Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Hi everyone!

It's Hannah writing today. I've returned from my road trip to a very busy Tin Thimble! On top of the new merchandise, classes, etc. Emma has been sewing away and made this adorable reversible apron for one of June/ July's Home Ec classes. She used Lotta Jansdotter's book to make it and we now have this book in the shop for sale. 

For the front side emma chose a white and black striped linen, and on the other side she used a red print with forks and knives on it by Hoodie. It's so cute! Good job Em,  I can't wait for the Home Ec class! As usual, if you're interested in signing up for this or any of the other Home Ec classes, you can visit the website, call us or drop in for more information. 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Simple Tote

With Hannah gone on her road trip to Yellowstone (I'm SO jealous)  sample sewing has been left to me and I've been a sewing maniac the last two days!  I made the towels that I showed yesterday and then I made pillowcases and now I've finished this tote and an apron (which I'll show you later).  All patterns were from this book (which is now available in the shop) by Lotta Jansdotter.  We'll be working on these projects in June's and July's Home Ec classes - come join us!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Class on the Cuff/Kitchen Towels

It was so much fun to sew up these great, simple and useful kitchen towels today!  I made them using 100% linen from the shop along with some cotton twill for the loops and I used the directions from Lotta Jansdotter's book, Simple Sewing.  I can't wait to take them home to my kitchen!  If you'd like to make some of these towels with us join us for our Class on the Cuff on Friday, June 25 from 2:30-4:30 - more info here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

So Much to Share!

Hi TTT enthusiasts. It's Hannah writing to you today. We've been busy here at the Thimble. We've recovered from the Summer Wardrobe Fashion Show (which was an absolute success! Pictures coming soon) and now were busy rearranging and stocking the shelves here at the shop. I've been fully submersed in projects at home as well. I'm moving to Arcata in a few months and like most people moving away for the first time, I wanted some new furniture and linens. As usual, I'm on a veeeery tight budget so I had to get creative!

I bought this desk at the Goodwill. It was just a plain maple desk with bronze handles. Ew. So I bought a gallon of paint, and some spray paint and now it looks like this!

Then I wanted a bedspread to match (My current bedspread is red,brown, green, marigold, all colors that clash horribly with the chartreuse color of the desk), so I pieced together a bunch of old table cloths, napkins, and some linen yardage to make a Queen sized duvet cover. It was SO much work, but it's totally worth it. 

And here's a detail of all the different textures. Because it's white, it's hard to see all the piecework I did on the top. 

Oh, and Flicka left my underwear crate to test out the new cover. She approves.

Then this duvet cover lead to the need for matching pillow cases. (By this point my sewing machine is making weird noises and is in serious need of a tune-up)

On another creative note, Emma and I finally got our garden planted! We're excited to see all of our little vegetables in the ground.

Anyway, thats what we've been up to. Come in and check out the shop, we're adding all sorts of new merchandise!