The wait is over! Our lovely and talented sewing instructor Shelly Figueroa’s first book, Sewing for Boys, is here! (And if you haven’t yet, read my interview with her over on the Bolt Neighborhood blog.) Shelly and Karen LePage, like many of you, have special boys in her life. While yours might be sons, grandsons, … Continued
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.
Just in time for summer adventure, I made new backpacks for the girls. After a look at the darling Penguin version from the Oliver+S book Little Things to Sew, I knew I had finally found the perfect pack pattern. I have made other backpacks for them; one was a super simple nap-sack version with no … Continued
A recent trip to Uwajimaya to get some sticky rice turned into a stroll through the Japanese sewing book section. I forced myself to decide on only one title, and I picked this little beauty for the girls. Sewing Japanese kids clothing is quite fun. The projects require very little fabric (this came entirely from … Continued
What a great weekend and we had celebrating our first Anniversary! We had some wonderful prizes for attendees at the event and lovely comments on the blog. The winner of the blog prize open sewing punch card was Hailey! Bev won the free clean, oil, and adjust and Corrina won the box of tricks including … Continued
Every year about this time I start thinking of the perfect little something for my daughter’s Easter baskets. I always want something handmade in there and Spring is just the time for a little something sweet! Kata Golda’s back just in time. You can spend the entire Saturday, April 9th with her, and make all … Continued
We have had the chance to preview a copy of Susan Beal’s new quilting book Modern Log Cabin Quilting, and let’s just say it is WONDERFUL! For the quilter, sewists, crafter, and more, there is something in there for everyone. The log cabin block is so very iconic of quilting, and Susan’s lovely interpretation, complete … Continued
Valentine’s Day means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Regardless of whether you’re married, dating, or single, it can be fun to feel extra flirty. If you’re going to a cozy restaurant, hanging out on the couch with a movie, or simply having some “me” time, why not be wearing something … Continued