All posts from Susi

  • PPR “Short, Tight and Shiny” challenge, #5 House of Cornish

    This week’s challenge: Design a dress for Heidi. She likes a “surprise”. For me a “surprise” is when my husband says “lets eat out tonight honey”. What she me... Aug 28, 2014 - 2 Comments

  • PPR Red Robin Men’s wear Redo: House of Cornish

    This week the old tuxes came out of a fast food joint. It was a little bit odd. How clever is Kathy??!!?!?!?! She organized to send all of our faithful regulars a gosh awful Ken tux in the mail, well ... Aug 21, 2014 - 3 Comments

  • Stitch Lab Project: Toile Embriodery

    I taught a week summer camp at the Stitch Lab. It was a popular offering and ten kids signed up! Whoo! There are six machines in the room and ten girls signed up, so you can do the math on that. T... Aug 20, 2014 - 6 Comments

  • PPR Challenge #3 “Future Look”

    If I had to guess, I would believe there will be more performance fabric, and more “performance” clothing in 20 years. The “device” (clock/phone/walkie/player/music library) wi... Aug 14, 2014 - 1 Comment

  • PPR Challenge #2 House of Cornish The Last Straw

    For this challenge the designers went to a movie theater, and then they were offered supplies from a climbing shop, an electrician, a carnival, and a candy shop.  They were supposed to make something... Aug 07, 2014 - 3 Comments

  • Pillow Project Progress Post

    I found this amazing mid century piece on Craig’s list, and the only thing I needed to do was make pillows. You may ask yourself, “How hard can it be for a girl who sews to make a pillow?... Aug 05, 2014 - 2 Comments

  • 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