Music Wednesday!

Happy Spring everyone! Slowly but surely, the sun is coming out and the weather is becoming warmer. To help celebrate the start of a sunny season, is a song by Mumford & Sons called The Cave. This band consists of four guys from the UK that have taken over the charts. With their summery folky sound, and their happy banjo strumming this band will make any day better. Listen to this while working on a new skirt or embellishing your new tunic.

The Cave – Mumford & Sons

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Some Chuppah Magic

A few months a beautiful bride-2-be came in with her mom with an idea for a backdrop to decorate the Chuppa in her June wedding.  It turned out to be a multi-session project that we all got very much involved in.   After many hours with wonder-under, scissors and an iron we are starting to get near the finish line.

The bride wants the panel to be something that other family members will use through the years.  It was decided that the the birds would represent the married couples, and the oranges would bear the names of little ones to come.


Wait, our gorgeous bride bears a super strong resemblance to a certain female super hero….

Bleach This!

Here is another great DIY form honestlywtf.  An old shirt , rubber bands and some bleach. What could be more simple?

Hardware Store DIY

I have always loved a local hardware store to find DIY goodies.  In the past I have used metal bits and pieces to decorate tees alongside fabric flowers and ribbons.  Here is a cool project spotted on HonestlyWTF.


Baby Shower Goodies

Last month we had a Baby Shower at the store and around 20 women came and enjoyed an evening of wine and crafts.  All to honor two Mamas 2 Be.  We set up 7 stations that included the opportunity to make gifts ranging from a blanket, pillow to onesies and nightshirt.

Here are some of the goodies that were made.

They decorated this panel, and I later sewed it into the perfect pouch to carry all the baby necessities.

Vintage Goodness

Yesterday, a customer came in for a sewing lesson and brought this beauty in to learn on.  She had it sitting around for a few years at home.  Originally,  it belonged to her grandma.  I was already in love when I saw the adorable case that it came with.

After a bit fiddling with the threading and bobbin we finally got a pretty decent stitch going so we set about making a pillow case.  Not only did the pillowcase turn out awesome, it is even more special since it was put together with a bit of history

Praline Deliciousness….

Making this now.  Serious Yummm Factor.  Although, kinda moving in the other direction from making the slip dress fit.  But so worth it!

Thank you Paula for this one.

Elizabeth, we love you!

“Cat on a hot tin roof” really is my all time favorite film, and I am not just saying that because we lost the amazing Elizabeth.  It seriously always was and always will be my favorite.  The part in the beginning where her and  Paul Newman go at each other and she is in that insanely cute slip dress is cinematic history.

So, thought it would be nice to pay homage to the great dame and the film by sewing a little slip dress for summer.  OK, not that we can fill it out like her, and to be honest I could not even think of squeezing my huge belly in one right now, still I am dying to give it a go and sport mine with some simple flips once baby is born.

Rent the film to get inspired and start up the old machine!

Here is one that we spotted on the fancytiger site using an Anna Maria Horner pattern.

Pretty Terry Towel – and my obsession with the word “Pretty”

A pretty dress made out of Terry Towel – basically means one thing less to pack in your beach bag.  Now, if the weather would just play nice we could actually wear it.

Start making yours with this tutorial from Made.

Pretty in Purple

I am seriously in love with these tiny beauties spotted on Etsy at Jardin de Papier. Not quite sure what I would ever do them though.  Maybe they remind in some way of the great Mrs. Taylor XOX