Category Archives: Everything Else

The Sewists: A beautiful new craft & design book by Josephine Perry

After over two years in the making, crafter/artist/author Joesphine Perry's beautiful new book The Sewists: DIY Projects from 20 Top Designer-Makers is available for pre-order! I'm incredibly excited and honored to be one of the featured designers, along with several of my crafty design idols including Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch and Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran, the girls from Fancy Tiger. When I received the book in the mail today I was first struck by the beauty of the cover and elegant simplicity of the project layouts. It even comes with a CD with all the templates.

Letter from a reader: Changes and consistency

I am a long time reader of your blog and have seen it through its various incarnations. I wondered if you might find inspiration one day to discuss the changes, i.e., the changes in you. For example (and these are purely from memory, so I may very well be misremembering things or just plain getting things wrong):

Mother’s Day Gift Alert! Love these Liberty designs from The Apron Shop

I love The Apron Shop because like all the best little businesses, it has a great story. The owner who goes by the moniker Apron Babe is a fashion designer in New York and she runs The Apron Shop as her extracurricular evening project–something I totally understand myself. She loves to make things for her…

outfit of the day: crochet u stay

Today was a very good day. I had a good phone call with a tv producer (hey, maybe that’ll happen),  I wrapped up over 40 orders for Hello Holiday, and I had a nice lunch with my husband-turned-platonic bff at our favorite restaurant. In a bit here I’m going to go to Target and use…

Big Omaha starts TONIGHT!

If you’ve been a reader or followed me on social media for much time, you know that Big Omaha is one of my most anticipated events of the year. I’ve already shared lots of thoughts on the event, its amazing speakers, and its significance to the local entrepreneurship community and my life personally, so I…