All posts from Susi

  • 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 - No 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mother’s Day

    In the Stitch Lab, we were busy making scarves for our Mothers. This is a great quick project option. It was really fun to watch the girls pick out fabric for a project for their mothers. It was inte... May 10, 2015 - 1 Comment

  • Project: Super Quick Scarf

    There are scarves everywhere these days. They are the new fun accessory. There are endless variations on the this theme, so we want to dissect some of the choices available. Flat Scarf: Supplies: 9-1... May 08, 2015 - 1 Comment

  • Knitting Manners

    We started Knit Club at school. Off they went into the world, with their knitting. My heart was full. The next day (the VERY next day) they each came running back in to show me their knitting. It was... May 07, 2015 - 6 Comments

  • Project: Cutwork Scarf

    In the land of very fast projects I offer the Cutwork Scarf Cutwork scarf Supplies: Approximately 1/3 of a yard of appropriate fabric. When you are at the cutting table, see how straight the cutting w... May 06, 2015 - No Comments

  • Recipe: Fresh Pea Soup

    We went out for dinner the other night and I had the fresh pea soup. It was heavenly, and I left vowing to make it. I didn’t need to invent the wheel here, I was happy to try a recipe from the ... Apr 30, 2015 - 2 Comments