Showing posts from March 23, 2008

Tim Gunn visits local shopping mall...and I missed it

Tim Gunn was in Minneapolis last night to promote the Liz Claiborne line. The event was a free fashion show complete with the opportunity to have your wardrobe questions answered and pose for a photo with Tim (I feel like I can call him Tim, don't you?) if you spent $100. I heard about his appearance too late to get a reserved seat and the thought of crowding along the second floor balcony to get a glimpse of Tim was...well, honestly? It just wasn't that appealing. So I skipped the whole thing (and saved myself $100 because you know I would have had to buy something just to get a photo, lol.) Besides, I knew the local paper would have coverage or somebody would blog about it. Not only did I find a blog post, but a few videos from a local report. This YouTube free word association interview is delightful to watch. Of course I especially liked his word association for Minneapolis - "surprisingly sophisticated" I originally found the video on this blog post . Photos from

Make it Mine Magazine Giveway

I have it! The latest issue of Make it Mine magazine. I haven't had a chance to do more than glance through it but I can tell you that this magazine once again has great ideas for embellishments - not only for clothing and accessories but for home decor. There's a special section on jazzing up your shoes and, just in time for April showers, instructions on customizing an umbrella. Textile crafts aren't the only thing represented in this issue. The charm bracelet made with shink art sent me running to the store for some jewelry findings as it provided an inspiration for a bracelet that I can customize just for'll have to wait and see what it is. Thanks to the generosity of the publisher of this magazine,I have four copies to give away to you! (Two other copies already ended up with an artsy teen-aged niece and a crafty mom of three pre-schoolers - the first time either had seen the magazine - when that mom of three little ones finds time to craft is beyond me.

Somtimes it's all about the shoes

I had plans to sew one more late-winter dress before heading full force into spring sewing. After all the ground *is* still covered with snow. The dress was a long-sleeved button front number from a 1975 pattern - Simplicity 6894 - in a silver/gray stretch suede purchased from (where else) Fabric Mart Fabrics . (In the 3 yards for $5 section.) But when I realized this piece of stash fabric matched my new shoes... ...well, you understand why I had to change my sewing direction don't you?.

Happy Easter!

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Matthew 28:1-10 1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." 8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. Th