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!