So here are some super cool fabrics I will be working with soon. My cousin Andie Hanna dropped some Modern Bliss off so I could make a few samples for the upcoming trunk show at Sew to Speak. I can't wait! LOVE the color palettes....
these are so cheerful ...ready for spring and summer!!!
5 years!! Wow...time flies. And I have been teaching for about 4 1/2 of those 5 years. So come visit and wish Sew to Speak a happy anniversary this Saturday, March 9. Here are a few things I made as samples for the party.
Some new placemats and napkins...a white and linen palette.
A nice new kid's apron. I had some old lace/doilies so I cut them up and added as trim.
I love those yarn wrapped wreaths and I have made 2 before. But then I thought...I have a ton of scrap fabric. So I tried it and it worked pretty well I think. I like all of the different fabrics together. Spring is coming!!!
We remodeled in 2007 and we made a lot of decisions about decor and what-not. When it came time to decorate the new half bath downstairs, I had run out of steam. I painted it a boring off white/beige color, added some pictures that were leftover from a previous move and DONE. So now 5 years later, I was bored with it. The pictures on pinterest we giving me the bug to re-do things in our house. Enter...the Half Bath.
I bought some Annie Sloan chalk paint and it worked great to paint the mirror an antique white. I mod-podged the clock with scraps of fabric.
I painted the star too. It was first red, then blue and now white. I did paint the walls but it's just a darker version of the beige I had before. This time semi-gloss. We had flat paint before and it was not easily wiped down.
I added some ruffles to the towels.
A little something to read while you are in here. Found this on etsy.
A newish rug and 2 re-purposed frames with fabric in them. The fabric is called Tsuru by Cloud 9 Organics and it's designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale. Super!!
So here are some events and classes we can all look forward to in the spring.
Saturday, March 9 - Happy Birthday to Sew to Speak!!! Come visit for some treats and great fabrics. Has it really been 5 years?! I am so happy to teach here.
Sunday, March 17 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!! I will be watching my daughter in the Columbus St. Patrick's Day parade while she high kicks and jigs her way down Broad St.
Sunday, March 31 - Happy Easter! Let's hope the snow is gone by then...please!!
Saturday, April 6 - Andie Hanna trunk show at Sew to Speak. This is my very talented cousin. She is a new designer for Robert Kaufman fabric and her new line called Modern Bliss will be at the shoppe soon. We will have samples to show everyone and even a give-away! Come meet Andie and check out her very pretty fabrics.
Classes at Sew to Speak
Wed, March 13 - Intro from 6-8:30pm
Sat, March 16 - Intro from 9am-11:30am
Tues, March 19 - Gypsy Sling from 6-9pm
Wed, March 20 from 6-8pm and Sat, March 23 from 9am-11am - Tote Bag
Wed, March 27 - Intro from 6-8:30pm
Wed, April 3 - Napkins and Placemats from 6-8pm
Wed, April 10 - Intro from 6-8:30pm
Sun, April 14 - Intro from 10am-12:30pm
Wed, April 17 - PJ pants from 6-8pm *change to this class
Sun, April 21- Beginner Pillows from 10am - 1pm
Wed, April 24 & May 1 - Kid's Camp from 6-8pm, ages 8+
Wed, May 8 - Intro from 6-8:30pm
Sat, May 11 - Intro from 9-11:30am
Wed, May 15 - Beginner Pillows from 6-9pm
Sat, May 18 & 25 - Kid's Camp from 9-11am, ages 8+
* my PJ pants class has changed somewhat. I have removed the pattern drafting portion of the class and I provide the pattern and you make the PJ's. We were not getting the pants done in time while doing the drafting as well. Cost is now $30.
Kids Sewing Camp – Mondays, April 8, 15 and 22 from
6-7:30pm. Cost $40, limit 5 students ages 8+. In this beginner
class, we will review the operation of the sewing machine. We will make 2
projects: Fabric flowers for adding to headbands, bags or to hair
clips…fabric scraps will be provided. The second project is a pair of
pajama pants. I will provide a pattern, but fabric will be need to be purchased for the pajama
Adult Open Forum Sewing – Mondays, April 29, May 6 & 13 from
6:30 to 8pm. Cost $40, limit 6 students ages 18+. In this class,
you bring whatever project you would like help with and I will be there to assist
you. If you do not have a project in mind, I will demonstrate a few
techniques such as zippers and cording for pillows and you can incorporate
these into a project.
As always, let me know if you have any questions! I look forward to hearing what you have been working on.
I am new-ish to quilting. I have probably made about 8-9 quilts in the whole of my sewing life (I started when I was 13). So that is a pretty small number for the years I have been sewing. I have never had the patience for it. I made this little quilt to be a wall hanging in my basement studio. Well, needless to say that patience for sewing straight lines and straight cuts is never more apparent than when you want to hang something on the wall. It all shows. Really glaringly. So my appreciation for those who are meticulous quilters has grown and I have a renewed desire to master this craft. So take 2... for now this little quilt will get hung on my quilt rack, it didn't make the wall hanging cut. I think I will try a pattern next instead of one of my designs...chances are better that way!