Yesterday we had our monthly Zoom meet up for the Snowflake Sampler Block of the Month. We all agree that hand stitching- really any kid of crafting- has provided a nice way to keep hands busy and relax our mind when we sit down. Some of our members live is areas that are now experiencing their 3rd lockdown and warnings of possibly more. Keeping our hands busy, and creating a rhythm with our movement is a great way to relax the mind and calm our thoughts. And I’m not going to lie, the added surprise of a new block each month in our BOM has been fun too!
I’ve had busy hands and I’m so thankful for all these little hand stitches!
So many people all over the world have watched my Sashiko #wisecraftstitchalong series on YouTube since it was published back in November of 2017 (wow, has it really been that long!!??) That entire playlist is free, and if you’re looking for a creative project to do while you’re are at home, I highly recommend giving Sashiko stitching a try!
Oh what a weird week…
I have only left the house to run 2 short errands since last Wednesday night, and will continue to stay put. The other day, when I pulled up at the print shop I use, to pick up my order, it was handed to me through the car window, wearing gloves. Truly a strange alternate reality right now.READ MORE
Updated 11/3/18- Winner has been chosen over on Instagram, thanks to everyone who entered!
I’m very excited to share the new book by Karen Lewis out now. Wabi-Sabi Sewing: 20 Sewing Patterns for Perfectly Imperfect Projects. I’ve had the book for a few weeks now, and now that a few big projects are off my worktable, I get to dive in.READ MORE
The Found and Foraged Collection has been an idea in the making for a long time. My thought was to create a way to inspire me to keep producing original work. So often, when a creative passion turns into a business, the process can become overwhelmingly uninspiring. It can seem like too much computer work, not enough playing with fabric and thread. I don’t want that to happen. So why not challenge myself to create new pieces of art? New pieces that allow me to play with new creative ideas, concepts, and materials. It has been pure joy to work on these pieces.