A Couple of Sewing Hacks

Maddie just competed at the DECA National competition in Nashville and that required her to buy a fancy DECA blazer. I know it is lame but I didn’t want to screw up the alterations, so we took it to the local tailor.   This is a great hack to have straight and safety pins handy. A…

A Different Quilt Trip

Usually when I think of a quilt trip it means me and Jen heading to QuiltCon or to fabric shops in whatever fun place we are visiting with the families. Not today.    I was flipping through the May issue of Marie Claire magazine and they had an article about a new Quilt Trip –…

Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop

  I was very excited when my Sew Sampler Box arrived from Fat Quarter Shop today. So excited in fact that I went to my computer and placed an order – but forgot to use my coupon.    The box included all sorts of goodies including a cute pattern, a charm pack, a custom ruler, the cutest…

Fairy Tale Fashion Exhibit at FIT

  I just made it to the Fairy Tale Fashion exhibit at FIT – on the closing day. I had wanted to go in January, and forgot until Project Runway had a fairy tale inspired challenge a few weeks ago. The designs were pretty boring and that reminded me how fabulous fairy tale fashion can be,…

Quilt Shop Review – Calico Gals, Syracuse NY

I just had the chance to visit a lovely shop in Syracuse, NY, just a few miles away from Syracuse University. We are up here doing college visits for Maddie and this was a great diversion.    The exterior is a little deceiving as you can’t really see inside and there was minimal signage.  I…