We love Rock

Sunday, July 29, 2012

How about you?

Sunday Lovin

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pillow Talk

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pillows really make a difference. Love these textiles. Photo via Justina Blakeney

And the verdict ladies and gentlemen...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Beads are BACK!!!

They'll be stone cold by morning...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Student Designs!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Another student's design is almost complete. Seriously, no need to watch Project Runway. Just stop by our shop. Xo-Moni

Dunkin Lady

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I feel like her today :-)

It's Pom Pom Season

Monday, July 9, 2012

Image & Inspiration via A Pair & A Spare

Such great inspiration to re-vamp the old wardrobe. See how just shortening the hem and adding a simple trim can give you a great effect. Follow the simple steps below to create your own pair of pom pom shorts:

Images & Inspiration via A Pair & A Spare
Step 1: Trim your trousers to the desired length leaving 1" for seam allowance.

Step2: Fold and iron the bottom edge by 1/2"(do this twice) to create the hem of your shorts.

Step 3: Stitch the pressed hem in place using a straight stitch.

Step 4: Stitch the pom-pom trim to the bottom edge of the hem using a straight stitch.

Now it's time to show it off those legs of yours! Pair the shorts with a simple top and fun accessories.
Got to love a good summer craft!
XO - Katie

Food Art

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Can one drink too much coffee or eat over zealously in Paris?




Tip on the Tightrope

Sunday, July 8, 2012

You've got to tip on it... Can't get enough of her.
Tightrope by Janelle Monae

The Humble Chandelier

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Image via Beth Helmstetter
Image via Beth Helmstetter
This mason jar DIY really takes the cake! Whoever planned Surya + Nick's wedding reception did a fabulous job. I wouldn't mind making one of these just to hang in my dining room, no special occasion needed.

Here are the tools you need to make your own rustic chandelier:
-1/2" Thick Wood Plank
-Spade Bit to Drill Large Holes size of bit depends on diameter of jar 
-Mason Jars
-Votive Candles
-Rope to Hang Chandelier

Happy Crafting ~
XO - Katie


Saturday, July 7, 2012

The highlight of my Paris trip has been basking in Art. From street corner graffiti tags to the Louvre's incredible sculpture collection, Paris is Art and Art is Paris. The exposure to all has left me a different person, one who adores a story even more and a painting one million times over a digital print.

I'm curious as to what will artistically surface from me post trip. Maybe a combination of both?


Hostess with the Most

Friday, July 6, 2012

Image via Signature Style
Be the hostess with the most and welcome your guests with this brilliant chalkboard idea! Using a couple coats of chalkboard paint and an old silver tray you can make a great greeting plaque, a dinner menu, or a fun serving tray. Such a brilliant DIY!

Summertime Tote

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Suraj (a beginning sewing class grad) stopped by the shop this week to sew up a tote for one of his friends. He went for the twill weaves - denim and red/cream stripe oxford - to make the ultimate summertime tote. I think it turned out quite nice and funny enough, it matched his outfit!

Sew up a tote of your own - get the sewing pattern here or join in the fun and sign-up for a class.

Quilting Inspiration

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Patriotic Holiday has me seeing red, white and blue. Taking my design mood to the next level, I started looking on JoAnn Fabrics for some cotton fabrics and found a sweet color combo to make a simple block quilt. Sew one up for yourself and get inspired by perusing some downloadable quilt patterns here or join one of our Quilting Workshops!
Happy 4th!
xo - Katie

Summer Dresses

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Our June classes wrapped up this last week and lots of ladies finished sewing up their summer dresses. Stripes, florals, linen, sateen and chiffon, we saw it all! Here's some quick snap shots of the final projects.
PS You're invited to the next Beginning Dress Construction class! We would love it if you joined.

Thimble Art

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I love our shop's thimble collection; it's full of inspiration! From porcelain to silver work, hand painting to embroidery, it serves as a tiny window to the world and its many design influences.


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