Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday Sparks Link Party 369

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 369!

Starting off todays party with an image from my days of late and a little tip.


Like so many others, I have been making masks for the #millionmaskchallenge.

Never did I imagine that this would be an essential item.

Elastic is all but non-existent due to so many makers diving into this project, which is a telling sign of the compassion throughout the sewing community.

Someone figured out a go around for the lack of elastic and that is to cut 1" strips parallel to the bottom hem of a cotton t-shirt for the mask straps. Grab the ends of a strip and pull to create a tube. Use a safety pin to feed the tube through the sides of your mask and knot the ends.

The t-shirt straps provide a bit of stretch that keeps the mask on securely once tied.

"Necessity is the mother of invention."

~ Proverb, Author Unknown

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 368.


Pink & Gray Spring Living Room by It All Started With Paint


Woven Wreath Decorated for Spring by The Everyday Farmhouse


Gratitude by A Day of Small Things


DIY Face Masks by French Creek Farmhouse


DIY Wood Mosaic Table Top by Abbotts At Home


Triple Chocolate Pecan Rice Krispie Bars by Busy Being Jennifer


Easy Banana Bread by Petals, Pies and Otherwise


Sparkling Hound Recipe Grapefruit Mimosa at Satsuma Designs

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 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing/Quilting

Links are open through Thursday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas and photos - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.


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22 comments:

  1. Beautiful features. So great to see so many people making masks. I wish I had sewing skills (and materials). Thanks again for hosting and stay well!
    Shelley

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    1. Hi Shelley - Yes, it's amazing how many people have taken on the challenge of making masks. Wishing you well!

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  2. Suzanne, your style of face mask is what my daughter worked on. Like you, she couldn't find elastic, so she just made strings out of the same fabric for top and bottom of the mask, sewn on, that can be tied. I'll share this with her, great idea.
    Thank you for keeping the party going. It's definitely an outlet I look forward to seeing. The sidewalk chalk art is very popular in our neighborhoods too. I love it, I love the recipes (definitely cooking more), and I love seeing everyone share their home and garden beauty.

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    1. Hi Rita - There are so many different styles of masks out there. I have made several types, but this one seems to be the most popular. Hope your daughter finds the t-shirt straps easier. Have a good week.

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  3. I bet the ties on your masks are much more comfortable than the elastic. Kudos to you for making them! Thanks for hosting and stay safe. xo

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    1. Hi Marie - Yes, they seem like they would be much more comfortable. Take care.

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  4. Nice features !
    I like your masks, they look very comfy too. Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you for hosting at this trying time we're facing as a world.
    Stay safe and healthy.
    Enjoy your weekend, no matter what you do indoors. I for one am baking homemade bread for hubby who loves it.
    Fabby

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    1. Hi Gabby - Thanks for the sweet comment about my masks. There is nothing better than homemade bread, so enjoy!

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  5. So great that you are making the masks! My niece started an operation in Charleston with Joann Fabrics donating most of the materials. As you said though, elastic is hard to come by so they use fabric ties. Biased tape used in her pattern is also getting tough to come by. She drops off supplies and picks up finished masks being made by my sister, husband and mother, who have created their own assembly line.

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    1. Hi Debbee - Love that your family is helping with the mask cause - the more the merrier! Have a good week!

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  6. Great idea on the mask ties! Seems like they're more flexible and comfortable too. :) Thanks for hosting! I brought by some Salmon Fried Rice. Hope you enjoy. :) Stay safe and healthy!

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    1. Thanks CJ - I agree that the t-shirt straps are a really good idea. I love when someone thinks outside the box to solve a problem! Stay well!

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  7. Thank you for the feature! Have a great weekend!

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  8. I heard, and saw a picture, of the many pieces of elastic that are inside a bungee cord. I still have elastic but I will be ripping open a cord when I need too! Love your masks!! Be safe.

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    1. I saw that too, but the bungee cord that I have found only had very thin (like 1/16" diameter) elastic cords. I assume that it must vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Take care.

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  9. Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 3-30 to 4-3-20 on my blog. On Tuesday was a Brownie Cheesecake No Bake. Wednesday was my Hershey’s Best Brownie, Thursday was a Hot Brownie Cake. And winding up this Week of Brownies is Tip Friday Keeping Baked Goods Fresh. Enjoy!

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  10. Thank you so much for hosting. This week I am excited to share a Easter Basket for him (date night edition), my Bunny Hop Easter Tablescape Tour, and some great hobbies for kids to take up! Hope you have a wonderful day, stay safe and healthy!

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  11. Hi Suzanne, I love your face masks. Much more complex than the ones I’ve been making. Stay safe! Thanks for the party!

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  12. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you and your family are staying safe and healthy.

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  13. Thank you for hosting and for the feature of my wreath! Blessings during this time!

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