Oliver + S

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How a fabric collection is created and produced: Moda Sewing industry best of the decade list: Sew Mama Sew Mornings just aren’t the same without Carl: NPR Fabulous elephant tea packaging on one of our favorite inspirational blogs: Lovely PackageFinding …

notches: special new year’s edition

Happy New Year, ABBA style: YouTube This year’s ball drop in Times Square (“Blah, blah, blah. Move it along Coops.”): CNN via Mediaite New Year’s Eve at Studio 54, 1978: MoMA No New Year’s resolution yet? No worries thanks to …

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Animals in utero: io9 Guerrilla handbell strikeforce: Improv Everywhere Surfboards? Yes, surfboards!: Heather Ross Thank goodness we can stitch directly from point A to point B–unlike how you must drive in Boston: Cartogrammar Japanese design principles: Swissmiss

cooking and stitching

When I first started cooking with Alice Waters’ book, The Art of Simple Food, I couldn’t quite put my finger on why I loved the book so much. But it started me making souffles and simple salads in a way …

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Quality, not luxury: W Santas, Santas, Santas: On the Street, The New York Times This should be hanging above everyone’s sewing machine: The Blue Gardenia Today’s moment of cute; a baby hedgehog!: Pixdaus

field testing the School Days Jacket

Remember that wool-cashmere blend School Days Jacket? We had the chance to do some serious field testing on it yesterday. It passed all our tests with flying colors. See disdressed for the full visual recap.

inspiring books

Several people have asked about the books we presented during last Saturday’s Crafternoon at the New York Public Library. Jessica Pigza, our wonderful sewing librarian who organized the event, has posted a summary with catalog links to many of the …

spoonflower and kids

We love Spoonflower. If you’re not familiar with this innovative company, they can digitally print your designs onto a variety of fabrics like quilting cotton, sateen, and even a new linen/cotton canvas quality. Heather Ross made her skirt for our …

saturday at the New York Public Library

Everyone had a great time on Saturday. And so many of you attended! Thank you, everyone who came. It’s always lots of fun to meet other crafters and to get to know you. Many of you had cameras, too, so …

come tomorrow; it’ll be fun!

The decorations are up, and we’ve been relocated to an amazing (and slightly larger) room for tomorrow’s event at the New York Public Library. You won’t believe how beautiful the space is! Here are some images from one book I’ve …

school days at cloth & bobbin

Registration is now open for Liesl’s January 16 School Days Jacket and Coat workshop at Cloth & Bobbin in Narberth, PA. Signing up for the workshop will give you an excuse to visit both a beautiful little town located 10 …

her new winter coat

A few weeks ago on my personal blog, I posted about going fabric shopping for S’s new winter coat? Well, while at Mood I fell in love with this amazing navy blue wool-cashmere blend. It was $40 a yard, but …