Thursday, January 15, 2009

Website Updates

We're chugging through the backlog of work that has built up over the summer break, and catching up on the to-do list. I'm also madly trying to prepare for the Stitches and Craft Show and finish another pattern.... We're peddling fast so we'll eventually get there!

I spent yesterday sorting out the new 2009 Course Schedule. It's up on the website here....
There will be less classes this year than usual. I have too many other commitments and projects on the go, and I'd also like to spend some time with my family. Last year was crazy, and this year I'm trying to find a bit of balance.... so my apologies if you can't make the dates that are listed - I simply can't fit in any more!

Do remember that if you can't make it to a workshop, that my patterns are written as mini-classes in bag-making techniques, and follow a natural progression from beginners to advanced. If you treat them as a self-paced course YOU WILL LEARN LOTS about bag-making and your sewing skills will improve!


I'm catching up on other website updates, which had fallen way behind during the big pattern-finishing push at the end of last year. New to the website (not necessarily new to blog followers...) are....

These cute loop buckles (which you can see on the Carry All bag here). We now have them in 25mm (1") as well as 18mm. The size measurement is the width of the strap that will fit the clasp.


...Ahhh... those lovely Moleskin Pressing Cloths for folding into all sorts of shape and size pressing hams. See the demo here...


Fairly new on the scene are these 40mm brass o-rings. They're made from sturdy 4mm wire. You can see them here...



I just realised that it was "My Creative Space" day today, and it's midnight. I'm not feeling too creative now and have no photos to share.... I think I'll be a day or so late with this week's effort, sorry!

2 comments:

MissyP said...

Oh Nikki, thank you for visiting my very new blog and leaving me a comment. That was my very first other than a friend and my sister! I think I've only told about four people that I've started it. Beginners nerves I think. Anyway, much appreciated. Also, I see your course schedule for this year so I'd better hurry up and pay so I'm ensured a spot in your 'bag in a day'. I was on your waiting list and was very disappointed when I couldn't make the extra class you scheduled (Nov??). I can't wait!

Holly said...

Oh but Nikki, you've already shared your creative space with us in this post! All those lovely photos and you know there's more than just a physical creative space - there's the creative space in oru minds too, where all the creating starts! It's always great to read what people are up to, their plans (and who can resist juicy new products!)

~Holly

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