Thursday, May 24, 2012


What can you do with 20 something glass bottles, some stolen twine and a scrap box of fabric? 
 I made a cheery fabric flower window display!

Happy Sewing!
~Melisa & Cordelia

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My New Obsession

Early this week I received my shipment of the new Tula Pink line of fabric Night Shade. As soon as I ripped open the box, I knew I was in trouble because theses fabrics are to die for.
Each and every one of them.
Take a peak!

It took all of 0.15865 seconds before my brain was full of ideas for these beauties.
They will make wonderful dresses, skirts, bags, aprons and more!

It took me another 2.3658 seconds before I was ready to dive in and start cutting up the fabrics.

But I had to wait because I had customers in the store, and it’s not polite to ignore them just because I have beautiful fabric.

As soon as things calmed down a bit I got busy sewing, and after a stitch stitch here, and a snip, snip there I had created this:

And this:

For the bag, I used Anna Maria’s Multi-Tasker Tote pattern, and I sure am glad I did because this bag is great!

It’s big and roomy and has front pockets ideal for stashing my phone and keys.

The Apron pattern came from the book The Perfect Apron and I love how the girly flounces contrasts with the spider webs and skulls in the fabric.

If you would also like to have oodles of fun with this fabric, you better stop by Stitchology soon because this stuff is going fast!

Happy sewing!
~Melisa & Cordelia

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stitchology: Then and Now.

Today Stitchology turns 6 months old.  Can you believe it?  Well you probably can, but I can’t.  I was looking through my old pictures of the store, and it’s amazing how much growth we’ve had in a relatively short time.  Take a look.

We had no sign yet.


I had tables, but  ugly dirty paint.
(although all the young men aren't too hard on the eyes)

After a bit:
New paint did wonders to clean things up!

I have lots of stuff on the walls to inspire new projects.

The pattern wall was a little bare

The pattern wall is so full I have to find creative new ways to display them.
 Like hanging them on this new fabric display.

The couch was just for sitting
The couch is a place for lots of fabric critters to hang out at.

We had a ribbon display full of cool ribbons. 
We just have more cool ribbons! 
We had books and thread and stuff...

We have more books and thread and stuff.  And zippers too!

This is what the display table looked like. 
It is full of fabric cause I ran out of bookshelf space.

We have a few new displays that didn't even exist then like all this beautiful felt.
Or this rack of fabric rolls. 
 And this cool ladder display.
But some things haven't changed too much.
Like take for example the fridge.


We still have it packed full of the bubbly.

Happy Sewing
~Melisa & Cordelia