Sunday, November 30, 2008

Feathers in Her Hair

Kenley isn't necessarily my favorite Project Runway designer, but there is one bit of her style that I really like. I love her feather look most. Watching Project Runway kept noticing how cute the feathers looked in her hair. I think a chic little hair feather might be fun and so I thought of making and hopefully sell some at my etsy shop.

$ 18 each at

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday madness

My sister has been sewing up a storm. Home accessories and stuff. I encourged her to sell her handmades in It's just a matter of time and she'll be an etsian soon.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Amy Butler Sewing Free Pattern

click here to download the "Nigella Yoga Bag" patternThis pattern includes instructions, pattern pieces and measurements.Example shown in the cover photo is made with Amy's Nigella fabrics.

click here to download the "Message in a Bag" patternThis pattern includes instructions and measurements.Example shown in the cover photo is made with Amy's Lotus paper collection.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Cozy Knitting Neck Scarf

Here's a new and trendy way to wear your scarf this winter
a PDF pattern available to buy at

Whit's Knits: Cashmere Fingerless Gloves

These fingerless gloves would make a great present. They are way too cozy to take off, let alone give away.

What makes these so special is Jade Sapphire's 100% mongolian cashmere. Nothing is softer, and no one dyes better colors. The employees at Purl are always talking about what Jade Sapphire color is our favorite (at least for that day!), what color looks good on whom, what shade of gray (or pink or green) is the most perfect. Someone's always pulling out a skein, saying, look at this one! Each skein is really a little piece of heaven.
So, be warned, you may need a back up present if you think you're making these for your sister! Ready to test your generosity? Visit my
Cashmere Fingerless Gloves Project Journal. Thanks! - Whitney

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Must have" Sewing Book

"Must have" Book Anna Maria Horner's fabrics

If you couldn't make it to Quilt Market but need a quilty fix, download some desktop wallpaper made with Anna Maria Horner's fabrics. She has a new book coming out, Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing. If you want to win a free copy, a sewing machine, some fabric, and other goodies, click here to register. You can enter once a day until Nov. 14 when the sweepstakes closes.

Amy Butler's little stitches for little ones20 keepsake sewing projects for baby and momIn my new lavishly illustrated sewing projects book, you'll find all new charming and contemporary projects for the nursery, baby wear, soft toys, and many more surprises! The projects are designed for babies 0-12 months and their mothers, featuring beautiful photos of the finished designs by our friend Colin McGuire. It was fun to produce these little treasures, and I think you'll find many projects in here for all the wee ones in your world.Retail $24.95176 pages, 7 pattern sheets, wire binding (same format as In Stitches).

Winter Project

Nick and Norah Paper Flower CD Case
By lilybee

In honour of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, (which b.t.w is awesome and adorable) here's an uber-cute and COMPLETELY simple way to wrap mix-tapes (sigh... remember tapes?) for your best girl (or guy)

Hers e are more DIYs

Retro paper straw wreath at Styrofoam Crafts, pictured left

Snow Mum pillow from Amy Butler, pictured right

Fabric storage cubes at Crazy Mom Quilts

Paper patchwork notebook cover by iHanna

54 free apron patterns at TipNut

A prize ribbon pin at Craft Stylish

Folded paper flower CD sleeve from Curbly

Fall berry wreath at Martha Stewart

Wall stencil headboard from Good Housekeeping

Some things you can make for little ones:
Fifties-style bib at Living Creatively
Slip cover for a Boppy pillow from Walter+Veronica
Diaper bag by A Mingled Yarn
Roll-up travel baby chair at Canadian Living
No-sew fleece blanket at A Chelsea Morning
Felt play landscapes at PlumPudding
Custom paper silhouettes at DesignSponge
Beanbag chair from Michael Miller
Felt food at Design Mom
Felt bears at Canadian Living (pictured above)(Image from Canadian Living)