Archive for the ‘Sewing’ Category


July 16, 2008

Whew! Long overdue blog update. I can’t believe a month has just slipped by.

First things first. Teresa and I ventured a bit south for the Crafty Bastards sale in Silver Spring, MD. Teresa let me tag along as her assistant and she graciously let me sell some of my yarn bags at the table.

Yarn bags?

I brought nine and sold six. After my success at CB and the Bizarre Bazaar in Boston last year, I decided to open an etsy shop. Please visit Old Ball and Skein for your knitting/crocheting in public needs!

This design is original and brand new (for selling…I’ve been making ’em for years). The bag protects your yarn from getting dirty, tangled, or falling on the floor while the flaps allow your working yarn to feed out of the top. The box bottom allows the bag to stand up on its own and the snaps allow you to switch out projects without cutting and weaving extra ends. These bags are pretty big; they accommodate a range of weights from sock to chunky. All are fully linked, have a huge back pocket, and are machine washable.

Here’s an example of one in the shop right now:

That’s all I got for now. Next update will feature my finished quilt.


Tiny Update

June 15, 2008

It’s been a minute, hasn’t it?

Yesterday Teresa and I went to Northampton to visit Tara. We ate delicious breakfast (peanut butter pancakes!) and then shopped at Valley Fabrics and Webs. I picked up a pattern to make what promises to be a stress-free quilt. We’ll see about stress free. Here’s the fabric before I mess it up.


I sewed a few small gifts as a thank you for my amazing mentor and friend. The fabric is left over from some Ikea curtains. The tissue cover pattern came from here and the small card case pattern came from here. Both patterns were super easy to follow–thanks to the generous authors for offering the tutorials.

It\'s the small things.

Sweet Clutch

July 16, 2007


From Amy Karol’s awesome Bend-the-Rules Sewing.