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SHOP TALK: Organizing the Home

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** We are cleaning out more areas of the home, bringing order to the disorderly. A few items came to our attention for their ingenuity! Extra cords and papers are two items that...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Tasty Grain & Dairy Free Tacos

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Today's delicious chicken taco recipe comes from Reannon Rose here at The Featherweight Shop! These tacos are the best of both worlds - dairy/grain free and great taste. Reannon is an...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Featherweight Faceplate Cover

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Today, we are looking at a pretty little Featherweight Faceplate Cover that attaches to the front of the machine. This darling project is incredibly easy to make and helps to protect your...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: May Gardening To-Do List by Region

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** May is on the edge of summer! Depending on your region, it is essential to check off the "to-do" list for the garden! Some areas are already reaching scorching temperatures, while other...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Creative Bobbin Storage Ideas

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Bobbins, bobbins, bobbins, we all love bobbins! As we wind our bobbins, we need to store them and keep them organized. This makes finding our favorite threads much more simple for...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Memorial Day Pie

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Pie! Pie! Pie! Who doesn't love pie? Growing up, blueberry was my all-time favorite pie that I could never get enough of! As you can tell from the picture below, from...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Summer Tote Bag

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! ****   Summer is right around the corner, and that means time playing in the sun, sand, and more. As we enjoy ourselves during these sunny days, accessories, such as summer tote...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Deer Proofing You Yard

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! ****     Our plants and bushes are growing beautifully in our yards after giving them tender loving care, but we are not the only ones who are noticing! The local deer...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Organizing the Kitchen

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** . Image Source: Cook Booking As we have been working our way through organization tips and tricks, we have made it to the kitchen! The kitchen has great potential for inventive ways to...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Tammy's Tuna Pasta Salad

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Tammy's Tuna Pasta Salad is just as well loved as she is here at The Featherweight Shop! This tasty bite was taught to Tammy when she was a little girl using...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: The Pixie Cup

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Today's Shop Talk is quite special to The Featherweight Shop! Not long ago, our dear Featherweight Friend Sarah, who joined us at the Missouri Star Quilt Company Featherweight Maintenance Retreat, shared...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Building a Compost Pile

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Image Source: Pinterest "Backyard composting is the intentional and managed decomposition of organic materials for the production of compost, that magical soil enhancer that is fundamental to good gardening." ~ The...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Clever Craft Room Pegboard Organization

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Organizing a sewing room, or any room/area usually starts by being in disarray! It brings piece of mind to have a nice, neat, and tidy place for everything, especially when working on...


| Posted by April Henry

SHOP TALK: Old-Fashioned Pop's Delight Popcorn

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** NOTE:  We simply could not resist the occasional pun in this post. Popcorn has become a staple food for our family.  Most weeks we will fill the bright red, 8-quart popcorn pot...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Floral Vintage Printable Craft

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! *****  The sun is shining high in the sky, and we are enjoying all the spring blossoms! This time of year has always been treasured at The Featherweight Shop, because it's the time of...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Preparing Your Garden Soil

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens Today, we look at three easy steps to prepare your soil for a productive vegetable garden! Before we get started, let's take a look a...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Going Green Spring Cleaning Tips

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Spring is in full swing, and we are enjoying this lovely change of weather! Having said that, starting our spring cleaning this year comes with its own set of challenges. Nationwide,...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Cinnamon Roll Pie

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Ashley, our Marketing Director, has quite the sweet tooth, as do both of her kids Nathan and Sayley. This recipe, Cinnamon Roll Pie, has become a fast favorite in their household...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: DIY Ribbon Holder Tutorial

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! ****   We sure have been on an spring cleaning kick here at the Featherweight Shop lately! It has been so nice to be organizing the row of ric rac at work,...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Seed Starting & Planting

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Image Source: Pinterest/Moana Nursery Last week, we started talking about planning out our Victory Gardens and the history of how these incredible gardens came to be. With the resurgence in popularity...