We have been very busy in the stitch lab. The girls are making Christmas presents galore! Here is a sneak peek at some of the pillow cases that were completed last week.
I love the non-traditional c... Dec 15, 2014 1 Comment
In looking for a project to do with the sewing class, I came across this iPad sleeve pattern and thought it would work really well. We MADE it work, but it was not the finest choice. I still like the ... Dec 11, 2014 1 Comment
Some friends of mine were heading out on their Foreign Service assignment across the globe. They were flying to Hanoi with two kids under four. Here they are, all locked down and ready to roll. Daunt... Nov 13, 2014 8 Comments
Is this the look of a knitter proud of his first finished project or what?!
This is my 9-year old nephew Chase showing off his three-color neckwarmer. Chase asked me to teach him to knit back at East... Oct 20, 2014 3 Comments
Here is a great project that you will BOTH enjoy doing. I offer Foil Friends.
sheets of tin foil
marker (such as Sharpie, to make the lines)
Tear off a sheet of foil. You donR... Oct 15, 2014 No Comments
Based on what everyone is pinning these days, it seems like September has put people in a Halloween state of mind. Well, it does pay to start those crafting project early, so here are eighteen project... Sep 16, 2014 4 Comments
I have never forced my daughter to do crafts. I offer supplies that are age appropriate and just let her do what she wants. So imagine my surprise and delight when she marched directly up to me and sa... Sep 08, 2014 4 Comments
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
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
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