Oliver + S

little things to sew

little things to sew: it’s here!

Oliver +S Little Things to Sew is ready to ship! You can now order an autographed copy for yourself on the book page of our website. I thought it would be fun to leave you with a few favorite behind-the-scenes …

little things to sew: bear carrier

Ok, I admit it. This is my favorite project in Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. Inspired, as usual, by S who wanted to take Bear to a museum but didn’t want to carry him. She improvised a rubber-band-around-the-neck …

little things to sew: bias trimmed apron

My grandma (my mom’s mom) came from a family of 12 children. It seemed to me, when I was growing up, that my mom’s relations went on forever. Family reunions were enormous, and I couldn’t keep track of who was …

little things to sew: messenger bag

Even though you wouldn’t guess it from the book’s title, there are a few projects in Oliver + S Little Things to Sew that can be made for both kids and adults. The messenger bag is one of them. The …

little things to sew: travel quilt

This is the story of the photo that almost wasn’t. It’s about twin brothers, one of whom was in S’s class last year. We love these boys. They’re about as cute as can be, and their parents (who work in …

oliver + s little things to sew: the trailer

I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be able to share this. Enjoy! Credits Animation: Holly Klein Photographs: Laurie Frankel Paper Doll Illustrations: Dan Andreasen Music: “Quixote Dreams of Dulcinea,” by Ergo Phizmiz This video is also …

real life testing

One of the great pleasures of writing Little Things to Sew was that I had built-in inspiration and testing. When I started developing ideas for projects to include, I wanted to be sure that every single one would be interesting, …

behind the scenes at the photo shoot

In October 2009, we rushed home from fall Quilt Market to finish another big project. I had spent the better part of the year designing, drafting, and writing our upcoming book, Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. The projects …

oliver + s, the book

I’m pleased to announce that our first book, “Oliver + S Little Things to Sew” will be published by STC Craft – Melanie Falick Books in March, 2011. I loved writing this book, and I know you’re going to enjoy reading and sewing from …