A Kindred Spirit

I was browsing at Powell’s Home and Garden the other day (my favorite of the Powell’s for sewing and craft books) when I stumbled upon this little gem wedged in between larger books. Considering I was there 3 days prior and had missed it, I was glad I stayed a little longer this trip and … Continued

Sidewalk Sale Saturday September 3rd

Join Modern Domestic, Tumbleweed, Frock, Pie Footwear, Abrahams and Duffy, Garnish, Grasshopper and so many more for some Alberta Street Sidewalk Sale awesomeness. At MD you can get grab bags, books, presser feet and much more for super awesome hot summer prices. Don’t miss the fun.

Win a spot in MD’s new embroidery class!

You may have seen my little love-fest a bit back on our blog about machine embroidery. My love has not diminished! I just recently got a mention on the Apartment Therapy’s blog re-nest for that very first exploration. It’s so true, clean well-thoughtout design is timeless. I’ve been plotting (and playing) and discovering new ways to … Continued

Early Fall Classes are Posted!

In the last few weeks we have been looking at all of the wonderful new class proposals and samples that have arrived from our lovely teachers. We sure are lucky to have Portland’s most talented and creative sewing teachers right here at MD. Thanks ladies for all your hard work and inspirational projects! We wouldn’t … Continued

My Modern Domestic Life: Bathroom Makeover

I must apologize, this post is not specifically about sewing, but I promise it will lead into it for my next one! For the last two weeks, we have been consumed with remodeling our bathroom. I have been working day and night, tiling until midnight, forgetting to eat dinner, relying on my dear friends to … Continued

New to the Shop: Thread choices!

Everyone knows I’ve never met a thread I didn’t like (except old brittle thread, no thanks!). To that end, no one thread is perfect for every job. Sometimes you need a thicker thread for your attractive topstitching. Sometimes you need a delicate bling for an accent on your project. Sometimes you need more color choices … Continued