it’s been way way way too long since i wrote a blog post…pretty much since i moved to the bay area to finish up grad school…i’m settled here now in sonoma, land of green hills & cows, sheeps and llamas lining the highway & lovely wineries & food that make you weep…now that i’m here to stay for a bit i’ve started making my way into the crafting world of sonoma-which is thriving. in the past few weeks i taught my first classes up here in the studios of two friends. the first class i taught sewing 101-machine basics and creating a pillow was at stitchcraft (nicole vasbinder of queen puff puff’s space) in petaluma. her space is teeny tiny but she has it so well organized that she’s able to hold classes and display and sell sewing supplies. if you’re in the area you must stop in for her selection of fabric, she’s handpicked the best of the best. the second class was at justine malone’s expansive yarn shop in santa rosa, castaway. if i was a knitter i would pitch a tent in the shop and try my hardest to live there. her selection of yarn, patterns and gifty items (including my craft kits & accessories) is mind-blowing. so if you’re in santa rosa, petaluma or sonoma county, check out my new schedule of art & craft workshops including sewing, screenprinting, hip handmade accessories, transforming your tees, soy candle-making, natural spa goodies and more! www.thecraftkitchen.com.
one of my dilligent students & the example pillow for the sewing class
the finished pillows--p.s. these ladies didn't even know how to thread a sewing machine just three hours before they finished these adorable pillows!
the example purse from the class at cast away
the finished pillows---these ladies were so creative!