A few months ago I was visiting Anna Maria Horners website when I saw this scarf & thought–gotta remember this! Simply crafted by pairing two of her Little Folks Voile patterns together & a sewing a few straight lines, this is a beautiful scarf to make for that special mother in your life. If you haven’t sewn anything with the Little Folks collection this is a perfect opportunity for you to either cut into your sacred stash or go out & purchase some. It is so bright & colorful & not to mention soft! To make it even easier right now nido is carrying mother’s day scarf kits so stop by & get everything you need to create your handmade mother’s day gift.
We posted our May/June/July class schedule–lots of new classes including patchwork pillows, a made-for-you skirt & a 12 hour dress making series! Take a peek & sign up now–classes get filled up fast around here!
Below is the lovely Susan modeling some of nido’s class offerings.
We also have sewing projects for your home!
Amy Butler’s Gumdrop Pillows/Ottoman
I don’t know why but I have always been intimidated to do anything patchwork. To me, patchwork is a ton of little pieces precisely cut & sewed…hours upon hours of time & well–only for the neat & perfect sewer! I stayed clear of patchwork projects fearing that I had none of the required skills & admired others for their dedication to their own patchwork projects from afar. NOT ANYMORE! After being inspired by a friends enthusiasm for Suzuko Koseki’s book Patchwork Style, I found myself wandering over to books in the shop that were all about patchwork techniques & projects. I had various conversations with customers about my fear & was encouraged over & over again to give it a try. They all said how “easy” it was & even though I continued to be a skeptic on Saturday afternoon I found myself looking down at a sweet little bundle of fabric that I had put aside for a simple baby blanket & started cutting out pieces for a patchwork blanket instead…I’m quite proud of my first patchwork project & found that it was as easy as everyone said! I guess I just needed a little boost of inspiration from all of you…a big hug to Sarah–thanks mama!!
I finished my Bunny Rabbit from Natalie Chanin’s Alabama Stitch Book–he is so soft & cuddly–perfect for a little on to snuggle up with. As suggested in Natalie’s book, I used old t-shirts to cut up & use for the material & once I made time to actually sew him together it went surprisingly fast. Now I am onto the hand towels–I am so loving this book right now!