One of my favorite blogs is The Perfect Nose. The Nose is responsible for my new addiction to tunics She makes them in wonderful fabrics and always looks so chic and effortless while drinking Midori’s that well, I had to try it. Plus, they are a breeze to make. This one has a few issues. It is a bit expansive across the chest and falls off my shoulders in an annoying way. Continue reading
I had no idea there was this was going on; button collecting! The Colorado State Button Society puts on a button show every year. There are juried competitions and of course dealers and collectors go to buy. There are classes, lectures and workshops too. And, oh all the buttons. Beautiful buttons, everywhere. Old ones,very old ones, Bake-lite, glass, buttons from Germany, China, Egypt. The most expensive I saw was almost 2000.00. The cheapest was a quarter. That’s the bin I was in. Continue reading
How would this be in your sewing studio? You can sit on it and store stuff in it as well. Pretty neat. I’ll take 2! From Designer Martin Bjornson.
I am so happy to announce that I am now the Web Editor for Sew News magazine. You can find out more here on the magazine and all its sister publications. I am working on the web side of things, lots of social media, blogs, websites, maintenance, CMS etc. I must admit I do feel a bit like the fox in the hen house. I never imagined being surrounded by sewing, knitting and quilting people, books, machines etc and get paid for it. Over the moon…
It’s getting increasingly difficult to see my marks for darts and so forth. (I think the cause of my failing eyesight is this hideous grey font every web designer is so hot for.) I found this product at the local fabric shop. Mark-B-Gone is a fabric type paper similar to the carbon or chalk papers but much thicker. I used it on a dark linen. The lines were fairly visible and came off easily on my swatch. I did mark each side individually for better results. Have you used this product? If there is a white paper it would be even better on darker fabrics. Is anyone finding the chalk paper harder to come by?
Do you have a favorite marking product that might be helpful for the visually impaired?
I made a run to the local thrift shop and thought this vid pretty well summed it up.
Probably should of washed this…..