This week I worked on two little Charlie Dresses to send over to the You Are My Sister fundraiser event hosted by Heather Ross at Hart’s Fabric in Santa Cruz this weekend. It’s not too late to buy tickets for the event this Sunday evening, or (if you’re not in the area) purchase raffle tickets for the event, t-shirts, or prints.
These combinations of Heather’s fabrics just melt my heart. They’re right up my alley, given my continuing love affair with pink and yellow. Are you a Heather Ross fabric hoarder too? I have enough Far Far Away green unicorn double gauze to make a Washi Dress (I just can’t get up the nerve), not to mention enough Mendocino to make pajamas for the kids for years.
This Little Geranium (free pattern here) is also headed to Hart’s as well:
I also made some headway this week towards some new studio space in downtown Ann Arbor. This spare bedroom-slash-sewing-room situation is getting a bit crazy at my house, what with all the fabric overflowing the closet and shelves. More real estate is the clear answer, right? I’m also hoping to hire someone to help me sew samples and do other odd jobs here with me in Ann Arbor. And maybe I’m crazy, but I think it would be awesome to have ice-cream-and-sewing socials in downtown Ann Arbor (there’s a Ben and Jerry’s right by my [hopefully!] future space).
Speaking of pink and yellow, I just made the Tassel Necklace from the class taught by Liesl Gibson over at Creativebug. LOVE. IT. Also, Creativebug is offering kids’ classes for the summer at Camp Creativebug, and they look like fun! Here’s a little peek. Kids can learn to make Clothespin Dolls with Amy Karol, sew an Infinity Scarf with Annabel Wrigley, build a Puppet Theater with Amelia Strader, make Shrinky Dink Jewelry with Nicole Blum, and much more. They will be adding new classes every week, all summer long. To kick things off, they have a free Summer Teepee class. Fun, fun!!!
You’re in luck! They’re now offering the first month of Creativebug to Made by Rae readers for only $9.95 with the promo code MADEBYRAE (normally it costs $24.99/month) if you’re interested! FYI, I am not a Creativebug affiliate or anything, just friends with the Creativebug folks and love what they do over there. I have personally been a paid subscriber of Creativebug since they launched last year, and I really enjoy it! So many fun things to make and do.
Let’s see, what else? Things seem pretty crazy around here with summer in full swing…we’re hoping to get that Geranium Dress in bigger sizes up and running really soon, and I’m working on a new women’s pattern that I think you will really love.
Have a great weekend, everyone!