Oliver + S

introducing Betz White patterns

We’re happy to announce that we are now carrying the complete Betz White line of digital patterns in the Oliver + S shop. To launch the collection, we asked Betz to write a short guest post introducing herself and her …

year in review

After a whirlwind holiday season with the luxury of a real, proper break taken to spend time with family and friends, I’m finally back in the studio and ready for a new year. I hope you had a wonderful holiday …

the GenQ 2012 addicted stitcher survey

The nice people at Generation Q Magazine have asked us to share some information with you, and we’re happy to do it. Last month they launched the GenQ 2012 Addicted Stitcher Survey to gather information about people like you–members of …

populaire

Have you heard about the French film, Populaire? It’s a romantic comedy about a speed typist in 1950s France, and the costumes are rumored to be Mad Men for the French crowd. Sounds like a cute story, too. You can …

memorable gift, etc.

I’m really glad I asked you about your most memorable gift for our book give-away! Your comments have been inspiring, laugh-out-loud funny, and touching. I’ll admit to tearing up while reading several of them, but I tend to get a …

what about winning that book on your list?

A year or two ago I wrote a book. And a lot of you have that book and have sewn a whole bunch of projects from it. This time of year it seems to be especially popular because it includes …

christmas PJs

Of all the handmade items at our house (and there are a lot of handmade items at our house), pajamas get the most use. Not just by a little bit. They are by far the most-worn, most used, most loved …

gift certificates now available

Just in time for your holiday gift-giving needs, we’ve added a new set of items to the Shop section of the Oliver + S website: gift certificates!     Available in five different dollar denominations, Oliver + S gift certificates …

pom-pom crafting

This week we’ve abandoned any real work (cooking, cleaning, etc.) at our house and are focusing all creative energies on pom-poms! Why? Because last weekend I was inspired by Pinterest and decided to make a pom-pom Christmas garland. I taught …

your own gift list? books, baby

I know, you’re a mom and you’re busy doing all the holiday shopping and preparations right now. I’m in the middle of it, too. You’ve got lists of all the gifts you’re giving. (You’re making some and buying some, right? …

a little fringe never hurt anyone

I suspect that my reputation around here is pretty tightly restricted to sewing, patternmaking, and textiles because that’s how I spend most of my time these days. But before starting Oliver + S I spent a lot of time doing …

it’s small business saturday!

The day you’ve been waiting for has arrived. It’s Small Business Saturday! If you registered your American Express card earlier this week, you can now use it to shop on our site and receive a $25 statement credit from American …