Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Operation Incognito now available

The Operation Incognito PDF pattern is now available two ways:
1) Emailed to you within 24 hours after you buy in my Etsy shop
2) Instantly downloadable in my Craftsy pattern store

I revamped the original gift idea to include the nine mustache and beard styles you see modeled so goofily above by my own two secret agents (what a silly photo session that was!) and I changed the original drawstring bag into a felt manila envelope that comes with a printable disguise guide. It would be a fun gift set to make for a small secret agent in your life.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

mustaches and misc.

(Late Note: This is now available as a PDF pattern in my shops: Etsy (emailed within 24 hours) and Craftsy (instant download))

Hey, there. It's all mustaches all the time around here. I'm finishing up a sewing pattern for the previously seen Operation Incognito that I think you'll really like. I've added new mustaches and beard styles and a new way to stash them all. Ha ha. Stash. In other news:
  • Abby Glassenberg has another great article posted right now on the ins and outs of contributing to craft books. It's a great resource for you if you'd like to know more about the process. I'm just really enjoying her whole Softies For Sale series. Hmm, that's a lot of Ss. Fun with sibilance.
  • Am I the only one not watching Downton Abbey for pity's sake? I watched series one last year, but fumbled it and didn't catch the first episodes of series two, and now I stubbornly refuse to enter in the middle of things. I'll have to wait until it streams or something.
  • There are now several shops listed on the mmmakers page if you are looking for ready-made Wee Mouses or other items from an Mmmcrafts pattern. 
  • Wow, suddenly I really, really, really need a haircut. This always seems to sneak up on me. I'll go for weeks feeling good about my hair, then one day I wake up and it has Crossed The Line.
  • I'm rereading Circle of Friends and I've decided I'd like to be Irish and live in a tiny town near Dublin, eat porridge with cream and wear woolen pencil skirts. I love the way Maeve Binchy phrases things. My favorite quote from today's reading: "She doesn't spend the the whole lunch hour eating by the look of her, thin string of misery that she is."
  • Speaking of food, I'm going to see Hunger Games on Monday night with some gal friends! Oh, Hunger Games the Movie, please oh please oh please live up to my (unreasonable) expectations.

Friday, March 16, 2012

card for Chelsea and Raven

My sweet nieces share a birthday week in March, and I'm hoping they do not mind sharing a birthday card too.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Zakka Style errata

This just in: If you are making my Stem Messenger Bag included in the book Zakka Style, there is a misprint on page 47 in the instructions. The text says to draw a line measuring 3 inches from the point, but it should read 3 inches from edge to edge, like so:

Make a little note in your book for future reference. You can check C&T's official errata page for Zakka Style right here.