Monthly Archives: November 2011

I LOVE this felted bucket bag that Dana designed! She is soo crafty she needed to make herself a very large tote bag to fill-up with all her projects she is always working on. I am telling you her hands never stop moving! I often find her on lunch break knitting in the break room.
Dana is an expert knitter and was taught by her Grandma many years ago. We are soo excited that Dana is offering a free pattern with detailed instructions so you can re-create her felted bucket bag. Thanks Dana! To read more about this bag check out her blog here.

The outside of the bag is made from three Cascade 220 colors; Azure, Olive and Grey. Cascade 220 yarn is a fantastic worsted weight wool yarn. It works up smoothly with no splitting or knots. Perfect for a large project like a sweater or blanket or a small one like a scarf or a hat. It also felts beautifully for bags, hats or toys. There are soo many combinations of colors available. The mustard floral fabric on the inside of the bag is a Japanese import and is a cotton/linen blend.

Dana has been dreaming of making these 1930’s “kitchenette pajamas” from Decades of Style patterns since we first got them into the store. I can’t believe how adorable they turned out!!! Her fabric choices really worked well and gave the pajamas a classic retro look and feel. She used a lightweight organic cotton canvas in a curry color for the pants and a retro floral polka dot print for the top and bottom of pants for contrast.

Don’t be scared to re-upholster! It’s a fun project and you can always practice on an old chair you found in the dumpster like me!


Dani made this fabulous wrap dress using the “Crepe Dress” pattern by Colette. We are soo proud of Dani, this is the first dress she has ever sewn! She was nervous, but we assured her that the Colette patterns are easy to follow with lots of great instructions.

Dani used Robert Kaufman’s Kona solids for a simple classic look. The main dress is made from “Kona Nightfall” and the belt is “Kona Solid Gold.

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