Wednesday, February 27, 2013

oh look ! here comes the END of february !

ah February...time of transition. going going 'til gone: items on extreme sale !! this minute: high winds blowing snow (again) outside the window display of spring-stripe tops. coming: the colors of spring as seen on this spring sweater from Yoon, and hopefully on some spring flowers soon.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Portland is digging out from 30 inches of snow. The three snowed-in days found me at home with my wee back-up sewing machine, my serger (lugged it home) and one spool of light grey thread. We did not, luckily, lose electricity and so the sewing was on ! One project : a linen hat- kind of french sailor style. I cut a pattern from a roll of paper towling and made a prototype. Quite jaunty !

Sunday, February 3, 2013

back in business

January has been a month of interruptions: painting the shop, bone-chilling  weather, and a bit of a flu-cation for me. Now comes February and things are a bit more in sync. Most of the shop is seriously on sale, but I am adding new made-by-me garments daily and soon.....spring merchandise will arrive on the doorstep. I like to make small batches- 8 or 10 yards of a fabric will become maybe 3 pieces ....and on to the next fabric. This serves my fickle-ness well, but keeps me in constant foraging mode for yardage-most-wonderful. Pictured here: newly made tops and tunics and the front wall of great sale garments waiting for owners.