**UPDATE 9/30: We are full!! Thanks everyone for your interest!! **
I want to share a crazy little idea I’ve had bouncing around in my brain for a while now. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a little weekend sewing retreat at my studio in Ann Arbor?? I think this would be so great. So I’ll tell you what I’m thinking and if enough people are interested we’ll make it happen.
The concept is this: A weekend of sewing in the studio; you bring your machine and projects and sew whatever you want — Washi Dresses, quilts, kids’ clothes, whatever — all weekend long. I will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer questions and teach mini-presentations based on whatever comes…
I had a fantastic trip down to Ohio last week to visit Sew to Speak, which is an absolutely adorable fabric store in Columbus, about three hours south of Ann Arbor. I’ve been wanting to make the trip ever since my friend April (of Staple Dress fame) invited me last spring. April works at the shop, which her mom, Anita, owns (Anita, pictured in the first photo, is fantastic, too!). April had downplayed the shop a bit and had told me it was pretty small — which is totally April; she is so humble and sweet — so I was completely unprepared for how much amazingness was contained in this one place!
While the shop is…
I’m getting ready to head down to Columbus to Sew to Speak tomorrow for a very fun couple of Washi-filled days and I’m so excited!! If you missed the info on that, you can check out this post. I also wanted to let you know about a couple of upcoming classes I’ll be teaching at Pink Castle Fabrics this fall here in Ann Arbor!
By the way, you can take a look at all of Pink Castle’s classes HERE. (you’ll need to click on the ‘info’ button by each listing to learn more about it), or sign up for their local newsletter right HERE.
Thursday, September 12th, 6:30-9:30 pm
Made-to-Measure Skirt Workshop (Skirt…
For those of you in Ohio, I’ll be making a visit to Sew To Speak in Columbus on August 28 and 29 (SOON!) as part of my continuing Fabric Shop World Tour. Okay, I’m kidding about the world tour (a little), but I LOVE to visit fabric shops around the country, and Sew to Speak will be my next stop!
They have a great selection of fabrics, and of course I’m super excited to see my friend April again, as well as meet up with other friends. I’ll be teaching a Washi Dress Techniques Workshop on Thursday morning as well as presenting a fun Washi trunk show on Wednesday night.
If you live in or near Columbus, please stop…
YOU GUYS! I got a new studio space in downtown Ann Arbor!! I moved all my stuff in last Friday and have been gradually getting everything unpacked and put back together. How fun is this?? So let me give you the big tour: when you first walk in, you see this room (pardon the squalor…still unpacking!):
And then off of the big front room there are two smaller rooms, one where my sewing machines will live (last pic in this post), and the other where the computer-blogging-fabric design-photography stuff will live:
It is a bit weird to see my name on the door. I keep thinking, “IS THIS TOTALLY CRAZY?” but the thing is, nearly every successful endeavor I’ve…
The weekend before last I had the privilege to teach at Camp Stitchalot, a sewing retreat here in Michigan that is hosted by my friend Brenda over at Pink Castle Fabrics. I finally got my photos uploaded and labeled today so you can experience the fun and awesomeness vicariously through my photostream.
I was thrilled that Katy Jones, Melody Miller, and Rashida Coleman-Hale were also “counselors” for the weekend. We had so much fun together, and it was great to get to know these incredibly talented ladies a bit more.
Katy (pictured above), who is just as hilarious and endearing in real life as on her blog, has already written a couple of posts about Camp that…
I am excited to announce that I am going to be teaching at a fun weekend sewing retreat this spring and I would love for you to come !!
Camp Stitchalot will be held the weekend of May 3-5, 2013 right here in Michigan (about an hour west of Ann Arbor, just north of Jackson). The retreat is hosted by my friend Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics, who has also lined up designers Melody Miller (you’ve seen me drool over her Quilt Market booths here and here), Rashida Coleman-Hale (designer of the famous washi tape fabric…hellooo?) and quilting extraordinaire Katy Jones as “counselors” as well! We are taking our…
You’ll have to forgive us for being so last-minute about these things. We hope that some of you will still be able to come to our February meetup anyway!
This time we’ll be holding our fabulous event at Blue House in Ann Arbor next Monday, February 7th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Bring a project to work on and a snack to share. We’re also asking crafters to throw some cash in the Blue House donation bucket to cover our location costs (suggested donation: $5).
Space is limited, so if you can come, please RSVP at our fully automated reservation site: http://craftersmeetup.eventbrite.com/. We promise you don’t REALLY have to print out your ticket in order…
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