Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sewing for Honduras (and everything in between)

My big sis came down last Friday for a sister sewing weekend. We had a project to do: make simple pillowcase dresses to send down to Honduras.
We only managed to finish 8 dresses. But really, I think that is pretty good for one day. Considering that we also visited a friend and her new baby, shopped at local yard sales, savored some bagels and coffee for breakfast (while sitting down, not driving), and went out for dinner and dessert with friends.

I love sewing days!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


1. Purchase and hang Ikea curtains.

2. Notice all that extra fabric just lying there, puddled on the floor.

3. Take curtains down, trim, and hem.

4. Rest head on lovely new pillow.

Ah...Ikea, originally uploaded by sraines.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April's featured items

Introducing... featured items in the shop for the month of April!

This month's wares are for the home: Pennant banner things! (Wow. Writing that is such a semantic let-down. I can’t settle on a good name for these.) Most people call them banners. I like the word pennant for its reminiscent flavor.
However you choose to slice it, these bunting-pennant-banner-garlands are a great way to decorate. Brighten up a girl's room with the pink pennant. Gussy up a party with the red dotted bunting.
Growing up we had a mylar birthday banner that was hung on the wall behind our kitchen table on the morning of your special day. By dinner, it usually ended up in a pile on the floor- the effect of years of being tightly rolled up. So it is my hope that this birthday banner might serve your family with the same tradition, but will stay put a little better.

You could also design a custom banner with a certain name, words in a different language...
Keep thinking.

There you have it: the features for April.