August 16, 2010

Come to CityCraft!

Hello Everyone!

It is HOT here in Texas. The August sun is cruel and I am doing my best to stay inside and get some much needed work completed! You will be glad to know that I am working hard on designs for the fall release in October. There are lots of goodies to come and once I start sewing and stop writing the instructions, I should have a little to share with you on what I have been up to.

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, August 17th) from 7-9PM, I will be at CityCraft in Dallas. I will be showing the samples from the book and signing copies. It will be a great evening, so I hope you can stop by and join the fun.

CityCraft is the coolest new fabric shop...a sewing lounge, actually, with lots of fabric goodies, patterns, notions, etc. Located just off the Tollway behind the Inwood Theater at Lovers Lane, they are in the middle of the action...lots of good eats and shopping! Callie, the owner, is young, vibrant, and one smart cookie! You can read more about the shop, the classes they offer, sign up for the newsletter, etc., here. She is also on Facebook and posts often with the latest from the store, so be sure to become a fan! 
Here are some photos of the shop that I took last month during my visit. This will give you just a small taste of the style of the shop.
Lots of gorgeous fabrics:

The front window:

Hmmm, this dress looks familiar!

and of course....THE BOOK!

Happy Sewing everyone!

August 10, 2010

Feeling Chatty?

I wanted to check in with you all and let you know that I will be the special guest at an online chat this Thursday evening at 8PM CDT (9PM EDT) with Fiskars. To learn more about this event, read their blog post here. To join the chat, click here and you will be directly connected with the chatroom.

I will be answering questions about my design business as well as my new book, Sew Serendipity. We will be giving away 2 books and some fabulous Gingher products, such as thread snips, 6" shears, and a needle threader. That's a lot of free stuff for one hour's worth of chatting!

So mark your calendars and join the fun! Hope to chat with you then!

Happy Sewing!!