I am getting my six year-old ready for first grade (in truth, I am getting myself ready for first grade). He is ready and fully buying into the school-clothes-backpack-new-pencils preparation that is going on around us. Thankfully, he has not decided that he needs all new things and so we've set about making his old stuff better-- you know, more first grade.
Bolt stocks a nice supply of craft supplies for all your no-sew projects, and we are making good use of Liquid Stitch for all our backpack patch attaching needs. I have long looked for glue that will hold fabric to fabric-- this stuff seems like a good fit for small home dec repairs, shoe issues (I just reinforced some stitching by squirting some glue into a part of my canvas shoes), or patch attachment, when hand or machine sewing would be difficult. It goes on white and dries clear with a consistency a bit thicker than Elmer's. We used bull clips to clamp it in place while it dried (which takes a while and then longer to cure), and so far so good!
He insisted on attaching an Elvis' Taking Care of Business in a Flash patch that he found in a box. His Grandpa would be so proud. The squirrel playing drums is a Ferdinand product and one of my favourites. The glue is all mine-- I'm adding a bottle of it to my In Case of Craft Emergency bin.
Just a quick reminder-- the store will only be open from 10-1 pm, this Saturday, August 21st. We'll be back open for regular business hours on Sunday from 11-4 pm.
We've got some Joel Dewberry and some Amy Butler all queued up and ready to go for this month's Giveaway!
Leave your comment here before Saturday at 5 pm PST. We can only ship to US addresses-- Happy August!
Weeks Ringle, the mastermind (along with her husband, Bill) behind FunQuilts and books like The Modern Quilt Workshop have published an online quilt pattern to raise money and awareness for an organization particularly dear to them: The Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago. The pattern is available free or by donation as a PDF (you can read about the 190 mile bike ride fundraiser they just completed) and all monies collected will be turned in September 10th! I love this pattern and it's name-- The Deep Breath Quilt. We could all use some of that.
New Fabric! There are apples, chickens (and their eggs), floral, and
graphic prints in from the geniuses at Alexander Henry (some of the 20
bolts are pictured above). The rest of our Kokka shipment of Far, Far
Away II is in as well. I have positioned myself and my sewing machine
right in front of the air conditioner and plan to sew this heatwave