Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy National Sewing Month and...a Winner!

I just found out that September is National Sewing Month and this is 2 bunches of fat quarters from Purl Soho, a birthday gift from my boyfriend "for encouragement and inspiration" as he says, very sweet, as he's also contributed to my crafty endeavors before.  There is a fantastic selection of projects you can make from fat quarters on Sew, Mama, Sew! and I'm definitely picking one soon.
Walking down by South Street Seaport this weekend we passed a fence adorned with sewing spools that stretched for blocks and blocks...until we came to a description:
noting that it's a temporary installation by Katherine Daniels: check out her site, amazing work with fabric, beads, wire and more.  I'm so glad I passed by this!  We also saw some cool graffiti in the East Village.
And I started a new project on the way up to Northampton, Massachusetts for a little trip.
We saw a Crafts Avenue:
and while there weren't craft shops on that block, there were 2 yarn boutiques in town:
and we had such a nice time browsing through the fantastic gifts, cards, books, Japanese and Korean design products and great craft section at Essentials where we had the pleasure of meeting owner Sydne and manager Colette: so lovely to chat with both of you! 
For dinner we had a sushi Love Boat for 2...
which brings me to the winner of the Knit Sushi Giveaway:
Thank you to everyone who entered...the futomaki prize goes to entry #4: Small Burst
So, I will be sending this along to Small Burst just in time before NYC Fashion Week, which will mean lots of work for me, culminating in the 2nd year of Fashion's Night Out on Friday, September 10th:
And next week on Tuesday, September 14th, CBS will air a special behind-the-scenes look at the planning and the parties, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (who I'm watching sing about suits right now on How I Met Your Mother).

12 comments:

Vicky said...

Happy National Sewing Month and I believe it was also Labor Day for you guys on Monday. Your 2 bundles of fat quarters look yummy, ooo...maybe you can start yourself a quilt.

The Girlie Blog said...

Cool. Happy national sewing month to you too! Love the little sushi roll, so cute!

Small Burst said...

Woo hoo. Thanks so much. I can't wait to get these!! Love Craft Ave. Glad you had a great time at Northampton. Would be so truly amazing if Craft Ave. what just a street full of different types of quaint little craft stores. I'd make a special trip for that.

Sydne said...

Thanks so much for your lovely hello! It was so nice meeting you both too, and I hope the kiddo did well in her first weekend at Hampshire! Next time we are down in NY, perhaps we should have some dinner?
When you have a moment, take a look at our Facebook page as there's a little something there for you.
http://www.facebook.com/ShopEssentials

Anonymous said...

Did you know that while in Northampton you were blocks away from the largest yarn store in the country?

Craftiness NOW said...

hi vicky, yes! i cannot wait to dig into those fat quarters, haha...

thanks, tris1978ton :-)

hey Small Burst, yes the package is coming to you ASAP, congrats! there must be a craft boutique-lined street somewhere, we should find it ;-)

Sydne! thanks for the comment and the facebook shoutout! dinner definitely!

Anonymous: WOW! i'm truly impressed with this, i'll be up in the area again, so i'll definitely check it out, thanks for the tip!

awww, thanks, Ashley, i love the things u make too!

PearlsAndGreenTea said...

That sushi looks so good!

Also, a friend of mine lives in Denver and saw this yarn bombing and I thought of you! Her pics were on fb so I found pics on another blog to show you..

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hvbzXC_p4Oc/TGRReHuFXVI/AAAAAAAAB0Q/tm33hH-pLAg/s1600/fence+of+flowers.jpg

Craftiness NOW said...

Hi PearlsAndGreenTea, i love this pic, thanks so much for thinking of me!

Annie P. said...

Fashion's Night Out was fun but I couldn't get any shopping done, I was too distracted with free makeup, food and drinks LOL
I love your blog! Crafters unite! (Only I'm not very skilled at knitting :/ haha)

flora said...

thanks for visiting my blog! I'm so jealous that you live in NY and can visit purl soho anytime!

love the knit sushi. congrats to small burst!

Sandy a la Mode said...

ohh i better get to sewing if it's national sewing month~!! love that sushi!

Craftiness NOW said...

thanks, Annie! i'd love to see what you craft up ;-) and yea the FNO was insane: like adult Halloween and Mardi Gras all in one! glad u got some nice freebies.

thank you, flora! i love your blog too, i'll be reading!

hi Sandy, you have such amazing sewing project, can't wait to see what u do this month! and thanks :-)

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