2011 Special Olympics Scarf Project

Need a purpose for your next knit or crochet project? How about taking your obsession for a charity turn by knitting up a scarf for the 2011 Special Olympics Scarf Project? You can knit or crochet an uniquely handmade scarf in the official colors for the 2011 Winter Special Olympics to support your state. Each […]

Papercut Patterns: Circle Top

I just received my Circle Top Pattern from Papercut Patterns today! Designer Katie Brown of Papercut Pattern is based in New Zealand and stresses not only creativity + imagination but handmade + eco-friendly too. Most all the things that got me into sewing in the first place. Heart it! My pattern came in a box! […]

PIP: DIY Couture Pleated Skirt

PROJECT IN PROGRESS: Pleated Skirt Pattern by DIY Couture. Here’s a prototype of the Pleated Skirt that I’m currently working on. Sometimes called a muslin or toile. It starts as 2 rectangles, lots of marking and pinning for the pleats, sewing of the pleats, joining the two main skirt pieces together on the side, leaving […]

Great Knits For Holiday Travel

Happy Holidays!! Those who will be doing some traveling, relaxing, hanging out with family will have a great opportunity to do some knitting too! On a plane or on a train. On a boat or on the beach. Or anywhere at all. Here are a few great “travelin’ knits” (and crochet) from some of my […]

Sewing Blogs I Heart

Here are some great resources online for sewing news and inspiration! Lots of talented sewers out there posting great information from tips to links. Craft Gossip Their sewing section aggregates lots of great sewing news from other blogs. Unhandbag A blog about sewing bags and more! The Sew Weekly She was featured on The Storque […]

What’s A Sustainable Fabric?

Wild Bamboo. Source: LifeBlazing Organic materials such as Cotton, Bamboo, Hemp, and Soy are very trendy these days. All are abundant, easy to grow, and hardy. Bamboo especially makes a gorgeous fabric or yarn. Luxuriously soft and light, it has a wonderfully curious feel with a nice sheen and slightly bouncy drape. It’s like a […]

Pantone Color of the Year 2011

It’s almost time to kiss 2010 goodbye! And Pantone has kicked it off already by declaring a color for the new year! And the winner is – PANTONE Honeysuckle 18-2120. So next time you make a project that happens to feature Pantone’s official color of the year, you can say so! Pantone 2011 Press Release