With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we at nido wanted to share a few gift ideas for all the mother’s in your life.
Do they love knitting? Malabrigo lace weight merino yarn comes in vibrant colors and is perfectly matched with the Ishbel shawl pattern, which only takes one skein!
Are they an avid stitcher that is looking for something new? How about the Applique Your Way book, full of fun and unique projects, paired with a fat quarter bundle of Cut Out and Keep fabric by South African designer Heather Moore.
If they are looking to start sewing but haven’t made the jump, or are just in the beginning stages, one of our classes would be just the thing to help them along. And of course a nido gift certificate would also be a lovely gift to give (and receive!)
The much anticipated Nani Iro Spring 2011 collection is here! This year we are happy to offer, along with the gorgeous double gauze, a set of knits! Just in time for warmer weather this to-die-for fabric is light and airy while still being durable enough for making garments of home goods out of it. And Oh! The prints! They are elegant in a way that is unique to its Japanese origins, with ethereal flowers and adorable polka dots. If you live near by stop in and see for yourself just how beautiful this fabric is, or if you can’t be sure to stop by our online shop!
We are proud to offer naturally dyed and locally created yarn by Jamie Harmon, a.k.a. Jamie Rainbow. It is a blend consisting of wool, angora, and alpaca. You have to touch it to understand how soft and lush it is! It comes in drool-worthy color combinations ranging from pink/cream to blue/green/grey. The colors are so rich that they just pop up and demand to be noticed. Even though we are entering a warmer season, there are still a few months where warm fingerless gloves are needed, or cozy legwarmers to match our spring dresses. Maybe a shawl for a cold office building? Whatever you desire to make, Jamie Rainbow yarn is sure to add a lovely touch of color. It will soon be available online, and continue to check in as new local and regional yarns come in over the next few weeks.
Annie from Bird & Little Bird just stocked us up on her Mostly Marvelous Ms. Rabbit pattern. Perfect for a handmade Easter!
Photo courtesy of Annie.
Many people come into nido with questions about curtains, so I decided to show a few examples from my own home. They are a simple way to spruce up a room and give it a personal touch, as with the doily appliques in my guest room. Otherwise white curtains now have that little something special while maintaining simplicity.
In my bedroom character was added to our curtains by hanging them on a raw branch and adding a bird to the end. It adds a whimsical touch that my husband and I both appreciate. The idea for the branch with the bird came from Meg at Sew Liberated. The curtains themselves easily came together out of two seperate cottons; one out of home dec weight for the front and one lightweight cotton as backing.
…for a special birthday.
In celebration of Eric’s 30th Birthday we had a friends & family over for horderves & drinks. I really wanted to make the evening feel different than any other wine & cheese party so I made the patchwork tablecloth + napkins from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts AND had the party catered by Delicata Catering. Not only was the food delicious, (slow roasted duck with handmade piadini & classic chicken liver pate were among the favorite treats) the NEW tablecloth, made with mostly a mix of Denyse Schmidt fabrics, was the perfect added touch.
Our stash builder of the week is Denyse Schmidt’s Greenfield Hill voile for just $11/yard. This dreamy cotton voile makes great skirts, dresses & even household items like shower curtains–yes! shower curtains! I made one for our home out of Mrs.Aster in Cranberry. It was the perfect touch to our otherwise boring bathroom. I will have to show you all photos at some point.
This offer is good at both our Burlington & online shops and runs through Wednesday April 13th.
nido’s spring & summer class schedule is now up–yay!
Join us this spring & learn how to make exciting projects ranging from patchwork zipper pouches to summer tunics, dresses & skirts! And you won’t want to miss out on this FABULOUS bag either!
Looking to make something that isn’t on the schedule? New to the schedule is our Simple Sewing Series, a 6 weeks sewing session designed to help students with projects of their choosing. nido provides sewing machines, cutting mats, tools & helpful instruction for beginner sewists who are looking to tackle new projects but maybe need a little help doing so.
What will you be signing up for??