It's Skirting the Issue 2014 at Simple Simon & Company

It’s Skirting the Issue 2014 at Simple Simon & Company

Skirting the Issue 2014 is underway right now at Simple Simon & Company.  It’s a month-long series of girls’ skirt tutorials to encourage sewists to make a handmade skirt to give …

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Men who sew, and sexism in the sewing community

Men who sew, and sexism in the sewing community

Deanna from Sew McCool usually writes blog posts with sewing inspiration and tutorials. But her post about men who sew has grabbed my attention more than any other post she has …

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thedailysew_1In addition to my regular Craft Gossip blogging today, I’m also on The Daily Sew on Facebook sharing some fun sewing inspiration.  I am honored to be part of this group of super talented bloggers, if only for the day.  …

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#whyisew series to share our sewing journeysThis week some of your favorite sewing bloggers will be exploring why they do what they do.  They’ll tell us why they began sewing, and share some of their journey as they learned this craft.  This promises to be an …

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4 sewing book giveaway at CraftsideOur Recycled Crafts editor Stephanie is running a giveaway on her personal blog, Craftside, that sewing folks might be interested in.  She’s got 4 sewing books, 7 spools of Gütermann thread, a Dritz tape measure, and some pretty buttons to …

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cardcondocoverA little birdie tells me that the project tomorrow (May 17, 2014) at Quick Quilts Saturday is my Card Condo.   How cool is that!!  I was super excited when I heard the news!  The Card Condo is kind of like …

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It's Marimekko Madness at FinnStyle!I don’t care much for sports, but I do love me some fabric!  FinnStyle has the type of March Madness I can get into.  Instead of basketball, it’s Marimekko fabric designs that are competing.  It’s Marimekko Madness!  They’ve put 16 …

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Vintage pattern Etsy sales blitz tomorrowIf you sew from vintage patterns, I’ve got a sales even you’re gonna want to know about.  Pattern Patter, a team of vintage pattern sellers on Etsy, is having a February Freeze Pattern Blitz all day tomorrow, Saturday, February 8, 2014.  Every seller in …

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Laurwyn reflects on sewing and body imageThere is nothing like going shopping for pants or bathing suits to make me feel like a big, misshapen blob.  It’s hard not to internalize when what is being sold is not shaped or sized to flatter your body.  Laurwyn …

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Husqvarna Viking is giving away an Emerald 116I don’t watch football, but I hear that there was a sewing machine on the sidelines of this year’s Iron Bowl.  An Emerald 116 by Husqvarna Viking.  It came through in a pinch and made some emergency repairs to a player’s jersey.  And …

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Melly's Night Before Christmas, sewing styleMelissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews has adapted the classic Christmas poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (better known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas”), into a Christmas wish for her sewing friends, especially those with unfinished sewing projects still in the …

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Justine's answer to handcrafted holiday guiltChristmas is a stressful time for us crafty types.  We set such high expectations for ourselves.  We cruise blogs and see perfectly decorated homes, and think we need to craft a new mantelscape for our own living room.  And we …

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Disclosure: Michaels craft stores provided me with a gift card to cover the cost of supplies for my party, and with party ware to put out at my party.  Their only request was that I blog about the party.  Any opinions

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marimekko-fabric-sale-6Marimekko fans, I’ve got word on a sale you’ll want to know about.  From now through November 25 (2013), you can get 25% off Marimekko fabric over at FinnStyle!  They have a wide selection of Marimekko cottons, upholstery fabric, laminated …

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Hey… what are you guys doing Sunday afternoon?  If you’re in the Little Rock/Central Arkansas area, I’d love for you to come join me at Michaels for some Pinterest-inspired crafting!  We’ll have some cool Pinterest-inspired projects for us to make together.  …

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