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[30 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,562 views]
In progress

Summer is in full swing and while fun, doesn’t always feel productive. Finishing things in the summer is tough but I feel I need to remind myself that I am making progress.

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[19 May 2014 | 17 Comments | 4,233 views]
Hearing vs. Listening

I like to say that I love feedback. I love to hear when someone falls in love with a project bag I’ve made. Or when they tell me my Craftsy class improved their photography. Or that they are complimented on something they knit from one of my patterns. I LOVE that kind of feedback. Who doesn’t? We all like to hear the nice things. So when I say I love feedback, what I really mean is I love to hear the nice things. The not-so-nice things aren’t as lovable. I still appreciate negative feedback, but it takes me a few days to come around to it.

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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 17,611 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 | 10 Comments | 5,653 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 | 13,442 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 | 10,866 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 | 8,068 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 | 16,174 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 | 4,495 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 | 26,190 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! …