More Gift Ideas for the Crafters & Sewists on your list

My husband once told me that I was nigh impossible to shop for because I constantly walked around stores pointing out things that I could make [better, cheaper, or at least in a different color]. I recently shared a list of sewing tools that would make great gifts, but tools are not the ONLY gift … More More Gift Ideas for the Crafters & Sewists on your list

Holiday Gift Guide: My Favorite Sewing Tools

When I started sewing I didn’t know much about the world of sewing supplies or my project goals. I asked for the usual suspects – scissors, seam ripper, measuring tape, chalk pencils, and pins. Now that I am more advanced, I am looking for tools and notions that make my work faster and more efficient. Here are some of … More Holiday Gift Guide: My Favorite Sewing Tools

Sitting Down for The Better Pictures Project 

Yesterday was one of those glorious autumn days people write poems about. Bright blue sky above Wintering ducks on the lake Flameless trees burn on (That’s a Fabric Alchemist original.) Yesterday was one of those days this sewcialist craves for photos – good warm light, dry surfaces, and colorful backdrops. I had been waiting for … More Sitting Down for The Better Pictures Project 

A new hobby?

Oh geez, I have nearly 20 draft blog posts, 2 unfinished knitting projects, and about a dozen sewing ideas that have barely even made it onto my to-make list. This is NOT the time to start a new hobby, right? RIGHT? Certainly not one that requires storage of more small things. Nevertheless, here we are.