Friday, April 27, 2012

Congrats to Gertie.

I haven't been doing much sewing lately, but I have been lurking in the background.   That's not to say sewing hasn't been on my mind, I've been lurking behind the scenes reading blogs, reviews on pattern review and buying way too many patterns on-line.  The $1.99, $2.99 & $3.99 pattern sales from club BMV hook me in every time!

Many of you bloggers out there have heard of Gertie from Gertie's Blog for Better Sewing.  Today she announced her new book;   Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques.    I've been following Gertie's blog for a couple of years now and I'm excited to hear her new book is now available for pre-order on (and also  I placed my pre-order.  Now's the tough part, waiting for September.

For those of you on Pintrest, I've started a Sewing Pin Board.  You can follow me Here.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Very Pintresting

I've been sidetracked by Pintrest. Now I have an electronic way of tagging blogs, patterns, tutorials and other sites that I want to go back to later.  Through pintrest I've disovered new bloggers and some new projects I'd like to try.  I now have a to-do list that's really long.   My challenge is prioritizing my projects.  I'm thinking that a few quick and easy projects may get my sewing mojo back.  And then of course there's a bunch of new sew projects that look really fun.   Here are some samples

Merrick's Slouchy Top tutorial

Make a frilly scarf from a XL-TShirt
Sew many great ideas so little time...