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[30 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,037 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 | 3,202 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 | 12,952 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.

Headline, photography stuff, photoshoot friday »

[11 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 11,703 views]
Photoshoot Friday, Springtime in the Winter edition

In November I had the privilege of shooting the pattern photos for Louet’s Spring 2014 collection. Mari of Stitchcraft Marketing flew up from North Carolina and acted as stylist and photo assistant. It was a particularly tricky shoot to wrangle around the weather and backgrounds. It was November in Boston but most of the trees were bare of leaves so we could pretend it was early early spring before the trees were budding. (At least I hope that’s how it looks.)

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[10 Apr 2014 | 6 Comments | 6,621 views]
A Fox for Fox

One of the things I promised myself after quitting the day job in the fall was to learn a couple new quilting and sewing skills. High on the list? Paper piecing.

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[4 Mar 2014 | 10 Comments | 4,039 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!

Featured, Headline, knitting, photography stuff, quilting, sewing, Travel »

[27 Jun 2012 | 8 Comments | 13,040 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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[18 May 2012 | One Comment | 7,716 views]
Photoshoot Friday, Charleston Tea edition

I always love when Thea pings to set up a photoshoot. She comes stocked with ideas for styling, props and location. Invariably we leave the prop bag in the car, but I love the energy she brings to a shoot. She’s so much fun to shoot with, and I think that comes through in the photos. I never have to ask her to laugh or smile, she’s always just ready.

We had a specific beachy theme in mind for this shoot, but the weather wasn’t cooperating in the slightest. We’d planned …

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[17 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | 5,996 views]
Photoshoot Friday, Frick Frick Beret edition

It seems fitting to me that on a weekend I’m spending with my girls that I should highlight a photoshoot from the last time we got together. When we were in Michigan in May, Flint Knits Pam had just finished a pattern for a super cute beret she’d made for JulieFrick. I love so much when my friends can be models because they’re so relaxed and it all looks so natural. Love that.
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(Frick is gorgeous, so that makes it easy too.)
Sur bicyclette! (because nothing …

FOs, Headline, knitting, Knitting It Old School »

[15 Feb 2012 | 8 Comments | 9,075 views]
from the knitting failure archive

Last winter and spring I expected to be blogging a lot more while Stitchy and I were touring with the trunk show for Knitting it Old School. Except then I didn’t blog much at all and consequently missed posting a bunch of FOs. I have one particular FO that I’ve been sitting on not because I don’t like it, but because it’s really not my best work at all. Nobody likes to talk about their failures, right? This one isn’t a giant failure, just a failure to listen to instinct …