Tag Archive: fabric
I can’t get enough yellow. I love it in its many shades – sunflower yellow, canary yellow, turmeric yellow, yellow squash, lemon yellow, daffodil yellow, egg yolk yellow. It is so bright and sunny and makes me happy. I’ve been seeing it being featured …read more
Friends, as much as I like to fabric shop alone, I always have more fun shopping with others, even when I don’t purchase anything.It’s just fun to be around other passionate fabric hoarders sewers! You probably recognize Beccie (pronounced Becky) above…read more
I am back! I hope you all have been a little more successful in your sewing and crafting endeavors than I have been lately. Above is the vest in regular light after a second run of pressing. The bride really wanted a vest for the groom, but the consultant that they were working with completely ignored…read more
On this episode of the While She Naps podcast. I’m Abby Glassenberg. Today we’re talking about running a fabric company with my guests, Kathy Miller and Michael Steiner. Kathy and Michael are the co-founders of Michael Miller Fabrics. Bloom by Sandra Clemons for Michael Miller Fabrics. We begin by talking about Kathy’s and Michael’s careers…
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Working away on the Antique Shop Floor quilt, and some fabrics I bought but I hope some of you can help me decide what to do with the swatches, and share any walking foot tips with me since mine is looking wonky! The sound isn’t as good as when I used the iPhone, maybe I’ll […]read more
At the start of the month The Fabric Store got in touch to see if I’d be interested in trying out a selection of their fabrics. Of course I jumped at the chance as I’ve been addicted to this store since I visited their LA branch 18 months ago and was b…read more
It all started with a Sachin & Babi dress that I fell instantly in love with. At that point, I wasn’t truly intending on making a dress, but I couldn’t stop thinking about how I would do it, if I ever decided to go ahead with it. I actually had the most perfect fabric in […]read more
Don’t hate me. I can’t tell you why just yet – keyword being yet – but I’ve been working on some bridal pieces using very, very delicate laces, burnout velvets and meshes. They’re beautiful to look at and to touch, but not fun to sew. There’s definitely a learning curve and I use a few …read more
Quilting really isn’t my thing; I’ve made a handful of quilts over the years and while I have been really proud of the resulting blankets, it’s not something I enjoy very much. So, clearly, making a new dress or blouse has taken priority over a long-term quilting project!
On the spare bed for a moment
Truthfully, I had intended to make a quilt for my younger son when he moved into a “bigread more
PATTERN DETAILS This is a fun way to store essentials and have a cute basket at the same time. The divider helps to separate any items. Any fabrics can be used, but look how cute the Shop Hop collection of fabrics for Henry Glass Fabrics works with this fabric bin for a sewing room. Size: […]read more
Excuse me while I step onto my soapbox… Last Saturday was the 16th Bra Making with Madalynne workshop. Sixteen, woot woot! It was a ‘Continental’ Class with folks traveling from Virginia, Florida, Texas and California to attend. I’m blushing 🙂 Stepping off my soap box now… At the beginning of the day, students are usually quiet. …
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Hi friends, I am excited to share with you my most recent finish – the Boho Stacked Quilt! My friend Mathew – or as some of you know him Mister Domestic – asked if I would like to join in […]read more
I have been a busy bee with family and friends, food, deconstruction and sewing.
Here is my new Koos jacket, V1277…
as were the rest of the fabrics. I was able to use a fun silver trim from Paris for the bias sleeve seam.
Here it is on Ethyl, my dress form , where you can get a better idea of the fabrics I chose.
It’s hard to believe I forgot about it, and I will be building my wardrobe for an upcoming trip to London and Scotland around this coat.
Maggie and David came up for a few days last week, and were joined by some friends of theirs from Las Vegas. There was the usual amount of companionable cooking in the kitchen…
This was a tasty barley and vegetable bowl, topped by expertly poached eggs
THIS gorgeous arrangement was a surprise from SIL David. Among the orchids and roses are half a dozen highly fragrant lilies…Over a week later, they are still perfuming the dining room! Thanks, David! You know how to impress your MIL!!!
We enjoyed their visit…we took a picnic lunch up the mountain one day, flew their friends’s drone.
The deconstuction I mentioned is the frightening amount of work we are having done for a serious termite infestation. Among other things, our very large deck has to be replaced, and while they were working, they found some dry rot…
It actually makes a lovely abstract painting, but it has to be repaired…😟
I was honored to be the subject of an article in our local paper recently…
Then he goes to sleep…
One last picture before I go to roast a chicken for dinner…
Dave came in from collecting the eggs the other afternoon and showed me this…it must be a first attempt by one of our new hens. Back to the drawing board, Henny-Penny!
I am traveling over to Patti’s Visible Monday today…come admire the Visible
Like the Nancy Dress I just posted, this top has become another wardrobe favourite. It came as a bit of a surprise to me as this drop shouldered, loose fit isn’t one I naturally gravitate towards. I had in my head that this shape probably wouldn’t be a…read more
In 2015 and 2016, I made some cotton/linen tea towels for my December Open House. They featured fabric designs of my very own. An Editor – Marykate Despres – from Edible Pioneer Valley Magazine came to the Open House. Through that contact, I am thrille…read more
Hiya. I’m aware that this is the third post in a row about a TATB pattern, but what can I say? I dig her style, even though her patterns don’t always work out for me (Francoise and Bettine, I’m looking at you). The Rosa pattern was a gift from my sister-in-law for Christmas, and the […]read more
Last week I got an email from a blog reader named Heather who asked: For many years I have wanted to start my own craft business (specifically sewn goods), however as I have been thinking through what goes into producing each item I’ve come to the conclusion that purchasing fabric wholesale would be the only…read more