Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I am back in the saddle again.
Spent the last two days making a muslin and studying up on the Washi Dress for my class this weekend.
The options for customizing the fit and look of this dress are insane, and Rae's tutorials and videos and the sheer volume of information available to help you do this right, it's all just plain amazin'.

I have missed sewing and I'm enjoying taking my time with this.

(I used washi on my washi... did you catch that?)

(Make mine a maxi, please!)

...This post brought to you courtesy of hands-free time, made possible by...

...Monsieur le Bouncy-Seat!

Thank you , Deb, for hooking me up with Monsieur le Bouncy-Seat.

He has changed my life.

I've got three being shipped to me as we speak:

One for the kitchen, one for Grandma Baba's house and one that will have a permanent place of honor hanging in my sewing room door.

It's good to be back :-)



Friday, June 7, 2013

Baby Jane

Love, love, love this new collection of pre-cuts that has arrived at the shop from Moda...

The collection is called "Baby Jane" and it's designed by Eric and Julie Comstock (the couple behind Cosmo Cricket).

Our yardage should be arriving soon, but in the meantime we have Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charms and Mini Charms, all listed on the website right here.

They remind me of a grandmother's kitchen in Sweden, at the base of the Alps.

She has a large meadow full of buttercups and a picket fence in front of her house and a couple of cows.

During the day she churns butter for the neighbors and at night she does cross-stitch by candle light.

Not what you see when you see this collection?

Just me and my crazy imagination, you say?

Probably true.