Monday, January 25, 2010

our new project

Ok, we started a new project this weekend. We are making four bridesmaid dresses for a beautiful young lady. Becky is getting married and is our best friend's daughter (Roxanne). I am so excited, I'll keep you posted on our progress.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A familiar face

Today I was at my neighborhood bookstore, Russo's Books, where I first ran across Artful Blogging about six months ago. You'd think a magazine about blogging would be on the boring side, but it is just beautiful and creative and inspiring.

Don't tell the Russo family, but I've been enjoying it for free by dropping by the shop at lunch to peruse the magazine shelves. But today I finally purchased the Nov/Dec/Jan 2010 edition. Why now, you say? I had to because I saw a familiar face. I saw JCasa Handmade.

I've followed Jennifer Casa's blog for at least a year now and I love it! Nicely streamlined with beautiful photography. Simply lovely. Her patterns and tutorials are awesome, too. It was exciting to see her hard work featured in print. I really feel like I know her...even though I don't think I've ever commented on any of her posts. (Why am I so hesitant to comment on blogs?? I should think about that.)

Anyway, I feel like she's my friend. So drop by her blog or purchase something from her Etsy shop for some sewing inspiration. Then, hop on over to your local book seller and pick up Artful Blogging for some blogging inspiration. No, neither have paid me...just trust me that it will do your heart good.

-- Cheryl

Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year's Re-sew-lution

Okay, dorky title. But I couldn't help myself.

I'm not normally one for resolutions in January. But Angie and I talked about it over lunch yesterday and we've just got to get this blog going again. We love reading others' why is it so hard to produce one ourselves?

I think so many of you wonderful bloggers out there make it look easy -- when in reality you have invested lots of time and effort dreaming up ideas, writing tutorials and other content, designing great banners, and compiling the many awesome sewing links out there. I don't know if we have the tools or the energy to contribute much. But I do know we like to talk about our sewing projects and new skills that we're learning. We're good at show and tell, so we'll just focus on that for a while.

-- Cheryl