Make them yourselves Universal Infant Care Seat Cov
This pattern and the instructions are horrible. I would not recommend anyone to buy this pattern. The person that wrote the guide sheet and took the photographs does not know how to communicate in the real sewing world. Fortunately, I know something about sewing and know that you need to press se... more...
Class Review 6/13/12 5:31 PM
More Chanel by Claire Shaeffer
This is a new class offering by Claire Shaeffer and was everything I had hoped for and more. A few years ago, I took her "Chanel and That Suit"; this class builds on the knowledge that was learned from the first class. Each day she brought in garments from her private collection that we were able ... more...

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