Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I celebrated my birthday in early August, and went to one of my favorite places for creative inspiration, Anthropoligie. A gift from me to me was this delicate teacup. I now have my morning coffee in it, and it really tastes better than before!

My family went to Denver for a few days....took in a Rockies game, where I wore this great bucket hat made with Amy Butler fabrics......

....and of course, wore my lounge pants to the game. Yes, I read at the game. My husband was so amused that he took a picture to document the event:
I also visited Fancy Tiger in Denver, where I met Amber and Jaime, the owners. What a great little place! They sell yarn as well as fabric (Amber said they were originally knitters), and I was so inspired looking around. Amber was patient and sweet as I tried not to ambush her too much with questions. Don't miss checking them out if you're in Denver!

Finally, here's a school bag made by 13-year-old Taylor with a little help from me. She had in her mind what she wanted. I altered a pattern, and here's what she went off to 8th grade this year with! (I know, mom, I'm not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition) It has a zipper closure and inside pockets.
For the next 3 months, we'll be featuring different books we sell in the store. Classes will be projects from the books, as well as our standard Hip Stitch basics and few others. September features Sewing Green. I'm on the verge of publishing the calendar, so be patient as we finalize things!


Bethany Dawn Burns said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love the tea cup...so happy and cheerful.

Kara said...

That looks like fun. Love the hat and the tea cup (LOVE Anthropologie too LOL). Glad you had a great birthday :)