The Sewing Summit
Owen was treated to a pile of Pirate fabrics, which clearly he loved, just not enough to smile for a stranger for – haha! He spotted the pirate ships, and skulls in the bolts at Riley Blake, and claimed the floor space just in front of them while I chatted about Sewing Summit with Jina and Cindy. I’m told these rambunctious fabrics, are nearly sold out – if you want some, better hunt now!
Owen enjoyed pulling out all the fat quarters and finding the matches. Then selecting the fabrics for his new scooter bag!
He likes to carry his matchbox cars outside and take them for a ride, and the left over birthday goodie bag he had been using was shredded. A new bag seemed like the perfect solution, especially with skull fabric!
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Hi there! Yesterday I made a big loop around the mountains, collecting boxes of goodies from supporters of the Sewing Summit, and depositing most of those boxes with Erin, since she has a bit more space (or used to!) to store a *few* boxes. This is one of the boxes, that stayed with me:
From the very beginning Erin and I envisioned a classroom full of machines, so that friends could come by airplane, and still have hands on learning time at the Sewing Summit. Thanks to our friends at Baby Lock, that vision will be realized in just a couple of weeks!
In the final weeks leading up to the Sewing Summit, there’s some last minute sewing to accomplish, and a new machine to familiarize myself with. Just getting it out … Read More »
Have you been following along with Erin and her holiday edition of Mug Rug Madness? If not you should go check it out! There’s tons of inspiration, and tutorials so you can make your very own mug rugs. And maybe a few extra for gifts!
Along with all the inspiration and instruction, there’s also prizes to be won. Be sure to find the giveaway post, and enjoy!
I’m running all over Salt Lake today before my girls get out of school. I’m happy to say that details for the Sewing Summit are coming together and we are excited to have fun with blog friends in person!
I’ll be back with more soon!
I know that irons can be a bit of a hot button topic among sewists. Everyone seems to have their favorite -
When Joe and I were first married, I had a Rowenta iron, which clunked out early on due to a power malfunction. Joe fixed it, then it started leaving rust marks on items when water was used in the tank. Finally, we just had to toss it.
Pictured : Oliso, Reliable, Rowenta, Panasonic
After that, we picked up a cheap Sunbeam model at Costco, and it works, even still. I will say though, it’s not as hot as I would like it to be. I just checked the wattage is 1200, and on the low side for irons. And so, I … Read More »
We made it to the first day of school, and everyone was on time! Yay! It always feels like a big accomplishment the first few days of school. To simplify the process, everyone was excited, so they popped out of bed and rushed downstairs to begin the day. It’s so hard (as mom) to realize that they are growing up, and becoming so independent. So I try to focus on today, and not think about Ella driving in 5 years, or Owen starting Kindergarten next year. Just today. Praying that they all have a good day, and ready to do it all over again tomorrow!
This was their one serious picture, here’s a more animated one :
Told you they were excited!
Links for you -
Allison and … Read More »
Last month when I posted my iPad case, I offered and you requested a tutorial, and I’m so happy to make good on that promise today! I have instruction to make this pouch in iPad size and laptop size, along with a little math to help make a perfectly sized pouch for your favorite electronics!Supplies:Variety of fabrics, scraps, fat quarters, or yardage.1 yd of interfacing, (I used pellon, DecorBond) if using a different sort, take note of the width, and make sure you have enough length. 2 layers of batting4-6″ of sew in velcro——Before we start with the instruction, what size is your device?***My iPad2 measures 9.5″ x 7.25″I cut my fabrics at 11″ x 19″to use strips for the exterior, I cut 8, 3″ x 11″ strips then trimmed to size.***My laptop measures 15.5″ x 10.5″I cut my fabrics at … Read More »
Join us for Travel Handmade over at The Sewing Summit!
What is Travel Handmade – you ask?
A fun series full of bags! Tutorials, pattern reviews, and quite possibly a few giveaways!
Get all the details by following this link!
This has been such a full week! I hope your week has gone well, I was so excited to share the new partnership with BurdaStyle for The Sewing Summit yesterday. That’s been a work in progress with a number of emails and phone calls to sort details out recently, and now with less than three months until the Sewing Summit, it is crunch time! I’m really looking forward to the weekend of the event – it’s going to be so great to meet and get to know people that I’ve been friends with online! Too bad I can’t wiggle my nose and have all the details decided!
I’ve been planning a doll quilt for my secret partner, and pulled some fabrics that I think will be well received.
It’s really fun to stalk and learn more about my partner, her … Read More »
To visit me in a couple different places online today!
After working on a partnership for the Sewing Summit, I’m so excited to be able to share this exciting news with all of you! And yes, the Sewing Summit is a big reason why I’ve had trouble getting to my sewing machine lately. So many details!! Anyway, go read this post and leave me a comment over there.
Also! I was interviewed by Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts. Stop over and read more about my quilts, Modern Basics, Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, and the Sewing Summit! AND there’s a chance to win a copy of Modern Basics – go read more and enter to win!
Thank you for reading and being an encouragement to me!
I have to share what is going on with The Sewing Summit! Erin and I have spent many late nights chatting, to get decisions made and progress happening. I love progress!
If you don’t know what The Sewing Summit is…It’s a modern sewing and blogging conference. We want to reach out into the blog community, and bring these amazing friends into real life! While we are at it, learn something new, and hone our skills in sewing and blogging. There’s always something new to try, or that needs practice, right?
For me, blogland has seen me through tough times, given me a community, and inspired me to dream big! With so many friends out there, yet to be met, a gathering place such as The Sewing Summit is where I want to be. What about you?
Our most recent development was … Read More »
Hi Friends! How’s the Festival treating you? I hope you all are enjoying the hop! I had hoped to share my quilt with you all today, but I ran out of thread while quilting. Stink…I’ll be working on getting more today.
So, I thought I would share an exciting project I’ve been working on!
My friend Erin from Quilting Bee Blocks, and I have spent the last couple of months researching and planning, an event that’s just for us! We haven’t been able to say much online about it yet, but we have been planning it since July and are absolutely bursting with all the great stuff we’ve got going so far — you are not going to want to miss it!
We’re planning lots of stuff to do with sewing: classes on machine quilting, bag making, garment construction, improv piecing; make … Read More »
Hi friends! This place has been a flurry of activity with the Blog Hop going on! I hope all of your really do try the Alfredo recipe – my family loves it!
I had the opportunity to meet some fellow bloggers this week, we were invited to a luncheon for a new Quilt Retreat starting here in Utah! We were blessed with a fantastic lunch and great company.
Amanda, Me, Jill, & Amber
After lunch, Sydney gave us a tour of the quilt retreat spaces. This was my favorite bedroom, each bed has a quilt and duvet, with lots of pillows and adorable sheet combinations. I spaced my camera…so this was the one decent pic I got from my phone. The workroom is great too, with individual tables covered in fabric, and shared ironing boards/cutting tables. Sydney has thought … Read More »