Archive For 29 May 2013

Simplicity 1652  {pattern review}
Pattern Review: Simplicity 1652

Pattern Review: Simplicity 1652

I’m a sucker for dresses and on most days you’ll find me in one. They hide a multitude of sins (I’m blaming you, M&Ms) and are just way comfier than a pair of jeans. So I’m always on the look-out for new patterns to try out. I stumbled onto this recently and held onto it…

WIP: Grandma’s Quilt

WIP: Grandma’s Quilt

When I said that this would be my project for 2013, I thought I was overestimating, giving myself a little wiggle room. But I think that first guesstimate on the time it will take was right: all year. The stitches are a little wonky–both great-grandma’s piecing and my quilting–but with this project I don’t really…

Quilt Market Crazies

Quilt Market Crazies

Quilt Market was this past weekend and in case you’ve never heard of it (and I hadn’t until a couple years ago!),  let me briefly explain: Twice yearly, the quilting industry gathers for a three-plus day convention to offer up a look at the new patterns, tools and fabrics. It’s for the trade, so it’s…

Quilt Market Crazies
Scrappy winner!

Scrappy winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the scrap pack during the Sew,Mama,Sew! Giveaway day promo. I’m excited to announce that the lucky winner of the sweet sixteenths is: NIKITA I loved reading everyone’s comments about what they were working on (string quilts, scrap vomit quilts and scrappy trip around the worlds seem to be…

Quilt Market Guide to Portland: Downtown

Quilt Market Guide to Portland: Downtown

You might think of Portland as the place where young people come to retire, but seriously, it is so much more than the Portlandia show makes it seem. Next week fabric retailers, designers and bloggers are descending on the city for Spring Quilt Market and I am stoked. What could be better, really? So many…

It’s Giveaway Day-Week!

It’s Giveaway Day-Week!

Twice each year, Sew,Mama,Sew! does this awesome thing called Giveaway Day. I haven’t been able to participate in a while with life being a bit crazy, then forgetting, and thinking I’ll do it the next time, then not. But this year I am doing it! And what am I giving away you ask. How about…

Dresses for all!

Dresses for all!

Lyn shared this adorable picture from one of her last days at the Tam Ky orphanage. Can you pick out the boy hidden in a dress? I only have my guess, but I know his name is Khang and no one batted an eye about putting him in one of the dresses we made. This…

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