I had an awesome trip to New York. Purl Soho was beautiful, as expected, and Handmade Crafternoon was so amazing it is hard to describe. When I arrived there was already a line out the door. There were 90+ people there to sew birds. Wow.
A huge thank you to Robert Kaufman for the yards of Kona cotton and the boxes and boxes of lucsious fabric scraps. Everyone was really pleased to have so much to choose from.
Maura Madden, author of Handmade Crafternoon, and New York City Public Library librarian, Jessica Pigza, were so welcoming and friendly. Here I am with Jessica and Josephine, who hung out in the sling most the time.
My camera was sadly malfunctioning, but I'm borrowing some of Maura's pictures to show you some the sewing action and some finished birds…
A big thank you, too, to my sister, my cousin, Henry, and my cousin, Lorne, who all came out to support me and to spend an afternoon sewing with us.
If you live in New York you should totally check out the April Handmade Crafternoon. Leisl Gibson from oliver + s is coming. I wish I could go back!
This is *so* cool, Abby! And really inspiring! xx
Mary Ann says
Wow..90+ people…that is wonderful support by the public for your work and your book.
That must have felt so amazing, having all of those people waiting there to learn from you and gain from your expertise. Way to go!
I’m so sorry to have missed it! I had every intention of attending, but family came to visit and I had to choose between making birds and cleaning the house. I made the appropriate choice, I suppose, but not the one I really wanted!
Hey! I followed a link from Wee Wonderfuls and first of all, there seems to be some real stuff happening around here – I’m enjoying the first pageful! And secondly, I really just want to say WHAT A GREAT NAME YOUR BLOG HAS! I came here just because the name said it all, I knew the content would be great with a name like that – totally speaks to the understanding of down-to-the-minute living of life with children, and also says how dear a particular kind of art must be to dedicate a naptime to. So, bravo all round!
Thank you so much for your nice words! Nap time is a wonderful creative time for me!