April of Sew To Speak (a lovely shop in Columbus Ohio, I MUST visit soon!) is hosting a Ruby Star Wrap-Along at the Sew To Speak blog, and asked if I would like to wrap-along with her (Sukie also has a fantastic Ruby Star Wrap-along going on too, be sure to check it out, both are fabulous, both have prizes and books to be won!!).
I really love the concept of Ruby Star Wrapping (by Melody Miller and Allison Tannery). It’s all about making your own beautiful handmade wrapping and saving paper, waste, good stuff for sure. But on top of that it’s about making packaging for every occasion that is either a…
I nearly had a heart attack yesterday around noon when I suddenly remembered that I was slated for a book review post today for Meg McElwee’s new book Growing Up Sew Liberated. I clicked over to Elsie Marley (the first stop on the tour) and laughed outloud because she had chosen exactly the same thing from the book that I had chosen to make for Elliot! Great minds think alike I guess. And hers are absolutely adorable and lovely by the way!!!
Anyway. I was thrilled to be asked to review Growing Up Sew Liberated…
This adorable little project came from Liesl Gibson’s new book, Little Things to Sew, which as its name suggests is a lovely collection of small (and rather quick) projects to sew for children. After seeing this behind-the-scenes post on the Oliver+S blog (it’s so fun to see the photoshoot!) I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it, so when my copy arrived a few weeks ago I was super-duper excited! This one was my immediate…
Since I posted a picture of my sewing library here, I’ve had a few requests for a list of my craft and sewing books, so I put together a shelf on Goodreads. I like the site a ton (it’s amazingly easy to find books and so fun to read everyone’s reviews) but if you see something you like, I hope you’ll support your local bookseller or check it out at the library.
I’d also like to point out that a rating of 3 stars means “I liked it” with a rating of 5 stars meaning “It’s amazing!” so these are all books I’d recommend!
Hey, thanks for all the quilt love! You guys are so good at affirming my craftiness!
We had a couple of nice sunny days this week despite the coooooold weather. I took a few shots of my cozy sewing room which also doubles as a guest room. Here’s a vintage dresser from my parents with some of my craft/sewing/knitting books:
Some randomness today to prove I’m still here, puttering away…
New Book Alert: The folks responsible for “One Yard Wonders”, a compilation sewing book due out this October, finally released a cover shot and a peek at some projects on their FB page this week so you can hop over and have a look! I submitted a couple of patterns on a whim last fall, and it looks like at least one got in (the summer nighty, below). YAY! I’m extra pumped because it’s got 101 (!) projects in it. SO appealing to the Dutch girl in me. I’m very excited and proud to say I’m going to be “published!”
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