Have you ever wondered how to make a umbrella hole tablecloth? I'm going to show you how to adapt a tablecloth to fit an umbrella pole- without adding a zipper. Bias binding and velcro will make a much nicer finish.Read More
I'm excited to share a bit of the sewing workshop that I held at West Elm, VA Beach last weekend. Earlier this year, I heard that West Elm was looking for local crafters to feature. I sent an email introducing myself and telling a bit about what I do. The next thing I knew, we had a meeting and decided to schedule a Spring Sewing Workshop. Thrilled at the chance to collaborate, I went home and set to work designing a fun little project.Read More
I think there was something magical in the snow on Sunday. As I began the Wedding Veil Making Workshop, the first of a series of DIY wedding workshop experiences, huge snowflakes began to fall, as if on cue.
In this workshop, we made custom wedding veils. With the exception of one mother of the bride, none of these women had sewn before. Making a veil is a very simple hand-sewing project. Perhaps because of the cost associated with weddings and the dreams tied to it, very few people actually make their own veil. I'd like to change that.Read More
I'm really not a big fan of Valentine's Day. To me it's more of a marker that spring is coming. A few hyacinth are blooming in my yard and the camellia's look like they are draped in a pretty pink garland of pompom blooms. With that in mind, this lovebird and perch bring hope that spring is near.Read More