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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 25 views]
New Pouch Sizes!

I’m introducing a delightful Jessica Jones fabric to the shop in two awesome colourways today: Pickup Sticks Coal and Pickup Sticks Brick.

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[4 Mar 2014 | 8 Comments | 1,664 views]
You’re not seeing things.

There are so many cobwebs and so much dust on this blog that I might need an allergy pill before I’m done. Yikes.
Blogs are dead they say, but eff those people (I might be one of them). I still have a need to document my sewing though and there’s no Ravelry for quilting and I quit my day job and I just reopened the shop, and I’ve been doing heaps of photoshoots so here I am. Time to tidy up, update themes, fix broken links and all that. 
So, uh. Hi!

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[27 Jun 2012 | 8 Comments | 11,456 views]
Shoot It!

A few months ago I talked about teaching my first class in product photography for indie designers at Webs. A few people commented I should teach the class online. I had to bite my tongue because what I couldn’t respond with was, “I know! Wouldn’t that be great? Wait a few months and I’m going to do a class with Craftsy.com!”

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[6 Feb 2012 | 8 Comments | 7,040 views]
styling and photography class at Webs

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I’m so excited to share another fun thing that’s happening! I’m going to teach a class at Webs! While recording the Ready, Set, Knit podcast back in October, Kathy encouraged me to put together a photography class to share some of my knowledge. And when a queenpin like Kathy tells you to do something, you do it!
The class is called “Styling and Photography for Indie Designers” and will be at WEBS on March 17th at 1pm. Officially, it’s described this way,
“Learn how to prepare …

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[6 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | 6,331 views]
called up to the show

Summer just keeps rolling in, eh?
I’ve been keeping busy down in our basement where it’s 10 degrees cooler than upstairs. In fact, sometimes it’s so cold down here that I have to put extra layers on. The temperature difference is tough in the winter, but right now it is heaven.

I’ve been working on a few projects shop-wise. First on the agenda is Sock Summit in Portland, Oregon. It’s fewer than 3 weeks away! (Gulp!) I’ve been bundling and tagging inventory to ship to the conference at the end of the …

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[22 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 14,304 views]
making good friday better since 2011

Or something like that.
The shop is updated! Heaps of Biggie Boxbags this go ’round too. Woo!

Enjoy your weekend!

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[25 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | 4,207 views]
come ON, spring

I have so many things in the works behind the scenes. I still have 5 knitting FOs to blog. I upgraded my camera. I bought a knitting machine. I changed the way I’m approaching sewing for the shop. I’m waiting on a giant shipment of zippers. I have tutorials half written. I just seem to be spinning my wheels a little. I’m pretty sure I’m lagging behind because it’s March and it’s Spring. AND IT EFFING SNOWED YESTERDAY. Seriously. I’m over Winter, officially.

Let’s see if we can’t shove off the …

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[7 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 25,748 views]
drive by posting

For reals, it’s so bananapants busy around here! Between shop stuff, book stuff and photography stuff, I swear I haven’t had five minutes to finish any of the 10 million blog posts that are sitting in the draft folder. So how about a random Monday list? I like it!

If you’re in the Philadelphia area, Stitchy and I are taking the Knitting It Old School trunk show on the road! We’ll be signing books at Rosie’s Yarn Cellar on Saturday, February 12th from 2pm onward. Come on by and say hello! …

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[29 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 2,446 views]
cyber monday!

Seems like as good a time as any for a massive shop update, eh? Use the code CYBER2010 for 15% everything in the shop until midnight EST tonight.

Whatcha waiting for? Get on over there!

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[28 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,062 views]
e nor mous

Summer really sucks wind for shop productivity, but even doubly so when you’re preparing for a book to come out. Now that it’s on the shelves I can get back to the sewing machine and start cranking stuff out again. Feels good!

First off the press are these new Biggie Box Bags. They’re almost three times as big as my usual box bag size and I’m loving them. They’re HUGE. You can fit a whole bag of Rowan Felted Tweed in with no problem. (I may have augmented the stash this …