my in-laws are currently cleaning out victor’s late grandparent’s home, which means there are a lot of lovely things they are trying to find homes for.
over the holidays they encouraged victor and myself to take anything we could find a use for. when I saw a giant bag of embroidery thread in victor’s grandmother’s cross stitching supplies, I knew it would be perfect for my nieces to make friendship bracelets. Read More
if i haven't stated it before, i'm officially jumping on the dropcloth sampler train because earlier this week i finished by second dropcloth sampler in a month. Read More
after my fantastic experience with my first dropcloth sampler (more on that here and here) i was excited to try the second one my sister had sent me: the color wheel. Read More
happy holiday week everyone! I've just about finished my dropcloth sampler and want to show you. Read More
my sister abby gives the best gifts. seriously she kills it. Read More
final post in technique week! if you are just joining us here is what we have covered so far:
on monday i did a tutorial for making your very own fabric labels with just fabric, stamps, and ink. on tuesday i covered french seams, or rather the do's and don'ts of using french seams. on wednesday i talked about straight stitch seams and what i feel are the three key benefits of using them. on thursday i wrote a guide to facings, which are my personal favorite finishing technique.
for our final post today we are talking about the benefits of hand stitching. Read More
i think of my early sewing projects like i think of high school: sure at the time i thought i had it figured out and was doing a bang up job, but man there were some cringe worthy situations.
however unlike my high school experiences i am better for it and am willing to talk about them. so i thought i would put together a list of my favorite techniques and tips that i've found make my sewing more professional. Read More