Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Maker Faire and Bill Murray

We had such an amazing time at Maker Faire. There were so many lovely things to see, lots of people to be inspired by, and then there was Bill Murray.

Yeah, Bill Murray.

Needless to say, instead of taking photos of all the crafty wonders to be had, I decided to focus my lens on Bill Murray and his infatuation with furry hats.
Sigh. I kinda wanted to make out with him. Just a little bit.

At least I got a photo of our table.

We did debut all our new Stitch Kits (which are all available on Etsy), and they were a success! Very cute.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oven Mitt How-To

There are definitely some exciting classes coming up for November, one of them being an oven mitt and matching apron. I thought I would show how to make a little oven mitt here.

Step 1: Cut out all the pattern pieces. You'll have a 2 pieces from a lining fabric, and 2 from an exterior fabric, plus 2 pieces of wool batting. I used regular cotton batting for the class sample, but you'd probably want wool so it'll be more heat proof.

Step 2: Make a 'sandwich' with the lining fabric, batting, and exterior fabric. Bind all 3 pieces together by quilting a free form spiral from the center out.

Step 3: Stitch along the outer edge of your mitt, leaving an opening for your hand. Clip around the edges and turn right side out.

Step 4: Using a 2 inch wide strip of the contrasting fabric, fold and iron to make a nice strip of binding. You can pin the binding along the raw edge of your mitt, or it you're brave (or lazy like me), you can hold and tuck as you sew. Use a remaining piece of binding for a little hanging loop, and attach at the opposite seam as your thumb.

That's it! Now you have a dandy oven mitt.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pincushion Mania!!

Dang. It's crunch time for Maker Faire! This is so exciting, but we have a lot of work left to do. Here's a sneak peek at some of the goodies you can expect to find at our booth. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Month, New Fabric, New Things

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been ridiculously long since the last post. I am a little ashamed, but I promise that October is definitely the month of ACTION!! There are so many exciting things happening for us this month.
-new sewing, knitting, business, and crochet classes
-autumnal fabrics
-MAKER FAIRE, oh yeah.
-and hopefully a crispness in the Austin air...hopefully.

Here are the new fabrics we received today...magical:

And this is a little sneak peek of new Stitch Kits that will debut at our Maker Faire booth. They will soon after be available on out etsy store and in physical store. Their cute little faces make me happy.

More to come, and much more often!! Seriously. Failure is not allowed during the month of ACTION.