Last week I went to New York to style the next round of Sheep(ish) garments that will go into the Caron Connections newsletter, and then to shoot the cover (I’ll be on it, wearing a Sheep(ish) cowl I designed) of the holiday issue of Knit Simple Magazine. The highlight of my trip though, had to be meeting up with the delightful Brett Bara for dinner and a trip to the Met to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit!
Me & Brett in line at the Met in NYC.
Not only was the museum (and the company) fantastic, but I got treated to a sneak peak of Brett’s new book, Sewing in a Straight Line!
You know how proud I get of my friends and their accomplishments, right? Well, I’m beaming over this one! Brett’s projects are easy to follow, totally wearable and beautifully styled. The book is crisply executed with the modern esthetic of today’s, creative woman. If you’ve ever wanted to give a sewing machine a whirl, but were nervous about patterns with their pesky curves, Sewing in a Straight Line is for you!
In the book you’ll find a well-rounded collection of clothing, baby items and home decor pieces. Here are just a few of my faves (If I had a torso, I’d make the cover skirt in a flash! Alas.)
Quilty Zigs and Zags
Staggering Strips Baby Quilt
Heavy Metal Bag
Sewing in a Straight line is available in stores and online now, and you can also enter to win a copy on Brett’s blog. Oh, and once you’ve purchased or won the book, make sure to take advantage of Brett’s video tutorials for a few of the projects.
Happy Small Business Saturday! This year, my company has had the pleasure of working with over 50, fellow small businesses. See the clickable list on my blog and shop some of our favorite items from a few of our friends in the YarnYAY! Shop. Links in my @vickiehowell bio.
Thanks for supporting small businesses this holiday season!...