Thursday, September 27, 2007


We're having a contest! Submit your favorite ANYTHING! WHAT?! Yeah, show us your favorite photograph, website, craft, color . . . anything that makes you feel good. We’ll Post all submissions on our blog (so if you have a blog or shop be sure to also send us your url) and one of the lucky submitters will be randomly picked to win a LOVELY prize from one of our favorite stores: Hello Portland.

Deadline: Friday October 5th (only one submission per person please)

Send all submissions to:

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Squid Phone Pattern

Do you knit? We don't, but after finding this Squid Phone Pattern we're considering it :)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Fabric Addiction

Taking pictures of new fabric to post for Sew, Mama, Sew!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

One Good Bumblebee


One Good Bumblebee is one of the best online shops I have ever visited. The website is designed beautifully, the shipping is FAST, and there is an endless amount of treasures to be bought! I just received these unicorn pins (on sale for $4!) and mousepad the other day! Next on my list is the Pile of Paper and Jar of Whimsies!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Both of us learned how to embroider a few weeks ago, and we are hooked! Here is my first attempt. I'm not sure what I will do with it yet. . . any suggestions? It's one of many cute little Clover animal patterns.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Another Gift!

Speaking of gifts and things from Japan, take a look at this wonderful coin purse my sister got me in Kyoto. Thanks Amy! Where did that Octopus come from?

Monday, September 10, 2007

Japanese Craft Books

I recently received these wonderful Japanese Craft Books as a gift. The first book, "Machine Made Patchworks" features several patchwork crafts including Appliqué, Square patch, and Free stitch. It has some really nice illustrative instructions on how to make bags, aprons, pillows and more. The second book is entitled "One day embroidery with five stitches." It is filled with hundreds of outrageously cute embroidery patterns and demonstrates various stitching techniques. Thank you Kristin, for these lovely gifts!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Cut & Paste

Check this out! Cut & Paste is a digital design tournament that will be coming to Portland at the Wonder Ballroom on September 21st. It is sure to be a fun and inspiring event. There will be drinks, live projections, & music!