Thursday, April 8, 2010

A new idea....

I'll start with what's new in the store, which is always exciting!  These are just a few of the bolts that arrived.....all well-loved, but sadly, have been discontinued, until - a RE-PRINT came along - woo hoo!

And, the Oliver+S new patterns have arrived!
Aren't they so sweet?!

Now, to my idea.....I feel that I'm in a bit of a blog rut.  Not as consistent as I want to be.....I feel a bit un-creative in relaying Hip Stitch happenings.  I feel a wee bit like Julie Powell in Julie & Julia - remember her?  She wanted to write, but it took forcing herself to take such extreme measures as cooking a Julia Child recipe every single day for one year.  Well, I'm not going to those extremes, though I did just take out of the oven 3 loaves of bread from by beloved bread book, "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day." (you haven't run out and bought this book yet?! shame!)  But I digress. 

I'm going to get a bit drastic in my quest to liven up the blog.  I'm going to venture out weekly and visit a crafter's studio space.  And take pictures.  And interview her a bit (there may be a 'him' along the way - who knows?!)  And maybe some weeks will be more full than others with life, and it'll be more challenging to do my job - but I'm going to give it my all.  Won't you join me in this journey?!  I may be calling or emailing YOU to request a visit to your space - I hope you'll accommodate me.

(Now, keep in mind, when I say studio space, I don't mean necessarily an entire room devoted to sewing.  It could be like mine right now - a $5 yard sale desk in the corner of my dining room.)


perdoozy said...

love this idea!! i can't wait to see where everyone "works" from!

Ellen said...

Fun idea - looking forward to seeing everyone's space! :)

Robyn said...

This is a great idea, Suzanne! I love seeing other people's sewing spaces! And I know what you mean by having a cramped area.

Paula said...

Cool - I'm excited to see where others craft.