This weekend I spent my Sunday at a clothing swap. My friend K. is one of the organizers, and she and a friend hold one swap in the spring and another in the fall. It’s a great idea, so I thought I’d blog about it, in case you’ve never been to one.
How does a [...]
Am I plus-sized? I don’t know. It all depends on what plus-size means. But I do know that I love independent pattern companies, and their patterns do not always come in my size.
So I’ve put together a list of sewing patterns companies that make things a bit bigger (plus-size, curvy, full-figured?) and that hopefully [...]
I had the best surprise yesterday! I got a package in the mail and it looked suspiciously sewing-related. Except that I hadn’t ordered anything. What could it be?
Inside were these amazing vintage patterns from my friend F. (Name withheld to protect the innocent from the harsh glare of sewing blog fame). These patterns are so amazing!!! And [...]
Looks like Santa has noticed I sew. This is what was under my tree this year.
I was lucky enough to get a big stack of patterns. There are some for the kids and some for me too. What should I make first?
I also got a nice tripod. Nothing fancy, but hopefully it will [...]
Ok, so it’s not really that big a list – yet! But it has some really great designers.
Here is a list of Canadian pattern designers. If you know of any others, please leave a comment or get in touch.
This list was last updated on [...]
I don’t know about you, but for me, this summer has been crazy!
There is just so much going on that I can’t possibly keep up. I have three kids getting ready for back-to-school. Sniff! They are getting so big! I’m off maternity leave and back to work (sigh!). And I’ve been sewing up a [...]
So where have I been, you may be asking? Each I year I co-organize an open source tech conference. It was on June 29-30. It is huge and crazy and getting through the pile of laundry afterwards is an amazing feat. But I am officially back in my usual, crazy, mum-of-four swing of things.
Shannon is a Canadian sewing, quilting and stitching blogger living in Montreal. Also mother of four.
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