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  • Iron Craft 2015

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  • Pattern Review: No Yoking Matter

    Spring in the Stitch Lab included some seamstresses who were advancing in their skills. (Oh yes!) So we ventured into the real world of following store bought patterns. I let the girls pick out patter...
    May 28, 2015 1 Comment

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #10 Round Up

    For this challenge the Iron Crafters were asked to use the letter “E” as their inspiration. I love these alphabet challenges because it is fun to see how the inspiration takes different pe...
    May 27, 2015 No Comments

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #11 – Paper

    Let’s have a materials challenge! Find your inner Dr. Russ and create something beautiful using paper. You can use any kind of paper you want, tissue, wrapping, freezer, even card stock or cardb...
    May 27, 2015 3 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #10: E is for Entertaining

    It was the holiday weekend and we did some entertaining. I wanted it to be casual, but, of course, I want to eat good food. I everything came together pretty easily, and it was met with great reviews....
    May 26, 2015 5 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #10 – Embroidery Embellished Tunic

    For this Iron Craft challenge we had to make something with the letter “E” as our inspiration. I was getting ready to head out on vacation for most of the challenge period, so I needed som...
    May 26, 2015 13 Comments

  • Project: Blue Bell Knit Hat

    Here is the ultimate beginner knit hat. It was road tested by the lovely new knitters in Knit Club. Blue Bell Knit Hat Abbreviations: K2tog = knit two together K = knit Supplies: Hometown USA Lion Br...
    May 21, 2015 No Comments

  • Sewing With Kids

    I have a job teaching sewing as an elective at the Middle School. I am working with two classes of bright, enthusiastic 9-12 year old girls. Their experience level ranges from “NEVER sewn before...
    May 21, 2015 No Comments

  • 17 Projects for Summer

    This weekend is the unofficial first weekend of Summer here in the States, so we thought it was a perfect time to remind you of some of the great summery projects in our archives. 1. Leave the Sand a...
    May 20, 2015 No Comments

  • Painting Pottery

    We walked by the paint your own pottery shop one day and ended up inside. It was a magical spontaneous afternoon activity. My girl stuck with it for a REALLY long time, so that made the cost of ̶...
    May 19, 2015 5 Comments

  • Project: Knit Fantasy Garden

    As promised, here is the tutorial and patterns for the fantasy garden I made for the Iron Craft “faux” challenge. This was such a fun project and I am thrilled by how it came out. I can s...
    May 14, 2015 3 Comments