Showing posts from November 7, 2010

Shopping at the sewing expo and other fun

Cheryl's booth at the Minneapolis sewing expo was steady most of the day and neither one of us was able to break away until mid-afternoon. Thank goodness I've worked with Cheryl before (and a number of trade shows before that) and packed snacks (grapes, carrots, cheese and the all important chocolate) to keep us from falling over from hunger. Don't you love the jelly roll apron I'm wearing? One of her most popular designs (can be purchased in her online shop ), it' was really comfortable to wear and is just darling. Believe it or not, I only managed to get to visit one other booth. Well, okay, okay, that's not quite true. I actually managed to visit two booths, Trim Treasures and Vogue Fabrics, but only spent money at one. Bet you already know which one convinced me to open my tightly closed purse strings. Yep, Vogue Fabrics. Although the trims were gorgeous - and I do mean gorgeous - I had nothing specific in mind and didn't want to spend money on someth

Visit me at the Minneapolis sewing expo

Tomorrow you'll find me at the Minneapolis sewing expo . I'm not heading to the expo to partake in one of the workshops, gain knowledge in one of the classes or lighten my wallet with shopping. I have something even more fun planned. What? More fun than shopping in a sewing -infused environment. Oh yea, much more fun. My friend Cheryl , designer and owner of Homestead Specialties , is once again attending this expo . I have the privilege of working with her in her booth all day Thursday. While I know we'll work hard, we'll have a ton of fun doing so. You must stop by. I promise you we have fun. Seriously, people. Her booth is always the booth with most laughter. If you doin' the expo tomorrow stop by and say hi. ******************************************

Hey you Twin Cities sewers: MNfashion needs you!

MNfashion put out a call looking for skilled volunteers to help with Voltage 2011. What's Voltage you say? Check out this clip, Some of the needs include grading/sizing, patternmaking, cutting/markers and general sewing. Send an email to volunteer [at] with questions or to ask for the link to an online application. There's lots of chances to get involved, so what are you waiting for? Let's keep working on getting the recognition and support our local designers deserve. Speaking of local, the MNfashion Holiday Bazaar is coming up Saturday, Nov. 13. While shopping for goodies to give as gifts you'll be able to "sip complimentary cocktails and cocoa, nosh on decadent appetizers from Ginger Hop restaurant, sample sugar sweets, all while perusing one-of-a-kinds and beautiful finds." I couldn't have said it better myself. Sounds pretty sweet, right? By the way, you don't have to be a Minnesotan to support MNfashion. Learn more about t