Thursday, July 21, 2011

can't wait to make

the postman very nearly got a big hug this morning. i ordered print workshop several months ago but it was out of stock. and i hesitated on 1 2 3 sew as i can already sew but it has a lot to teach. Ellen (of the longthread blog) is the only other person that i know of who sews zippers into pouches and bags in the same way that i do. both books are filled with great projects, clear instructions and a ton of inspiration. i have so much admiration for people with the ability to come up with creative ideas and who then are willing to share them with others in such a clear and approachable way.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

lucky number 7

happy birthday to my best girl. you are sweet, clever, kind, funny, and so creative. may you always be as happy and carefree as you are right now. i feel so lucky to be your mom.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


this summer has not provided me with many opportunities to sew. there are stacks of fabric ready, patterns chosen, and notions bought but i have yet to make something for myself. i sewed this cushion cover and bolster cover for a friend and her family. i love her fabric choices - ikea, i still love you! - and it looks so cheerful in their new gorgeous house. absolutely cheerful and the perfect spot to read a book or have a cocktail.

Friday, July 1, 2011

happy canada day

from: Nicole Tarasick
wishing everyone a fantastic canada day. i feel so lucky to call this place home.