Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

January Class

I've added a class for January...

Make Your Own Baby Sling
THURSDAY January 27th 7-9pm
at Drawstring, 800 E Potter
Cost: $20 + supplies

Taught by Sarah Rachelle
Class is limited to 6 students-email if interested.

Stay tuned for additional February and March classes-I am also interested in hearing any ideas you have for classes, feel free to shoot me an email.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Last Minute Christmas Item

Late last week I got inspired to make this table runner. It was a pretty easy pattern to follow and if I would have thought about it a few months earlier-I think it would have been a great project for a class for a holiday project-I'm definitely going to put it on the calendar for next year. I still haven't decided if it will be a gift or become part of our holiday decor so currently it is sitting nicely folded until I make up my mind! I chose the charcoal and lime green to keep it a little more contemporary and then paired it with a fun dot pattern on the back. Unfortunately I don't have a good pic showing the quilting, but I basically quilted loosely snowflakes.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Little Kids Pajama Pants

I had a customer come in yesterday and she bought flannel to make pajama pants for her son and husband. I mentioned that I had recently made some for my son and nephews and that I had gotten the pattern off of etsy....well here's the link if you're interested in purchasing the pattern

The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours and it was one of the easiest patterns to follow that I've used recently and the pants turned out so cute. I'll post a pic once my son wears them on Christmas!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Penguin and Fish Embroidery Kits

I found these kits awhile ago and for some unknown reason have been dragging my feet when it's come to ordering them. Well no more....these little guys will be in the shop soon! What do you think???? I think they're so adorable and great for beginners-plus they're from a pretty local person-she's from MN.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sewing and Quilting Instructors Wanted!

'm looking for experienced modern sewers and quilters who are patient, enthusiastic, and enjoy working with people to teach at Drawstring in 2011. Teaching experience is preferred, but not necessary. Our classes will be held weekday evenings and weekend days.

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Please email me at drawstringstudio[AT]gmail[DOT]com with:

– a description of your sewing or quilting experience
– the types of classes you’d like to teach
– your availability, and
– photos of at least 3 recently completed projects.

If you have a blog or website, please include a link. I’d love to check it out.

Thank you!


Need I say more? Here's the low store this week all fabrics with a blue dot are $1 off/yard, green dots are $2 off/yard. Patterns are also marked down.

Online: Monaluna, Daisy Janie and other fabrics have been reduced and I may add reductions throughout the week.

Trying to clear out some inventory before we close on Dec 14th so that we can open in the new year with new fabrics for you to look at!

If you live in the area but would like to buy online-go ahead and put in the notes that it's shipping in WI and I'll waive the shipping charges(USPS First Class Mail).

Thanks and Happy Holidays!!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Come Visit Us at the Urban Garage Sale

If you've never been to one of the Urban Garage Sales at Turner Hall you NEED to come check it out this Saturday. Great deals on many local shops and Heavy Rotation has awesome deals on t-shirts. Just in time for the holidays and a great way to support local businesses. This is our second time participating in the Sale and I am looking forward to it being a great time once again. Hopefully I won't buy too many things :) You can check out the Facebook page for it HERE

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Maternity/Holiday Closing

My Due Date is growing closer by the day so I'd like to announce our Brick and Mortar Store Closing Dates...We will be closed from December 14th-January 1st. Our Etsy store will be closed December 15th-December 25th.

Check back soon for additional potential changes in hours/closings in the next few weeks if there are any.

I would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy Holiday Season.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tea Towel Calendars

I wanted to share this deal that I received an email about from Spoonflower. They are offering 2 for 1 fat quarters which just happens to be the size that many of the tea towel designs fit on. I was so excited that I tried to order some today before realizing that the deal starts on Monday-bummer! Also be sure that you order 2011 calendars-some of the ones I liked were 2010. Here are a couple that I thought were interesting....(sorry I was being too lazy to rotate them)
fabric by cynthiafrenette
fabric by snowflower

Anyways take a look-they would make a great gift. Here's your link to Spoonflower HERE
and a little blurb from the email....

Tea towels are easy to sew, fit on a fat quarter of fabric, and make wonderful handmade gifts. So to help you out with your holiday shopping, Spoonflower is holding a two-for-one tea towel special for five days next week. Here are the details:

What: Buy two fat quarters of fabric on Spoonflower for the price of one. [Most tea towel designs fit on a fat quarter.] A fat-quarter of linen-cotton canvas (which works well for tea-towels) is normally $14, so it will cost $7 during the period of the promotion.

When: Monday, November 29 at 8am EST through Friday, December 3 at 6pm EST

How: Add two fat quarters (or any other number) and you will get half-off the regular price. The discount will be calculated automatically and the promotional price will appear in your shopping cart.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sharing this Thanksgiving

There are so many things that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving, both in terms of being a new business owner and all of the great people I have already met through my store but also in terms of our personal lives.

Instead of going through all of the items that I am thankful for, I thought I'd take another approach and share some projects, blogs etc with you....

I had a customer come in today and tell me about an Amy Butler pattern she found for a reversible tissue box cover, well that got me thinking about all of the great free patterns Amy Butler has on her website(I like the August Fields Duvet and the necklace pattern) so check them out HERE when you get a chance(the link is on the bottom right for the patterns)
The Robert Kaufman website is a great place to look for inspiration for color combinations and free quilt patterns. Check it out HERE

I could probably keep adding links for days, but I'll stop with the next one, if you haven't check out Dana at Made's blog, you've been missing out. She has some of the best tutorials and ideas. They're not always craft related, but it's a great blog to add to your blog roll. Check it out HERE
Hope you get a chance to enjoy these links and have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

What's Your Color Personality?

I usually stay away from surveys and questionnaires, but this one seemed fun on a Saturday morning. All you have to do is click HERE to take the REAL SIMPLE Quiz: Find Your Color Personality.

I took it and these were my results.... You Are an Earth Personality

Earth types—solid, grounded thinkers—like to surround themselves with deep blues, black, grays, and browns. Earth personalities are honest and loyal; it’s no coincidence that we describe steadfast companions as “true blue.” But Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of the adds, “If you choose blues and grays, you’re likely a little more reticent and self-conscious,” and you can seem reserved, even standoffish.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More fabrics picked up this weekend

I headed down to Chicago this past weekend and picked these up along with a few others as well ...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thanksgiving Week Hours

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Wow can't believe the Thanksgiving holiday will be here in just a few weeks-I have so so many things to be thankful for this year!

Our Brick and Mortar Store hours the week of Thanksgiving will be:
Tuesday 23rd 12-6pm
Wed 24th CLOSED
Thurs 25th CLOSED
Friday 26th 12-4
Sat 27th 12-4

You can also shop online on our Etsy store 24-7 HERE

Also be sure to check back for My Maternity Announcement and December Holiday Hours.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Made Item

This is our new diaper bag made from our in stock Echino fabric - Kim at Peanut Butt Baby Products made it for us-LOVE IT and can't wait to get it in the mail.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Baby Room Redo

I know this isn't fabric related but I don't think everything on this blog necessarily needs to be...maybe just craft related.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the baby's room, just knew I wanted to do something a little different, I contemplated painting stripes on the wall but then convinced my husband that we should do a wall of wallpaper-I am so glad he said yes-I LOVE IT!

Before Pic
After Pics