All posts from Susi

  • PPR 13 Challenge 1 House of Cornish

    This week the designers had to pick their fabrics from a mystery selection in a trunk on their work table.  It just so happens that my friend had sent me a big box of fabric for the new season (and m... Jul 31, 2014 - 1 Comment

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge 15: Embellished Hat Tutorial

    I have lost some hats along the way, so I needed some new ones. The thermometer says “hot hot” but the calendar the stores use says, “get ready for fall”. So when I went shoppi... Jul 30, 2014 - No Comments

  • Artist Richard Saja

    I have seen this type of embroidery project before and was intrigued. Then I came across this interview with the artist Richard Saja. Here is an interview with him in Etsy. I thought is was interesti... Jul 23, 2014 - No Comments

  • Quilting: The Jelly Roll

    A little while back I posted about the jelly roll that I wish I bought last summer. This year it was time once again for the pilgrimage to Minnesota and a visit to the Red Pine Quilt Shop. I was recou... Jul 21, 2014 - No Comments

  • Sewing with Kids: Lounge Pants

    I taught a kids sewing class recently and I want to share all of the lessons (I learned) with you. (That is me with my ladies.) For this class, I preselected the fabric and the pattern.  The whole g... Jul 17, 2014 - 2 Comments

  • Knitting Lessons: Closing the Loop

    When you make a circular project and you cast off the top, you have to close the gap between the first stitch cast off and the last stitch cast off. Let’s talk about how to do that! I am using t... Jul 10, 2014 - 1 Comment

  • Paper Fox Kits

    I saw these foxes at the Paper Source and I bought them immediately. They are for the teachers as part of our end-of-the-year thank you gifts. Here is how the story goes… On the rainy days at ... Jul 09, 2014 - 2 Comments

  • Knitting Lessons: Fabulous Felted Tote

    When I taught knitting, I started by using the pattern Fabulous Felted Tote. This is a GREAT pattern for beginner knitters. The instructions are detailed and well laid out, with clear illustrations to... Jul 08, 2014 - 4 Comments

  • Waterproof Picnic Blanket Duo Part II

    Recently, I made the Lightning Fast Picnic Blanket for the Room 9 basket as a fundraiser project. When one of the teachers saw it, she lifted it up and said, “This is not going to make it to the... Jul 03, 2014 - No Comments

  • The Stitch Lab

    Over the spring, I was asked to work on the costumes for our school’s production of Snow White. I was thrilled to do it. The principal of the school is a fan of Project Runway and saw “My... Jun 30, 2014 - 2 Comments