Thursday, November 29, 2012

Randomosities


There's no shortage of gadgets at our house, and I admit, I'm always up for a new one. So when my sister-in-law gifted me with one last weekend, I was more than pleased. It's a seam ripper with a twist - "innovative thread removers on each end." It's called a seam-fix, and believe it or not, there's even a youtube video showing how to use it. Now that's really random, but of course doesn't mean I'm not anxious to give it a try. I'm sure I'll have a chance soon.

On a more serious note, there was a really thoughtful and thought-provoking post by Jacquie of Tallgrass Prairie Studio yesterday on the private lives behind our public faces. It's worth a read.

Also yesterday, I was able to visit Drygoods Design, a little(!) shop tucked in behind the delicious Anchored Ship Coffee Bar. I chatted with Drygoods' owner, Keli  (we happen to cross paths on Instagram) about her new venture, MAKE*DO*MEND, an adjacent craft and sewing studio, which sounds like a really special place. I can't help but wish it were closer to my home!
Meanwhile, I enjoyed visiting the shop and finding a few adds to my stash. {What's a girl to do?}
And lucky for all of you who aren't able to actually visit the storefront, they have a complete online shop too. You might even consider checking it out soon, as they are having a mighty fine "spend $40 and save 40% on fabric" sale through 12/1, with the use of the posted coupon code.

Speaking of Instagram, I don't know if I've ever mentioned that I'm there - just look for aquilterstable. Fun times.

And to end on a totally random note, I thought I'd share a pic hubby took last weekend when we traveled to Eastern Washington. When I peeked out the window in the morning, I thought it had snowed, but no, it was just really heavy frost. I love the shot he took.

Linking up with Really Random Thursday.

17 comments:

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Ooh I've seen that seam ripper around - would love to know your thoughts on it!

Gorgeous photo too!

Leanne said...

It is a great picture. I will check out that shop later and anything that makes seam ripping more fun is a good idea.

Kate said...

Sigh. I miss those mornings in E.Wa! We always got a heavy fog frost, and it was so pretty! (Now the 100" of snow...don't miss that!)

Carla said...

What a cute little shop. I added a few bits yesterday to my stash too ; )

Deborah said...

Great minds think alike! I just ordered this seam ripper! Love the "snow" picture. Have a great day.

Candice said...

You'll have to give us the seam ripper report once you use it- I'm very curious :) And such a fun shop!!

Heather D. said...

I've seen those seam fix rippers in the fabric store here but I don't really get it!

The frosty photo is lovely. My son Owen is awaiting the day that we have some real snow!

Kelli said...

wow! I wish I had a fun store like that nearby...I got nada. And that picture is beautiful. Whenever we get frost (which is more than you might think) the kids are sure it snowed. Then they're just disappointed when it's ice and I have to drive slow to school.

sew katie did said...

so glad you made it in. keli's collection is so well curated.

Lynne said...

I bought that seam ripper too! Beautiful frosty picture.

Katy Cameron said...

Ha, I just posted about that seam ripper the other day, it actually makes me not upset to frog things!

Kirsten said...

Just watched the video for the seam ripper - such a great idea! And I love your frosty photo.

Allison said...

what a beautiful picture of the frost!

Mama Pea said...

I have wanted to try that seam ripper. I am interested to hear how it works for you. ;-)

Thanks for the link to Jacquie's post. I'm headed over there now. Sounds interesting.

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

I didn't realize you are in my neck of the woods! I want to visit that shop, too. and take a class with Katie. And sew in a studio just for sewing in! That seam ripper looks mighty. I'll find you on IG!

Katie said...

What a neat seam ripper!

I love Keli's store! I had a chance to shop there last month. I will definitely be going back next time I"m in Seattle. Kinda helps that it's in Ballard, which has the best shopping ever, anyway :-)

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm definitely going to have to check out that seam ripper. I just love anything Jacquie writes! And Drygood Designs--fabulous chalkboards!