Small Business Holiday Shopping Guide

In the U.S., tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day of reflection and gratitude.  The holiday is supposed to be about being thankful for what you have and spending time with loved ones (and let’s not forget eating favorite foods), but it has also become the official start of the winter holiday shopping season. I dislike crowds and … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Complete Family Sewing Book

This post contains affiliate links. This week’s pick: The Complete Family Sewing Book edited by Cathi Hunt and Irma Fischler. Source:  The Strand. Publication date: 1972. Status: Out of print, but available online, generally for reasonable prices. Condition: Very Good. Craft: Sewing. Some of my longtime readers may remember this book from my first ever posted list of craft goals.  I had great … Read more

Book review: Vogue-Butterick Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing Techniques

This post contains affiliate links. Back in March, a publicist at Sterling/Sixth & Spring Books contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing the Vogue/Butterick Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing Techniques: Revised & Updated Edition.  I don’t generally review sewing books, but this one seemed interesting so I asked them to send me a review … Read more

Book review: Overdressed by Elizabeth Cline

This post contains affiliate links. I was lucky enough to grow up in a family with some amazing seamstresses.  My grandmother went to a needlecrafts trade school during the Depression, had done piecework in a factory before getting married, and continued to be a sewing machine master well into her later years.  My mom is quite … Read more

Book review: Meet Me At Mike’s Crafty Journal by Pip Lincolne

This post contains affiliate links. If you’re looking for the right journal for yourself or another crafty journaler in your life, you may want to check out Meet Me At Mike’s Crafty Journal by Pip Lincolne.  I recently received a review copy from the Independent Publishers Group. Pip Lincolne is an Australian crafter, blogger, writer, and former … Read more

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