Fabric Checker Board

September 30, 2009 - Filed under Children, Fabric, How-to, Sewing

Fall is quickly approaching, and bringing with it thoughts of spending cold and rainy days by curled up in front of a roaring fire, playing games with friends and family. If that’s what comes to your mind as well, when you think of fall then this adorable fabric checker board is just what you need.

Fabric Checker Board

I heart linen has a great tutorial which was also just published in the fall issue of Sew News.

Full tutorial here

Posted by: kelly

Back to School Lunch Bag

September 29, 2009 - Filed under Children, How-to, Sewing

Ok so I know I’m a little late for back-to-school. But now that all the rush is over, the school supplies are all bought and everyone’s settling back into routines, you might have a little more time on your hands. If so why not make a very cute reusable lunch bag.

Back To School Lunch Bag

See the full tutorial here.

Or check out these other great ideas for lunch bags:

Note Book Lunch Bag from design*sponge
Fabric Lunch Bag from Etsy
Sandwich Wrap from Craft Stylish

Posted by: kelly


September 5, 2009 - Filed under Clothing


A very cool project by Natalie Purschwitz, owner/designer of Hunt and Gather in Vancouver . For one whole year she plans to wear only things she has made herself. That means, bras, socks, shoes, winter boots, coats, bathing suits, and accessories (sunglasses, included).

The project started Sept. 1st so she’s only a few days in, but as the weather cools off it’ll be interesting to see how creative she gets. You can follow the project through her blog makeshiftproject.blogspot.com/ and those of you in Vancouver can even visit her showroom at 8 E. Cordova, to see her latest creations.

“MakeShift is an art and research project that examines the relationships between ‘making’, ‘clothing’ and ‘living’. The basic premise for the project is that for a period of one year starting on September 1st, 2009, I will only wear things that I have made myself.”

Posted by: kelly

wool and the gang

September 2, 2009 - Filed under How-to, Kniting, Yarn

First off, sorry for the long gap between posting, I’ve been traveling through Southeast Asia, and it’s been a little hard to motivate myself to search out new crafty and cool things, but don’t worry, I’m back and I’ve got a great new site for the knitter in you!

wool and the gang

With fall just around the corner, why not check out one of the DIY kits over at Wool And The Gang and knit yourself something fabulous. Each kit contains a pair of wooden knitting needles, the pattern, a knitter’s sewing needle, a croche hook, and all the yarn you’ll need to make it. Plus you can even choose your colors.


If you need to brush up on your knitting skills there are loads of how-tow videos and sketch demos, which will teach you the basics as well as a few tips and tricks to get you knitting like a pro in no time.

Not really a knitter but still like the looks? You can purchase the ready made pieces, hand knit by Peruvian women.

Wool And The Gang

Posted by: kelly