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Susan's Blog – August 2011 Archive (5)

Stitching Dreams and Pursuing Passions

Younger generation recovers lost art of sewing


By Chris Zdeb, Edmonton Journal

Photograph by: Shaughn Butts, The Journal, Edmonton Journal

Angela Kelly teaches everyone from kids and moms to whoever wants to learn how to sew. Here, Stella Chamberlain sews bikinis to sell in Asia, with proceeds…


Added by Susan on August 9, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Tips for Sewing With Soft Minky Fabric

My baby quilts are soft, cuddly, and can make a wonderful touch and feel blanket, as well.

What gives the quilts that added special touch? The fabric is called minky, which is luxurious and silky…


Added by Susan on August 8, 2011 at 4:15pm — 2 Comments

Mother-daughter team turns creative idea into successful business venture - Michigan Morning Sun

"When a little girl puts on a tutu, she begins to dance.

Or, said Kaleena Lidke of Alma, they prance.

Lidke, 28, is the daughter in a mother/daughter team that makes tutus. They have an online business, The Two Tutu Ladies.



Added by Susan on August 7, 2011 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

The Washington Post says: “Sewing is Back” and Sew News is offering a free e-Book, Sewing for Kids


"Eva Sophia Shimanski, 10, picked out the perfect thing to wear on the plane for her family’s trip to Colorado last week: the dress she had just made at sewing camp. “It’s really comfortable,” she said.  Eva Sophia is one of many kids who have recently discovered the old art of sewing. Camps and community centers are offering…


Added by Susan on August 5, 2011 at 3:51pm — 15 Comments

It’s all sew beautiful - Australia's Zelma Steeper

When Zelma Steeper finished sewing her daughter Beverly’s wedding dress, she made sure it looked “as good on the inside as it did out”, says Beverly Silby, now 71.

So much so that on one occasion the young woman accidentally wore it inside out.

Mrs Silby came from the NSW Riverina to attend the opening night of The White Wedding Dress…


Added by Susan on August 2, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

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