I am totally in awe of these fabric house ornaments that Kim from Retro Mama made. I just might have to squeeze a few onto my sewing list before we put up our tree. Just how cute are these! Love, love, LOVE them!
Lucky for us, Kim provided us with a FREE tutorial to make our own. Thanks Kim!
NEW Swans Island yarn colors arrived at the shop this week in worsted and bulky weights. Pop by the shop and take a peek for yourself!
Need some direction picking out a knitting project suitable for you skill and needs? Come on in, we are here to help. nido carries a variety of knitting patterns suitable for beginners as well as a ton of projects sure to challenge even the most talented knitter.
Here at nido, we are watching the seasons shift and feeling the weather grow colder with great anticipation because it means one very important thing: it is finally time for holiday crafting! From special napkins and new aprons for holiday meals and celebrations to pretty new dresses to wear to celebratory events, items crafted for the holidays always seem to have a special sparkle to them. Over the next few weeks, nido will have a handful of great opportunities for you to craft handmade items to add creative flair to your holidays. Continue to check in on us to hear all about the cleaver and crafty things we’ve been up to.
One of the many perks of my job is to see what combinations of fabrics that other crafty folks are putting together. My current favorite combo is Anna Maria Horner’s Fine Feathered in pomegranate paired with Sara Lee Parker Textiles Waves in red. India was planning on making a lamp shade with the waves fabric and just needed the feathers for a little something in the same room since the fabrics looked so amazing together.
Thanks for the inspiration India!
Denyse Schmidt’s new collection, Shelburne Falls, will be coming out in early 2013. Looking forward to sewing up a little something with this collection–there is a purple color way. Yep.
Needless to say, nido will be getting it in as soon as it is released.
One of my all time favorite inspiration go-to books is Denyse Schmidt Quilts. It has smaller patchwork projects that are very beginner friendly as well as full on quilt patterns. It’s one of those books that we always stock at nido because we have sewn so many projects from it and highly recommend it to our customers.
I bought tomato red pom pom trim years ago with every intention to make the ” Too Hot To Handle” oven mitts from the book but sadly never got around to it until now. And look how fabulous they are! Totally should have made these sooner.
Making things for the kitchen is always very gratifying because they are items I actually use over and over again. With family gatherings on the horizon, new oven mitts will add just the right handmade touch. Up next, “Shimmy, Shake & Bake Apron.”
All Ink & Spindle fat quarter bundles and kits are 25% off. Think of all the sewing possibilities you can create with a set of 3 fat quarters. A set of pillows to spruce up your couch, fabric baskets to hold your knicknacks in, modern tea towels or a cool snap wallet…just to name a few projects I would love to make! Not sure what you would want to sew? Also available are Ink & Spindle shoulder bag and fabric basket kits complete with snaps, handles and instructions.
I have been spending the better part of 2 hours looking at books and browsing the internet collecting ideas for table settings. I have always enjoyed the details involved in hosting a dinner with family and friends. Setting the table and creating the atmosphere is one my favorite parts. This year we are hosting a Thanksgiving gathering at our home.
Elegant. Rustic. Simple. Eclectic. Well-worn. Foraged.
Just some words inspiring this quest.
Photo: Grace Loves Lace
Introducing the “All Set” pattern by Anna Maria Horner! This 5-in-1 sewing pattern for children gives you tons of options for mix and match separates. Like the fabric shown in the photo? You can find that at nido too!
Check out Anna Maria’s blog post (here) for more photos and information.
Get a jump start on your holiday sewing with this perfect pattern!
Introducing Colette’s Sencha Blouse! Yep, another Colette pattern. What can we say, they’re awesome patterns! This beautiful summer blouse is feminine and slightly tailored, but not too fitted. The Sencha features pleated tucks at the front and back, a button or snap back closure, and key hole or tucked neckline. The version we’re sharing with you is version three, which is the button back closure and key hole neckline option.
This pattern is great for beginner sewers who want to advance to the next level of sewing, and expand their skill with hand sewn finishes and small details. The silhouette on Sencha is very forgiving, which is great for those who are in between sizes, or don’t want to fuss with a muslin fitting before they sew.
We used a lightweight shot cotton in color “Coal”. I love shot cottons because they are typically two different colors woven together to give you the look of a solid. Coal is a great color because it’s black at first glance, but in certain light could pass as deep navy blue! It’s really pretty. Sencha would look amazing in any of the voile cottons here too! What fabric would you pick?
Thanks for taking a look!