Ripping Seams & Sipping Wine

What do you get when you add wine to a sewing club? Lots of seam ripping and some unlady like words.

This past weekend some friends meet for what we like to call our Sew Winey Club, basically a couple hours away from the kids and husbands.  You never know what is going to happen during the project, things get cut wrong, sewed wrong, and the seam ripper seems like it never gets a rest. But we always have fun and laugh a lot at all our mistakes.

This months project was Easter Baskets using my tutorial from my past blog post.  sew winey

Check out how they turned out!

Finished Easter Baskets for our kids

Finished Easter Baskets for our kids

Here’s to happy sewing and seam ripping.

-Mandy

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Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

Where did the year go, 2013 was a year of taking a leap of faith and starting my Sew On The Edge Etsy Store http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewOnTheEdge. I wanted to start slow and build my business with the hopes of in the future opening a brick and mortar store in Troy, OH where I could offer quaility modern fabrics and classes from the beginning to advanced sewer. So I am so looking forward to what 2014 will bring to my small business.
With all the hustle and bustle of the Holidays I have not been able to post in a while, I have been busy getting in a new shipment of fabric from Westminster Fabrics. Check out these gorgeous fabrics that are now in my shop. Oh the things that you could make with these.

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French Wall Paper in Mustard, Corriander Seagreen, Corriander Pine and Gothic Rose in Burgandy from the Belle Collection by Amy Butler

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Dahlia in Coral from the Bungalow Collection by Joel Dewberry

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Twilight and Twill Bouquet from the Dowry Collection from Anna Marie Horner

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Dovex from Lottie Da Collection by Heather Bailey and the Bird of Paradise in aqua from the Little Azalea collection by Dena Fishbein.

Hope your New Year is a good one. We are currently being hit with a winter storm right now that is expected to drop around 12 inches of snow and reach temperatures below -20 with the wind chill.  Sounds like a good time to sew to me.

First Boxes Of Fabric Have Arrived!

This past week my first two boxes of fabric arrived. It was like Christmas at my house opening the boxes and looking at the gorgeous fabric inside. The first box to arrive was from Birch Fabrics which sells the softest organic cotton and knit fabrics. I could not wait to try a yard or two. The second box was from Moda and it was so colorful, made me think of spring on a day that it was less than 30 degrees outside. 

I have been busy taking pictures and posting the fabric on my new Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewOnTheEdge. My third box of fabric is due to arrive on December 2nd and it is full of the new Belle line from Amy Butler and fabric from Anna Marie Horner’s Dowry line. This fabrics would be great for making Christmas gifts. 

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Box of chevron and poppie sun fabric from Birch.

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Box of sunshine! High Street fabrics from Moda.

Welcome To My Blog

Hi

Thanks for stopping by my blog which is about my journey to open a fabric store in Troy, Ohio while still working a full time job, raising two you boys and training for a half marathon. The name Sew On The Edge perfectly describes my life right now, I am alway on the edge of something is it insanity? My husband might say yes to that one. I also love fabric  and sewing and have become frustated with the selection of fabric around me. If I want to look at any other fabric than what the big craft stores sell I have to drive an hour, which never works when you have an inspiration and want to sew right away. So if I am frusterated with lack of quality fabric how many other people are too?  So why not open a store. I also know that the interent is a valueable tool which I  will definatley  be selling on when I get my shop open. But I also want people to be able to come in chat, share sewing tips, learn how to sew and be able to feel the fabric and see the true color. Thanks for stopping by and following me on my journey to opening Sew On The Edge.

It is going to be a fun journey!Image

Mandy