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I made it to Salt Lake City tonight for the Sewing Summit! The flight was relatively uneventful, despite a delay, and I was greeted on the decent by a sunset on one side of the plane and the  moon over the water on the other.  Well...

There's nothing better than watching college football, while eating nacho cheese dip, while bundling up with a homemade quilt on your back porch.  Perfect fall day, in my opinion! My mom made me the quilt pictured above (sans nacho cheese) when I was in high school...

My mom and I took a knit class at Sewn Studio on Wednesday.  We used the Fishsticks Charlie Tee pattern.  I decided to make a 4T shirt with my niece in mind.  Jessica taught the class, which always makes it enjoyable.  She has such a calm demeanor...

My sister, Colleen (Boo),  is going to Ethiopia in October with imagine1day,as I mentioned in my last post.  Here's her adorable profile that explains more. Colleen committed to raising $7500 as part of a team that will collectively raise $100,000 to fund a school in the Oromiya region...

Last year, I had the opportunity to be a part of a non-profit organization called imagine1day.  Their ultimate goal is to provide all Ethiopians with access to quality education funded FREE of foreign aid by 2030.  Since their beginning in 2007, they have funded 123...

Yesterday, these arrived; Instant giddiness ensued. I am a self-proclaimed paper and pen fiend.  School supply shopping was and is still my favorite day.  There is nothing better than opening a new set of pens, especially when they look like this (my all time favorite pens): The problem...

Sewn Studio opened up in the Oakley Design District two years ago and it's quickly become a second home.  There wasn't a great modern fabric shop around the Cincinnati area and the only option seemed to be Joanne's. I signed up for their beginner sewing course with...

I've always been intimated by garment sewing, especially after watching the chaos of Project Runway.  The contestants are running around like crazy attempting to put together ridiculous materials into something resembling clothing.  I realize real life doesn't involve Heidi Klum, harsh judges, and time limits,...