All posts from Susi

  • 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

  • The Evil Queen Hits the Stage

    This spring, I was asked to help with the costumes for the end-of-the-year Snow White production. (You can see the details of working on the cape, the dress and the crown.) Really, this is a HUGE danc... Jun 26, 2014 - 4 Comments

  • Project: Evil Queen Crown and Head Piece

    I have been designing and sewing the Evil Queen costume for our school’s production of Snow White. Previously, I showed you how I made the cape and the dress. Now onto the tippy top. You want a ... Jun 25, 2014 - 2 Comments

  • Project: Evil Queen Dress

    I was commissioned to make a the Evil Queen costume for the school’s upcoming production of Snow White. You can see the cape post here. Now, let’s talk about the dress. I am so proud of h... Jun 19, 2014 - No Comments