Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's like Christmas around here!

Hello everyone,

There are very exciting things happening at the Thimble. Yesterday, we received Amy Butler's entire "Love" line of cottons! They are so beautiful and inspiring. There are so many projects I want to make using these fabrics.

We also received four cotton voiles by Anna Maria Horner!

And I was SO excited that I went home and made myself a shirt with one of them. 

This fabric is so wonderful. It's soft and light and breezy and perfect for so many projects!

On top of all our new fabrics, we have been working on our linens. After the yard sale we scored at, a woman brought in her mother's linen collection and offered to sell it to us. We couldn't resist! And now, our classroom looks like this. 

There's mom at her mangle. Thank goodness for that machine!

So, we have a lot of work to do. We're soaking, washing, drying, ironing, and pricing. Whew! Come in and check out all our new goods, we're excited to show them off. 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dumpster Diving

I uncovered these yesterday while diving in a dumpster outside of a yard sale (the owners gave me permission, don't worry :-)

Look at the back!  

It's SO sad the things that people throw away.  Mom and I are constantly rescuing beautiful family heirloom pieces from a sad, sad ending.  This one will be around the shop for a while, you should come check it out if you're nearby!  

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Such Excitement!

Hi T3 Fans,

It's Hannah writing to you today. As some of you may know, I'm moving to Arcata (up on the coast in Humboldt County) to go to school. I'm moving in 11 days and I'm so excited! So, in my college-student financial panic, I opened an Etsy store! I have been an absolute sewing maniac for the past few days. I am so thrilled to finally be selling my own things. Here are just a few of the items I have posted so far.

Perfectly Practical Wallet designed by me

Friday Social Cafe Apron

Midwest Wrist Cuff

In other news, our lovely garden at home has been producing away! Emma and I are excited to see corn, tomatoes, zucchini, and LOTS of summer squash...

There's 5 in this picture, but I picked 6 more within the next two days. It's too bad you can't make summer squash bread...

As I type, my students in Home Ec are working on making these aprons from Lotta Jansdotter's book. Here is the one I finished yesterday, I'll post pictures of their finished projects soon.

Speaking of Home Ec, I wanted to share some of my students projects from previous classes this month.

These are Amy's pillowcases from the first class. They matched her bedroom perfectly! The Alexander Henry fabric she used looks lovely.

And this is Brooke's tote bag from last weeks class. Again, the Alexander Henry fabric was a good choice. 

The schedule is up for classes into September so if you're interested in signing up for Home Ec (in August we'll be making gardening gloves and a gardening tote. In September we'll be making very traditional projects that include yo-yo's, log cabin coasters, embroidered towels and an apron) give us a call or drop in and we'd love to sign you up!

Anyway, wish me luck in Arcata! I'm going to miss the Thimble and all my relatives here, haha. I'll be back often to visit!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Summery Feeling

Hello! I know some people might not agree, but I am thrilled with this hot Summer weather! The vegetable garden has taken off (we picked fresh zucchini for dinner last night!), and I've been inspired to make some summery clothes. I'm always pining for the perfect project to use our vintage embroidery trim on, and I finally found a good one! 

I finished this shirt today and I can't tell you how excited I was to discover that there was just barely enough of this vintage trim to use. I took it as a sign that I needed to use it. 

I wore my new blouse around the shop for a bit today, and I'm thrilled with it! We have tons of lovely trim similar to this one, so come in and check it out. Maybe we can find the perfect project for you to use it on as well!

Anyway, we here at the Thimble hope everyone is enjoying there summer. Our calender is packed with classes, the shop is overflowing with merchandise and life is good!