All posts from Susi

  • Project: Quick Cactus

    I had so much fun with my first fleece cactus that I went ahead and did another one. Quick Cactus Supplies: Fleece (scraps, or 1/2 yd if you are buying new) fiber fill Thread Paper for template Opti... Nov 02, 2016 - No Comments

  • Updates from the Stitch Lab: Sleeve Report

    We are cranking away as we steam towards Halloween. Just to refresh your memory, we are making the Schuyler Sisters from Hamilton, and a Lizzy Bennet Zombie. (among other things.) You can see some of ... Oct 26, 2016 - No Comments

  • Stitch Lab Updates: Candy Corn Sachet

    Here is a quick little project that one of the student’s in the Stitch Lab created. Its a Candy Corn Sachet. Voila! The inspiration and the basis for the pattern are found on Chico and Jo righ... Oct 18, 2016 - 1 Comment

  • Zarina Wings. Bail.

    I started making Fairy Wings. And I got stuck. I pushed a little bit more, and got stuck again. I looked a YouTube and read tutorials about how some AMAZING wings were created. But, alas, mine still s... Oct 06, 2016 - 2 Comments

  • Project: Zarina The Fairy

    In the movie “The Pirate Fairy,” Zarina, the main character, begins as an ordinary fairy in the Pixie Hollow community. My daughter asked me for a costume and she was very specific about h... Oct 05, 2016 - 1 Comment

  • Costume Season

    Ah, dear readers, summer is now over. School has begun and with that, the Stitch Lab is OPEN!!!! NOTHING could be finer than a brand new trimester of eager new sewers. My loyal band of seasoned Lab ve... Sep 06, 2016 - 4 Comments

  • British Invasion Inspiration

    My husband is English, so we travel to London to visit his family. I have a fondness for all things British. The iconography of the country is strong. And I love the Union Jack more than the next guy.... Jul 13, 2016 - No Comments

  • Project: Cactus Pillow

    I have had my eye on cactus lately. So, I thought it would be fun to get the stitch lab to do some too. I wanted to make one that was fun for them. Here is the pattern so you can make one too. Projec... Jun 15, 2016 - No Comments

  • Embellished “Greased Lightning” Skating Outfit

    No sooner did I finish the Grease Skating costume, then we started back with the embellishments. This whole time I was concerned that the outfit was good, but it was not a “traditional”... Jun 01, 2016 - 1 Comment

  • 50’s Theme Ice Skater

    My daughter made the leap from “casual skater” to synchro-team and competitive events. Thanks to our lovely gentle coach, the transition was perfect for our family and our skater. When i... May 18, 2016 - 3 Comments