Sunday, November 27, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011


St. Mark's Church, 11pm, Halloween Night 2011


There is no better time to start crafting than during the holiday season. And to keep you crafting all winter long, the store I work for is having a great giveaway over at their blog. Pins & Needles is giving away not one but 5 Martha Stewart Holiday Craft books.

It's so easy to enter! Go here to find out more info and you may just win a free book!

Friday, November 18, 2011


I love stitched designs but I love them even more when you can where them around your neck. So obviously stitched jewelry is on my holiday wish list. How about you?

1) Map of Texas Necklace by ilgattoselvatico
2) Golden Triangle Necklace by Gammafolk
3) Felt Embroidered Necklace by lovemaude

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Oh, how I wish I could teleport to Portland tomorrow night to attend the book launch party of Colette's new sewing book.

I remember when I first came across Colette patterns it was the sweet, unique and fresh pattern cover design that initially caught my eye. No tacky Butterick model photos here. Instead a soft color palette with a sketch of a curvy normal looking girl on the cover.

Colette's first sewing book came out just a couple weeks ago. Her patterns in the book continue to carry out her fresh take on classy vintage designs. But what really makes Colette amazing is her Blog and all the amazing free sewing tips and patterns she offers up to the public. In the cyber world, people are always on the hunt for not just good freebies but excellent ones and they can be hard to come by.

Colette's booth at Quilt Market

If you have ever had the itch to try and sew a garment, then I recommend heading over to her blog to not only be inspired but to pick up some great techniques you are sure to employ with your stitched creations.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Fun times were had at the very cute MicroCrafts events held at the store I work for.
You can check out the full photo album of our fun shenanigans HERE.

We celebrated the launch of Quirk's MICROCRAFT book with some fun mini projects, like these adorable mini owl ornaments and mini bunting banners.

The book is so worth adding to your collection just for this one project. Plus you are sure to be prepped for your next mini craft party that you plan to have.