A Good Year!
This year is almost over; months just keep ticking away! Projects to sew, friends to stay in touch with, blog posts to write and to spend time with the family.
Then at the shop, this is the time where we go a little crazy, but in the best way possible. A lot of alterations, classes, host events, and so much more.
Here is a highlight reel of 2015, bring on 2016!
This year was about so much, friendships, pattern testing, going outside my comfort zone with sewing, traveling, putting myself out there more. A healthier lifestyle, losing a little weight and become more confident. This post is my review, my memory of accomplishments and friendships made 🙂
New Cotton and Steel at Sew Dayton
Meet Coeshia our new YouthWorks employee
I learned to make bowties
Houston reading while waiting at the airport 🙂
Got to meet the amazing Sandi Hazelwood (Crafty Planner) at Quilt Market
Sent in a few Paper Obsessed envelopes for Heather Givens of Crimson Tate! Got to meet her at Quilt Market!!
My Quilt Market Badge!
First Trip to Houston! On my way home!
Helped with a CyberPunk Contest
Got to see my dear friend Brenda! Pink Castle Fabric
Tested and made the Violet Field Threads “Ginger Dress” Photo by the amazing Sara Babcock
Sew To Grow Patterns!
Made Sew to Grow’s pattern the Bondi Top!
Taking my time this year.. stitching slowly and carefully
The Bondi Top – Final
My Dottie Angel Frock I made!
Owner/Creator of Needle, Ink and Thread. Co-Owner of Sew Dayton
New Sublime Stitching Pillow Kits
Great fit, great pattern!
Pattern testing for Baste + Gather
Pulling out teeth! Zip teeth that is!
Baste and Gather’s Birkin Flares!
Sweat Shopping myself while learning to make myself a pair of JEANS!!!
Rhea getting to use her sewing machine to create gifts for her friends!
Geranium Dress in Art Gallery Fabric designed by Sara Lawson, who I got to meet at Quilt Market! Shop Sample
Made 2 Flower Girl Dresses for a family friends wedding
Sew Sweetness Aurfil threads and embroidery transfer!
Custom made Apron for a dear friend to give to her employee that was moving away to school
Drawing coming up with inspirations for Surface Design
Had my first 3 look line at LadyFest in August!
Learning to use my amazing watercolors – Dr PH Martin
Visited the Air Force Museum for my Birthday this year
Mod Kid’s Kimono dress shop sample out of Art Gallery Fabrics
Sew Caroline Sugar Pop Top 🙂 Made by me for shop sample
Drawing images for Sew Dayton to use for Birthday Parties!
More Drawings for Birthday Parties for Sew Dayton!
Writing for the Dayton Daily News!
Our first article for the Dayton Daily (Left)Tracy McElfresh (Right) Jesy Anderson
Springtail Dress Pattern Testing for Imagine Gnats
Another test for Imagine Gnats Springtail Dress!
Hemlock Tee by Grainline
Purl Soho Gym City Shorts for Rhea
Purl Soho Gym City Shorts for Rhea
Wallets for custom orders
Learning to Block Print
Learning to block print, great inspiration from Beyond Cotton published by Lucky Spool
Dottie Angel frock was the big hit for 2015 in Simplicity Patterns
My Dottie Angel Frock
Our Bear drive for Charity! Wearing my Dottie Angel Frock!
Made this cute dog coat for a charity dog wash
We were mentioned in the newspaper and we had no clue!
Free online pattern found on Pintrest! Such a great pattern.. need to find this one again
Esther Price Custom orders 🙂 Such a fun collaboration!
Made another doggie coat but this one was from a safety vest, so that at night the pup could be seen.
the SideKick tote, made from Cotton+Steel, Tula Pink and Noodle Head
More fun sketching to keep myself creative!
Got to go have a nice lunch with Nanny and Rene fro NewPage, my old job
Won all new signs on the shop and our cars!
Here is a highlight reel of a sort of 2015, bring on 2016!