I’m writing this on the plane on the way home from the inaugural Midwest Craftcon in Columbus, Ohio. I flew from Boston to Columbus on Friday and Grace Dobush, one of the three event organizers, picked me up from the airport. It was terrific to meet Grace. Last February we spoke on the phone when…
Craft News This Week
Glimpse of my new studio bookshelf! I’m an avid follower of craft and sewing news. Sometimes people look at me like I’m crazy when I say that there is even such a thing as craft and sewing news, but of course there’s news in every industry. Here’s some of what’s going on this week: “My…
Photo by Lisa Neighbors. I’ve got lots of interesting things going on so I figured it’s time for a studio update. 1. This week I’m getting ready for Midwest Craft Con which will take place February 19-21 in Columbus, Ohio. I’m the keynote speaker on Friday night. On Saturday I’m on a panel about the…
In My Studio
When Josephine was a toddler she used to put her dolls to bed in such a funny way. She’d pull the covers up all the way over their faces! I’d gently pull the covers down a little so that the doll could “breathe,” but she’d insist that the face be entirely covered up. Her love…
Sewing Industry Reflections and Predictions
I’m over at Sew Mama Sew today sharing my reflections on the home sewing (and craft) industry in 2015 and looking into the crystal ball to predict what might happen in 2016. Lots of interesting things happened this year. The indie pattern scene continued to expand causing us to seek ways to sift through and…
2015 Online Sewing and Craft World Quiz
Time for a little fun. Were you paying attention this year? Take the 2015 Online Sewing and Craft World Quiz and find out! Good luck and cheers to a great year ahead. How did you do? Find out right here!
2015 Year In Review
2015 is drawing to a close and it’s time to review the year. My business grew this year in a way that I feel good about. I work about 25 hours a week now – 4 hours in the morning while the kids are at school and another hour at night. Some weeks felt awesome…
Making a Bird
My local artists group, the Wellesley Women Artisans, is holding our third annual holiday art swap next week. Each of us is making a small piece of original art which we’ll wrap and then swap with someone else. I felt like this was a great opportunity to make a fabric bird again. There were a…
Black Friday Sale – 25% Off Everything + Free Shipping
It’s Black Friday and I’m having an awesome sale. Everything in my shop is 25% percent off and orders over $50 qualify for free shipping! Get a Harper the Owl pattern or kit. Sew gifts for babies and kids. Stock up on eyes and noses for dolls and toys. Shop for hard to find supplies….
2015 Gift Guide for Creatives
The holiday shopping season is here and the pressure is on to find just the right gifts for friends and family. You may buy onewheel gt accessories from The Float Life for the skater prodigy. I always appreciate a solid recommendation of what to choose from someone who really know what they’re talking about….
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