So, recently I said that I'm not really a gadget girl, but good tools? That's another thing! And, this week I fell in love with Angela Wolf's Tailor's Clapper. This is my third Tailor's Clapper and it will now be my last. It's that good! My first went onto that great pressing tool bin in… Continue reading Clapper Love and it’s Joys
For the 2020 Sewing & Stitchery Expo, I was asked to teach a cork project as one of my classes. Totes are always fun and useful, so I called my wonderful friends at Oliveusgirls LLC and talented Debbie designed a tote for me. Talented friends are a very good thing! Debbie named her design the… Continue reading Teaching Toteable Cork
I'm don't collect lots of tools, but my new Panasonic iron was definitely a wise choice!
Sew!! Are you doing more of that these days? I hope so!! It's one of the creative superpowers that will help us get through this. After assessing my supplies, I've been able to determine that I could be socially isolated for the rest of my life and be able to keep sewing. You, too? (Don't… Continue reading Here We are in I-Sew-Lation
We had our first snow last week. So, in the midst of January closet cleaning, and a few days of house-bounded-ness (look a new word!), I started thinking about upcycling old sweaters. They’re pretty easy to find – your closet, his closet, under the teenager's bed or at the thrift store. There are super fun,… Continue reading Snowy Day Sweater Upcycling
My favorite event of the year is coming up!! The 2020 Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo is February 27th - March 1st and I'm teaching classes again. LOTS of classes! And, a stage presentation - oh, my! Online registration opens tomorrow morning, Wednesday, January 8th at 8:30 am PT, so. . . . .… Continue reading I’m Teaching at the 2020 Sewing & Stitchery Expo!
I was pretty sure we'd all gone crazy when I heard about sewing with Cork. But, then I saw a few of the projects and, most importantly, realized that we weren't talking about just any old Cork! No one was cutting up wine corks, fortunately! I guess I envisioned sewists dismantling their bulletin boards or… Continue reading Pop a Little Cork Into Your Sewing
I'm back from the 2019 Puyallup Sewing and Stitchery Expo, rested up and ready to roll again! The week was spent teaching, learning, meeting up with friends and being INSPIRED. So, I'll make this quick, follow up with more and then I'm off to my Sewing Spa to SEW!! For the first time, I started… Continue reading Teaching and Learning – Sew Expo 2019
If you belong to a sewing, quilting or other creative group, then you understand the incredible satisfaction of gathering with your tribe! I spent some time exploring the value of groups and guilds recently and I want to share with you. Because you, most definitely, are my tribe!! Your Reading Assignments Shows, classes and retreats… Continue reading Gathering With Your Tribe
We're coming up on the 2nd birthday of The Sewful Life and in typical toddler fashion, it's talking more all the time! So, let's review the Top Ten posts of 2018 and see what you loved the most. You'll have a good chance to review your favorites and visit the ones you missed! BTW -… Continue reading The Sewful Life’s 2018 Top Ten