All posts from Susi

  • Long Weekend in Chicago

    It is a traveling summer for me. I will spend almost no time in my own bed in July. I am a lucky girl to have so many places to go and so many people to see, but the schedule is tight, that is for sur... Jul 29, 2015 - 1 Comment

  • The Dust (before it settles) – Susi’s Craft Room

    We moved, but at this point that is ancient history. As most of you know, moving is the devil’s errand. Once you move it could be 1 year or maybe 30 years before you “get to all those boxe... Jul 28, 2015 - 4 Comments

  • Shady Hollow Flea Market 2015

    I visited Shady Hollow Flea Market last year. It is now an official date for my husband and I. Let’s start with the “man things”. Here is my favorite guy, looking at old plates. An... Jul 14, 2015 - No Comments

  • Weekend Cocktail: Caipirinha

    We were recently treated to an authentic Brazilian cocktail. The Caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil. It is made with an alcohol called Cachaca, which is made with fermented sugar cane. (Near ... Jul 11, 2015 - No Comments

  • Project: Wonder Woman Cape (Swim Edition)

    I have made a Wonder Woman costume before, but this time I wanted to make a cape out of terry. That way, the cape would be big and dramatic, sure, but also, it would be warm and practical. Even the ti... Jun 17, 2015 - No Comments

  • T-shirt Makeover Inspirations

    I have collected fabric, and even some t-shirts to refashion. But I need to move from stash to suitcase. I thought that perhaps some of you might be stuck too. The trick is, these would be easy enoug... Jun 11, 2015 - 1 Comment

  • 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: 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

  • 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