Skirt-A-Day Sewing: Hitting Bookstores Soon! + A GIVEAWAY! [Giveaway Closed]

In one of those right-place-at-the-right-time moments a few weeks ago, I saw on Twitter that a new book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing (affiliate link) by Nicole Smith is coming out in July. I don’t spend a whole lot of time on Twitter, so the fact that I saw this just in time reach out to the publisher to […]

Practical Reading: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

I’m not a huge reader. I was a major bookworm when I was younger, but now I (over)value productivity. So the reading that I DO do tends to be self-help-y or how-to-y in nature. The type of reading that loops back to being more productive. I don’t know that I’d have ever found this particular […]

Teeny Tiny Books of Instagram Photos

I know I’m just one of 3 billion people obsessed with tiny things. Recently it’s been tiny confetti and tiny canvases. So when I saw (after reading LPM’s post here) that you can print tiny books made of your Instagram photos, I jumped at it. I think I thought it’d make a great Christmas gift, […]

Worth Reading: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

Back in the day when Adrianna and I lived about 4 miles from each other, I found the “How It’s Made” episode that showed how fabric is made. It was good… but disappointingly brief. I think it was about a basic cotton lawn or something. At the end we both said “that’s it?!”. We wanted […]

On Our Bookshelf: Flakey the Naked Snowman

Naked Snowman? We in the crafty world would say that we could fix that, lickety-split. But the point of this book isn’t about nakedness, really. Or about fixing Flakey. A friend of a friend, Amy Tubbs, wrote and animated this book to offer her take on “alternative giving”– and Flakey is a loveable messenger. The […]

I Don’t Like It Yet

Whenever I meet someone new, I often don’t like them. There are exceptions, of course, but in general, I don’t like new people. I have to get to know them first. It’s good that I finally know this about myself– that given some time and conversation it’s quite possible that I will really love someone. […]