Saturday, November 8, 2014

Save The Date: Arts & Crafts Open House on Saturday 11/22

For the 3rd year in a row, I will be a vendor at the Holiday Arts + Crafts Open House at Red Square Yoga in Seattle, WA. The event will take place on Saturday, November 22 from 12 to 6pm.

If you're a local, please save the date and come by for a visit! You can join the Facebook event here.

There should be plenty of unique, handmade gifts to browse and purchase. Great opportunity for some holiday shopping! We will have live acoustic guitar music and some drinks and treats to enjoy.

I am hard at work on table runners and fabric baskets among other things. I am hoping to have a variety of items priced between $10 and $70. I plan on introducing some new designs too: placements, nesting baskets and ornaments. We'll see how much I actually get done before the big day!

I sure hope to see you there!

More info here:
Facebook event:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Halloween Ninjas


It's been FOREVER since I last posted, I am sorry! And this will just be a quick drive-by post to show you the costumes I made for my kiddos for Halloween. In previous years, I posted about my costume-making adventures on Stumbles & Stitches, but I'm trying to share more on this blog now --and doing a terrible job of it, ha!

This year, my boys wanted to be ninjas. So exciting --not. Henry had his mind set on Kai from LEGO Ninjago and Ben wanted to be a "regular" ninja.

I bought a whole lot of knit fabric and some metallic and pleather yardage too. The awesome part of this year's costume sewing is that I learned how to sew with knits!! I'm so excited! And it was so easy! I just looked at my Janome's user manual and set my machine on the tricot stitch. Oh, and I got a jersey needle. Done! It worked beautifully and a new world has now opened to me, filled with fun stretchy projects.

Anyway, back to the kiddos and their Halloween costumes.

Here's the sketch I drew based on their demands. (I promptly spilled coffee all over it, oops.)

Here are some images I found online and used for inspiration and authentic details:

And here are the finished costumes on Halloween morning!

I don't have time to get into the how-to and all those details because I have to get back to work on making things for the Holiday Arts + Crafts Open House in which I'm participating again this year. I'm horribly behind and need to focus. The Open House is on Saturday, November 22 from 12 to 6pm. If you're in Seattle, come by and say hello! There should be lots of beautiful handmade gifts available to browse and purchase.

But tell me, what costumes did you sew for your kids this year?