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Paper Cutting Artistry.

Paper Cutting Artistry.

This was hanging down from the ceiling at some store waaay back in 2007 (I think it was Target, but I can’t remember). I love paper cutting artistry.

Photo by Stephanie Garrison.


“Be You.”

Happy crafting artwork at the Canvas Corp Booth earlier this month @CHA2013 in Anaheim, CA.

Photo taken by Stephanie Garrison.

Don’t Stop Believin’

Don't Stop Believin'

Guerilla knitting at it’s (sub)urban finest.

Photo taken by Stephanie Garrison in BayHo San Diego, Spring 2012.

Quip Tip: Folding Clothes Consistently

Years ago, I stumbled across this nugget of wisdom: keep a new cutting board handy in your closet. It can help to uniformly fold sweaters and shirts for even stacking – towels too (Martha Stewart’s site mentions storing one in the laundry room for such a purpose).

And for those of you with fabric stashes, this folding tool can tame your remnants into a neater piles. So simple!

The Challenge: Building a Better Dress Form Silhouette

While driving home tonight, I was mulling around in my head how to design a better dress form for larger, hard-to-fit female figures. I know there are solutions out there, but this is for chicks who want to jerry-rig something in their own workspace using what supplies they already have.

Recently, I bought a vintage sewing book that featured a picture of an ancient contraption to solve this precise problem.

I plan on engineering my own solution for the home sewer. To be continued…

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