While I was abroad this summer I visited the Wollmeise store in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm: I’ll post more of a summary of the visit in a week or so when I’ve sorted out all my photographs. For now, I wanted to post about an exciting fact: we’ve hit $1,500 in the fundraiser for the … Continue reading New manatee bags for FlintKids.org
I’ve been doing a lot of sewing recently, mostly project bags. Most are Spoonflower fabric, and all are repeatable. I’ve also made some new stitch markers. The oak leaves are one-offs, but the little green balls glow in the dark, and I have other colors of those that I’ll be making up soon. All are … Continue reading Sewing for Flint
Both of these bags are custom orders for my JHU CTY Scholars Fundraiser — in short, I donate 100% of proceeds (not profits, all money) from my Etsy shop, KnitSpinQuilt in September and October to the JHU CTY Scholars Program. This bag has a top and lining that match the light green geckos: This bag … Continue reading Finished bags Friday-Saturday
Linking up with WIP Wednesday today. Or, “my sewing space is a complete mess, but I find it hilarious and even slightly restful.” My room has been transformed from a bedroom into a piecing factory. My bed provides nearly all the space I need to lay out cut fabrics in sets as I prepare for … Continue reading Work in Progress Wednesday
I’m going to the Massachusetts Sheep and Wool festival this weekend and decided to turn it into a long weekend out of town visiting friends. And what do you do when you visit friends who knit? You bring them yarn they commissioned. (I sometimes spin for friends if they buy the fiber.) First some Gotland … Continue reading Pre-MASW update
We recycle plastic bags, and the plastic bag full of plastic bags hanging on a door handle have been getting on my nerves. So I did a little digging online, checked a couple of tutorials for ideas, and made a plastic-bag holding tube! I started off with a fat quarter, and backed it with fusible … Continue reading One (unexpected!) finished project
I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing and getting-rid-of-stuff over this winter break. I culled something over seventy books from my overcrowded bookshelves, which means that the books I own now fit on my bookshelves without stacks on the floor for the first time since I moved back to NYC. (Some of them … Continue reading Organization! It’s a wonderful, if short-lived thing.