Today is so special since it's my mom's birthday. Someone who means more to me than I ever express (not being a mushy person myself); my mom is more of an influence on me than even she probably knows!
Hence, why you are here... Today is also special since I, along with other wonderful designers, am a part of the Sew Red Blog Tour celebrating the book, Sew Red, by Laura Zander and featuring projects made by designers inside (including mine!). And my mom was a big reason why I participated.
My design is a Jewelry Case to hold your precious items when you travel-especially to keep your necklaces tangle-free! You can buy a kit to make one here (but you still need the book for the pattern and instructions). This design uses many unique notions and since you need only small amounts, the kit comes with the essentials at a wholesale price. You can buy it with or without the wonderful fabric designed by Rubydoor (Stacey Derome) on Spoonflower where you can design your own fabric too!
I will have a video tutorial on how to attach the zipper soon.
I would love to go on and on about all the aspects of being a part of this book (very flattered to be a part of it, very important cause, thrilled to even BE in a book, delighted to know Laura Zander, etc). But I think I'll leave with a photo of my favorite and essential sewing tools becasue I love seeing other people's (not pictured is my 4' x 8' table with full size rotary mat which I LOVE):
From left to right: Chaco Liner (I've had mine for 15 years), small sharp scissors, awl (I use this like a pointy finger while binding but a seam ripper can work too), scissors for trimming. All waiting for me on my beloved Juki. And I still use a seam ripper too!
Today I am vending at Stitches West with my line of accessories for knitters and crocheters called Chicken Boots and I will have the pleasure of having Laura Zander sign copies of the book at my booth!
Thanks for stopping by. And feel free to share your favorite tools!
P.S. When I was learning to sew, my mom said, "Now Emy (that's what my family calls me), my favorite tool when I sew is the iron." My response: "Mine is the seam ripper." She gave me a look I'll never forget.