Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mom's (handmade) Summer Wardrobe and Beautiful Antique Lace

Ta da!
So, as promised, here is the second piece of mom's handmade 12 piece collection.

Again, this was made with a vintage pattern and a fantastic vintage border print cotton. The fabric has this really beautiful smoky grey/brown background which makes those coral roses pop! Mom fell in love with it as soon as we got it. I don't think it ever saw the shelves.

Remember, we'll be showing you more! So check back soon.


So, motivated by mom's sewing marathon, I decided to start making myself a few things for summer as well. All week I've been picking through magazines and my favorite online stores to find clothes I loved and today I found patterns to match! I'm very excited to go home and sew! 

In Tin Thimble news, a very sweet customer of ours came into the shop last week and gave us her Grandmother's handmade lace trims and dickie. They are exceptionally beautiful. 

The crocheted dickie 

Emma and I were doing the math, and these pieces are definitely over 100 years old. The dickie is crocheted with teeny-tiny thread. 

The gorgeous trims

The little trim at the top is tatted and the other three are also crocheted with itty-bitty thread.  They're to die for! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nuno Felted Tunics

Well, Folks, here they are! 

She has been a felting machine!  These tunics are beautiful, flattering and SO much fun to make!  Check out the lessons page of the website to find out when classes are. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Something New


We have decided to mix up our blogs a bit. Instead of Emma writing every blog, I (Hannah) am going to  start writing a few as well.  So, hello everyone! We are also going to start showing you bits and pieces of our lives outside of the shop. Yes, amazingly enough we all have time to do things outside of the Thimble!

Mom has been a sewing fool lately. She is on a mission to make herself 12 new clothing items for summer, and we're going to keep you updated on how she is doing. So far, over the past 4 mondays (her only day off), she has sewn herself 6 items. She amazes me. Here is the first one! Drumroll....

This beauty is made from a vintage pattern and the most gorgeous vintage cotton and it fits her like a glove. Keep an eye on our posts for more! We'll be showing you a new one each week.

You know you have the greatest boyfriend ever when....

he crochets you a beanie for Valentines day! He even made it out of wool yarn from the Thimble.

A huge thank you to Matthew for making me such a heartfelt gift. I'll take this over chocolates any day!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Home Ec / Scrappy Happiness

We are so excited to announce that Katie Trott of Katie Jean will be teaching our March series of Home Ec!!  The theme:  Scrappy Happiness!

 March 3rd - Embroidery Hoop Initials

 March 10th - Scrappy Coasters
March 24th - Eye Pillows

March 31st - Scrappy Quilt

Check out the lessons page of the website for details on upcoming classes!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Home Ec / Farmers Market

Hannah had SO much fun sewing up the samples for our Farmers Market series at Home Ec.    We started with the reusable grocery tote last Wednesday: 

This coming Wednesday we will be making reusable produce bag:

And then we'll be making zippered pouches:

And then, finally, we'll be making skirts!

Come join in on our fun Home Ec classes every Wednesday from 6:00-9:00.  Check out the lessons page of the website for further details.