happy Labor Day makers! i’ve always loved September. as a kid, i looked forward to going back to school, and like most of us, that feeling of motivation and renewal has never left me. i feel even more inspired than usual to learn new skills! so, if you haven’t joined yet, now’s the perfect time [...]
if you live local to me (that’d be the Hudson Valley/Catskills area of NY), i just want to make sure you know about the loveliness that is Sew Woodstock. it’s a new-ish shop in the town of Woodstock, dedicated to sewing, and run by two of the nicest women, Sally and Molly. they are big [...]
there’s a new clothes-making book on the block! let me introduce Skirt-A-Day Sewing, by one of my long-time stitchy pals, Nicole Smith. i’ve worked with Nicole for many years while she was an editor at various sewing mags, including Adorn and Sew Stylish. if you love sewing skirts, you will definitely want this one in [...]
i still can’t quite believe it’s really true that in just a couple weeks i’ll be teaching in Colorado, at the Makerie Sewing retreat, along with all my new pals Liesl, Amy, Heather, Jenny, Tamar, and Kaari, most of whom i can’t WAIT to meet for the first time, because i think we’re all going [...]
can you believe it? a whole new year!
i love january. it always feels so inspiring: the clean slate of a brand new year. september through december are madness for me, as they are for most handmakers, and the whole time i have to postpone everything i WANT to do until january. so, here we are, [...]
a few months ago i was down in NYC filming some new classes for Creativebug, and i got the lucky chance to have dinner with a fellow Creativebug teacher, the brilliant Liesl Gibson, who i have long admired. it was wonderful to meet Liesl in person after years of having a casual online acquaintance, and [...]